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This was amazing! I don't know what they are saying but your footage is beautiful

I will add english subtitles.
The Pith :
This woman complains that her lover did not make love to her when she came to see him.
Then she thinks of her husband, of his mother ... everyone fuck her tonight ... she is exhausted.
No one is in the car, outside of her....

That was incredible! Your work is always by far among the best cinematic stuff I have seen using Magic Lantern! What was your recording resolution? Did you use the crop_rec module at all?

Thank's so much !

Recording resolution =>  FullHD 1920x1080
Did you use the crop_rec module =>  No. For what reason ? I've never use it (just for tests).

I never re-frame a shoot, then, no reason to shoot in high resolution...
I upscale the Full HD final Master in 2K to make a DCP at the end of my workflow, wich is a very smal Upsale. The image texture is very nice in a big movie theater screen, quiet "cinematic" in fact.
Framing is so crucial to even think shooting in 4k to re-frame in post.

Sometimes, I zoom a bit in post to simulate a smooth traveling. I know I can zoom 15% and max 20% in a FHD image, without any big visible impact in the image. This is the only "trick" I do in post, concerning the frame (and add a 2:39 letter box !!)

Thank you very much for your comment !

Here is a short movie in my series =>  Sequences without consequence...
Title :  I come home empty...

Camera : Canon 5D MarkIII

3 Canon lenses

  • Canon 35mm f:2 USM
    Canon 50mm f:1.4
    Canon 85mm f:1.8

    4 Compact Flash Komputer Bay 128Go 1066x

Light : 3 Led Panels :

 Two Yongnuo YN-600L II 5500k just in front véhicule throught a diffusion châssis de diffusion at 50cm from the light sources at 4 mètres from the car.
 One YONGNUO YN600 RGB on the side of the car to create a color light border on the back side of actors

Workflow / Steps / softwares :

  • Batch_MLV => MLV Development in .DNG
    Resolve15 => Audio Synchro sound engineer with  (bad) camera Mic
    Resolve15 => DNxHD 10 bits Proxies
    Vegas Pro17 => Editing (with Proxies)
    Vegas Pro17 => AAF Protools export to create the final audio Mix
    Vegas Pro17 => Export final editing in XML to Resolve15
    Protools => final mix export wave 48Hz -24bits stereo to Resolve
    Resolve15 => Final color grading (DNG)+ add the final mix Wave file
    Resolve15 => Export the master in DNxHD 444+ ProRes 444 (for archive) and H264 ( for Vimeo / youtube)
    Resolve15 => Export 2K Master in DCI 24p ratio 2:39
    DCP o Matic => DCP DCI 24p stereo

Conclusion :

  • 95% of the "image Look" is made in set with light, 5% only in Resolve
    No LUT used, just custom classic tools from Resolve15 (nodes / curves / color mask / noise reduction / tracking mask/ color weels...
    To be precise, one input LUT to convert BM DNG colorspace in Rec-709.

Love this flow, love this images !!!

Bravo, magnifique !

Share Your Videos / Re: Showreel 100% ML RAW
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:49:23 PM »
I absolutely love the look 18 seconds in. Did you use a particular LUT for that?

No, no LUTs.... much of the work is lighting on set.
I use lights and gels to "print" my intentions on the sensor of my Canon 5D. In post-production, in Resole  I just "finish" the work...

Share Your Videos / Re: Showreel 100% ML RAW
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:06:55 AM »
nice nice
btw that voice over isn't actually bukowski its a guy reading bukowski forgot his name

Thank you so much !

True !
It's a Poem of Charles Bukowski but read by Tom O' Bedlam !

Share Your Videos / Showreel 100% ML RAW
« on: June 16, 2019, 04:33:55 PM »
Here is my last showreel 100% ML RAW (Canon 5D Mark3).

I use Magic Lantern until 2009 !

You got a MEAN dead pixel that was kind of distracting at the bottom left of the image, but man that was amazing! Nice shots and nice subjects!
I like your use of lens choices! especially for the bathtub shots!
Did you use Davinci Resolve? After Effects?

I use Davinci Resolve.

Youre right => Lots of dead pixels, some bigger than others !
=> but....dont care. I'm use to shoot film and love defaults, scratches...

I add Film grain to "break" or "hide" the digital look...

Music : Common Tongue, by Clark Strasburg from Minneapolis.

But I'm French...

Canon 5D MarkIII + Magic Lantern.

Lenses :
    Canon 35mm f!2
    Canon 50mm f!1.4
    Canon 85mm f!1.8
    Canon 16-35mm f!2.8

Add Film grain in post.

Hope you will like this video.

Love it.

Share Your Videos / Blue Chromakey - Blue men...
« on: March 11, 2019, 12:14:26 PM »
Just a very short "extract" of a clip I'm actually shooting & editing...

Camera => Canon 5D Mark3
1080 Raw 14bits.
Lens => Canon 28mm f:1.8
Editing / VFX => Vegas Pro 14

I dont like the image, whatever the arguments of the author ...
The image is too overexposed and the color grading  really exaggerated, which gives an artificial rendering.
A grading like that could be very interesting for narrative reasons, in a movie, or a short... But in this at all, I'm sorry.

Why using RAW to overexposed like that ? Use h264, and overexpose your shooting on set, with 264 it will be easy to overexpose without having to play with Color grading on post !!

In addition the 85mm is a focal lens not suitable for guimbal, it is a long focal length, the framing is rarely interesting due to this focal lenght.
This 85mm is a great lens, but not on a Guimbal. If you use it on a Ronin, try to find narrative this case only it could be interesting !

Share Your Videos / Re: My DOP demo reel - 90% ML Raw - 5D MarkIII
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:34:38 PM »
Damn, nice color grading. The scene at 0:22 seems like Alexa (the flat highlights). Do you care to share your workflow for this specific scene? Really liked it.

I did, a few years ago a Tutorial to explain my Workflow, I effectly use ALEXA LUTs (in French) :
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Share Your Videos / Re: My DOP demo reel - 90% ML Raw - 5D MarkIII
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:12:19 PM »
Only the sequence of the girl with blue helmet (00:37 and 01:54) and in the snow 02:08 and 02:42
But I did the grading on Resolve.

The sequences 00:57 / 01:07 / 01:08 / 01:21/ are "classic" H264 (no RAW).

Share Your Videos / Re: My DOP demo reel - 90% ML Raw - 5D MarkIII
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:09:36 AM »
at 1:40  = Well seen !

This shot was the best and only one "very good" for the actress acting, but slightly out of focus....

Well seen cause this sequence is very short in the demo ! Ha ha ha !

Share Your Videos / My DOP demo reel - 90% ML Raw - 5D MarkIII
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:04:26 AM »
My DOP "demo reel" shoot at 90% with ML Raw with my 5D MarkIII.
10% with my RED scarlet Epic.

Canon Lens and DSO lens anamorfake.


Thank you for sharing that videos !

It could be interesting to know how they manage the CF transferts, what kind of workflow for data management, and editing / grading.

Share Your Videos / Re: Official video-clip : springtide- JAPAN
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:04:15 PM »
Happy to share with you that this Music Video has been selected for competition by a English Festival in the "Music Video" Category.
The clip has been also selected by a French movie Festival "HotMIlk", and by !!!

Share Your Videos / Official video-clip : springtide- JAPAN
« on: January 27, 2018, 06:40:53 PM »
Official Music Video Clip - 2018
springtide - Distant Thunder, Sunday Morning (Again)

Directed by : Francis Frenkel
Make-up and hairdresser : Frédéric Laloggia
Production : LUCIDE-Prod (FRANCE)

With :
Camille Migny
Fleur Monharoul

Shoot with a Canon 5D MarkIII MLVRaw : 50fps, slow to 24p.
Sony Vegas Pro

Shot with my 5D Mark III using an experimental 4K raw video recording build. Everything is shot with 14bit lossless raw at 50fps.
MLV files transcoded into DNGs using MLV App v0.12 alpha, edited and graded in Premiere Pro.

Very nice images !
Could you tell which build have been used ?
I'd like to test it.

dngs are not video, but "image" sequence, then audio is not link "by defaullt"
You must import both on the same time, line them, and link /group Audio + video to be able to move them on the timeline like "pure" video.

Share Your Videos / Re: Teaser music video clip !
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:15:12 AM »
Ohhh Thank you so much "Guy" !

No I dont have this problem.
Those vertical stripes happend on your native DNG or after treatment in your NLE or Resolve ?

I use MLV Mystic.
It seems that there is better debayer tools, but I still use this old one without any problem.

Share Your Videos / Music video clip. Purity Ring
« on: November 07, 2017, 04:54:25 PM »
Here is the trailer of the clip I'm shooting right now (not finished yet) !

Thanks so much the ML community to help me !
Thank's ML developers for this fantastic tool !

Canon 5D mark3
Lens : Canon 50 f:1.4

Extract with MLV Mystic
Editing : Vegas Pro 14
Color : DaVinci Resolve 14

Thanks so much IDA-ML !

I will try MLVFS, I promise !

Thank's very much.

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