I’m happy to attend the upcoming Workshop from Philip Bloom in Brussels. I’m heading over there later today and drive back by train on sunday. Looking forward to many new thoughts, ideas and of course networking.
The one-day course i’ll attend covers how to tell stories (by using the pre-and post-production, lighting etc.) and i’m really exited that i can attend the workshop.
Upcoming is the next Mainzer Kinokabaret. Screenings are 29.07/31.07/02.08 and 04.08 starting 2100 at the Palatin in Mainz.
You can participate in creating short movies and will definitely enjoy it.
For our German readers: Filme erleben! Fieber mit, wenn die Kinoiten Ihre Filme das erste Mal dem Publikum präsentieren. Erlebe Kino hautnah mit Filmteams zum Anfassen! Lass dich überrachen von KinoMainz
During the recent weeks, we worked with Matthias Boosch on a guerrilla litterateur film project for gonzo verlag (which also resides in Mainz) which got released today. Locations were chosen right before filming and we just “walked and filmed” where we want to.
Notice: We were asked to stop filming near the Kraftwerk Mainz-Wiesbaden. I asked their PR department if that was correct, and they said, theres a “panoramic license” for everyone to film those buildings. So the security company who was working for them was doing wrong. Anyhow. We managed to work around this.
From the filmmaking aspect, i learned some lessons, especially those that you need always have dual audio recordings. During the second half of the video, the external solution was not working right, e.g. overamplified for some reason. I might look into “portable wireless” solutions as some other filmmakers are doing this. Sennheiser seems to have affordable solutions, also for the external mics.
In this solution, i also used the 5DtoRGB Batch Utility overnight to transform the video into ProRes4.2.2 and then afterwards to cut it in FinalCutProX. Export went smooth (within an hour) and everything is fine.
Another issue, which i need to identify where that comes from, is that during each of the 12minute shoots, the scene became darker. Not sure if that is an issue with my 5DMK2 or FinalCutPro or somewhere else. At least it is annoying.
So, enjoy watching (it is in german), but you gonna like it