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 3 months ago '04        #51
KidKingGoD 
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 baddie said
Iím into Film right now. But I got a buddy who shoots with canon. We been testing out studios these past few months to get a feel of the atmosphere & equipment.

I really like the Aputure LS 600D. Thinking about copping that and a few other things like the backdrops and etc.

This was from a testing shoot we had a few weeks back. Unedited though.


Tell your boy to stop shooting wide open in the studio like an amatuer. That should be tack sharp why would I want to look at a white background witha sharp face and blurry body? Come on dawg...

Composition and color grade is nice though.
If you are going to shoot film, get a medium format camera otherwise you are wasting film shooting 35mm aint no money in that and the images aint going to hit like you think they will. Medium format for portraits or look like a sucker comparing 50-100megapixel cameras vs 35 mm. Word to he wise.

Also dont buy backdrops... LMAO rent them find a studio that has them charge the client to rent them and let THEM pay for it.
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 3 months ago '18        #52
baddie  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x30
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 KidKingGoD said
Tell your boy to stop shooting wide open in the studio like an amatuer. That should be tack sharp why would I want to look at a white background witha sharp face and blurry body? Come on dawg...

Composition and color grade is nice though.
If you are going to shoot film, get a medium format camera otherwise you are wasting film shooting 35mm aint no money in that and the images aint going to hit like you think they will. Medium format for portraits or look like a sucker comparing 50-100megapixel cameras vs 35 mm. Word to he wise.

Also dont buy backdrops... LMAO rent them find a studio that has them charge the client to rent them and let THEM pay for it.
Most of it is my fault purposely. I don’t shoot film for money, I’m director/stylist so I was playing around with different angles. I’m into the art side of photography and etc. so I go for a certain aesthetic, or a certain style of branding.

I have several 35mm and medium format cameras. I collect them, it’s moreso a hobby than a cash grab. I use my Contax more than often, but it’s in the shop at the moment.

But Yeah most of the time when I shoot, or anything that pertains to that I go for a certain aesthetic more than the crispy look of a edited product. Like for example, that testing shoot we had wasn’t for her exactly, it was testing for a branding I recently had in mind.




What I’m more into.




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 3 months ago '04        #53
patt24 
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 Beer said
Yo I mostly lurk on here but I’m revamping my pod and I wana do it right lights camera I already got the recording equipment (kinda) I just need some help on the tech stuff lmk if any brothers can lend me a hand on what I need to cop. I appreciate it.
let me know what you're trying to d, your budget and your skill level and ill try and help.

 AliHood said

I am very curious on those Rotolight AEOS 2 LED Lights most on the photography end too tho just cuz I shoot hybrid, but they pricey!
you have the sz150 right... I'd stick with that unless you want a 1x1RGB then i would definitely spend the extra $ on a litepanels gemini, its worth it or even a ZOLAR 1◊1... unless you need it to be more portable or need the trigger flash option. The AEOS runs on vmount and is lighter, but less powerful, inconsistent output throughout the kelvin range and the fu*king fan is obnoxiously loud.

 KidKingGoD said
You a DP or an AC I see you actually know what ou talking about might follow your advice and grab the godox lights myself. With the way tech is now... these lights get the job done, period.
I'm a writer/director by trade but I've been DPing for a long time. I also do film gear testing and reviews for local rental houses and a few YouTubers on the side so I get to try out a lot of new sh*t.

The VL series is the best bang for your buck light-wise, but nowadays there are a lot of HQ lower-priced options. Like the Apurture Amaran series, The Godox Litemons Series, and the Nanlite FS Series... even the SmallRig lights are decent for the price. Can't speak to the quality of them though, haven't used them myself, just saw them in action from a reference monitor.

If you're going to hop into a newer series of lights, I would recommend the Nanlite FS series. Factoring in build quality, app control, customer service, and light performance they're the top of the 3. IMO


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 3 months ago '06        #54
tonygunz 
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One of the most common issues I see in video production quality is the audio. For a lot of these podcasts, it almost seems like an afterthought. And in most cases, it doesn't appear to be the equipment, but rather the know-how. Hearing audio clipping, not having the proper dynamics or eq for each voice, they just be running the mics flat and dime them mf's.
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 3 months ago '04        #55
KidKingGoD 
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 baddie said
Most of it is my fault purposely. I donít shoot film for money, Iím director/stylist so I was playing around with different angles. Iím into the art side of photography and etc. so I go for a certain aesthetic, or a certain style of branding.

I have several 35mm and medium format cameras. I collect them, itís moreso a hobby than a cash grab. I use my Contax more than often, but itís in the shop at the moment.

But Yeah most of the time when I shoot, or anything that pertains to that I go for a certain aesthetic more than the crispy look of a edited product. Like for example, that testing shoot we had wasnít for her exactly, it was testing for a branding I recently had in mind.




What Iím more into.


That can be shot with a point and shoot camera, fam. The ones u used to get into walmart.
Playing with angles is fine. Just didnt make much sense to shoot at that aperture in studio unless like you said you were experimenting which is fine have a blast finding your style/ aesthetic, in my era that style was called sh*tting $5 point and shoot cameras, if you are shooting with a contax though that point and shoot is fire. Drop your ig in my dm I'd like to see what you make with it later...

 3 months ago '15        #56
A NON  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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What kind of videos are you doing? Podcast? Onlyfans?
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 3 months ago '05        #57
marzeial 
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 tonygunz said
One of the most common issues I see in video production quality is the audio. For a lot of these podcasts, it almost seems like an afterthought. And in most cases, it doesn't appear to be the equipment, but rather the know-how. Hearing audio clipping, not having the proper dynamics or eq for each voice, they just be running the mics flat and dime them mf's.
You can forgive bad picture, but you cannot forgive bad audio. Even if people can't tell you the audio is bad, they will always a*sume something is wrong with the entire project. Most people jump into the visual end and a*sume that's the end all be all, but neglecting audio is the easiest way to tell an amateur/student level project vs any type of professional production.


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 3 months ago '06        #58
tonygunz 
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 marzeial said
You can forgive bad picture, but you cannot forgive bad audio. Even if people can't tell you the audio is bad, they will always a*sume something is wrong with the entire project. Most people jump into the visual end and a*sume that's the end all be all, but neglecting audio is the easiest way to tell an amateur/student level project vs any type of professional production.
Big Facts!!!

 3 months ago '06        #59
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Seems like this is a thread for camera stuff but I was looking at buying one of those Phillips hue lightbar things for the back of my monitor but can't bring myself to spend $150 on it. Anyone have any brands that are similar?

 3 months ago '04        #60
Duntaz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4 OP
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 bigkilla said
Seems like this is a thread for camera stuff but I was looking at buying one of those Phillips hue lightbar things for the back of my monitor but can't bring myself to spend $150 on it. Anyone have any brands that are similar?
I feel you. I usually affirm sh*t I don't want to see myself paying prices for certain sh*t. I just bout some sonos speakers that was almost 300 and another close to 400 on some powerblocks. Can I afford it yes but I'm still a cheap a*s at heart but I don't short myself on what I like especially if I feel it's quality. I say get it if you're going to have it for a long time.
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 3 months ago '06        #61
Johnny Tapwater 
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I just want one of those crispy podcast setups everybody be having on YouTube

They be having those shure mics, but I get so lost on what that plugs into.

Then the cameras be dope, They say it's just a camera, but then their is the lens that REALLY scares me off.

I just need to take my time and read.
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 3 months ago '08        #62
d3athb4dishonor 
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Don't forget to cop cable management. sh*t helped a ton and all I did was cop a $2 bag of zip ties.
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 2 months ago '04        #63
patt24 
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 Johnny Tapwater said
I just want one of those crispy podcast setups everybody be having on YouTube

They be having those shure mics, but I get so lost on what that plugs into.

Then the cameras be dope, They say it's just a camera, but then their is the lens that REALLY scares me off.

I just need to take my time and read.
high-quality low budget setup... if you have a flagship phone you can use that instead of a camera and be completely fine.

just get yourself this camera it comes with a built-in lens, although the lens is a little wide, if you shoot 4k you can crop into it for a 1080 delivery which is plenty for youtube. Dont place it closer, just crop in. The closer you place it the more distorted your face becomes, it also might have a min focal distance.



recorder for up to a 4 person podcast



mics, as many as you need. obviously, you'll need cables and arms or stands to hold them.



lights, not very powerful but in small to small-med size rooms it'll be enough



free software that is more than enough for beginners or early stage shows



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 2 months ago '06        #64
Johnny Tapwater 
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 patt24 said
high-quality low budget setup... if you have a flagship phone you can use that instead of a camera and be completely fine.

just get yourself this camera it comes with a built-in lens, although the lens is a little wide, if you shoot 4k you can crop into it for a 1080 delivery which is plenty for youtube. Dont place it closer, just crop in. The closer you place it the more distorted your face becomes, it also might have a min focal distance.



recorder for up to a 4 person podcast



mics, as many as you need. obviously, you'll need cables and arms or stands to hold them.



lights, not very powerful but in small to small-med size rooms it'll be enough



free software that is more than enough for beginners or early stage shows

I appreciate that!
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 2 months ago '04        #65
patt24 
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 Johnny Tapwater said
I appreciate that!
no problem.

good luck with it
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 2 months ago '04        #66
patt24 
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ON SALE FOR UNDER 100 USUALLY 300. 2 OF THESE WOULD BE ENOUGH FOR A PODCAST LIGHT SETUP.

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 2 months ago '04        #67
patt24 
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 Johnny Tapwater said
I just want one of those crispy podcast setups everybody be having on YouTube

They be having those shure mics, but I get so lost on what that plugs into.

Then the cameras be dope, They say it's just a camera, but then their is the lens that REALLY scares me off.

I just need to take my time and read.
price just dropped 75 bucks everywhere

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 2 months ago '04        #68
Eklypss 
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Had that Sony A7Sii my homie had the A7Rii they were nasty. 6 years ago. That new Sony FX I think it is ridiculous for the price. I used to just shop adorama and sh*t online and find sh*t used locally. You can make some nice content for a lot cheaper but them Sonys give you some nice options for the price if you use them.


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 2 months ago '04        #69
Eklypss 
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 Johnny Tapwater said
I just want one of those crispy podcast setups everybody be having on YouTube

They be having those shure mics, but I get so lost on what that plugs into.

Then the cameras be dope, They say it's just a camera, but then their is the lens that REALLY scares me off.

I just need to take my time and read.
had the g series sony 24-70 with the a7sii as my first camera. with that sure mic. Was just getting into video have done audio for decades. Even just the lighting is an art in itself. Its was way too much for me but I got some amazing quality sh*t. I always tell cats either get some cheap and learn the art or find some PA gigs locally to just on set and learn as much as you can. Even if just podcasting.
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 2 months ago '04        #70
Eklypss 
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 tonygunz said
One of the most common issues I see in video production quality is the audio. For a lot of these podcasts, it almost seems like an afterthought. And in most cases, it doesn't appear to be the equipment, but rather the know-how. Hearing audio clipping, not having the proper dynamics or eq for each voice, they just be running the mics flat and dime them mf's.
yea and a lot of these cats are in the music biz. gota get that sh*t mixed at least decent. There should be a standard for youtube vol etc.

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