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12 Hour short film challenge (self challenged)

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Some friends and I decided we'd like to try and do a short film. So we made an outline to write, score, film, and edit in 12 hours and this is the outcome! Shot entirely with a hacked GH1 and a 50mm canon fd lens

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

http://vimeo.com/28317826


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Found it interesting - Was waiting for something else to happen though. Overall pretty good, especially for 12 hours.

I'd be interested in more info on your hardware (hacked GH1 and FD lens).

Bruce Paul 7Squared Productions http://www.7squared.com


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Thanks! It was somewhat of a "we dont know where its going" type thing we just thought the package would leave at least some kind of hang at the end to leave it up to the viewer to think what it could have been.

As for my gear, I recently bought a Panasonic GH1 off ebay for just over 600 dollars and had a decent collection of old FD glass sitting around from my moms old 35mm camera. I ordered a few lens adapters and they worked flawlessly! the kit lens was horrible in lowlight as it was only a slow 4.5 but the 50mm 1.8 was crystal clear. I hacked the camera about halfway to its full potential at about 50mbps avchd just for stability reasons as any wide shots with a lot of detail spiked the bitrate above the card's write speed. I highly recommend this camera as a B camera to my Sony NX5u


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Tyler -

Thanks - Which lens kits did you use? I have a lot of Canon FD glass (from my old F-1 setup) including a 55mm f1.2 which I would love to be able to use again - Your setup seems like a great way for me to start!

Your vid definitely showed off how nice a good lens can be.

Bruce Paul 7Squared Productions http://www.7squared.com


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I used the panasonic14-40 kit lens which has a beautiful sharp picture in well lit scenes, but suffers dramatically when you get into the darker areas. they do make a nice 20mm pancake lens that is apparently really good in lowlight but its almost 800 dollars and I prefer to shoot in manual anyways gives you a better feel for your camera.