Author Topic: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III  (Read 1413 times)

MartijnR

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Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« on: February 22, 2022, 01:42:21 PM »
Hi,

I hope all is well. After a succesful film festival phase, my short film just went live. Thanks a lot Magic Lantern, for making it happen :) Please enjoy!


Mostly done with Zeiss Otus lenses (also reversed and extended) and all with 4k crop mode.

Production: Zero Landscape
Directed and Written: Martijn Rijnberg
Music: Vincent Fournier-Boisvert

“As an assignment for the parents, our daycare asked us to collect all objects that were important for our 3-year old son during the summer holiday and put them in a shoebox. These so-called summer boxes were used as an aid for the children to help them to vividly relate in the group about their experiences during the summer. I was thinking about a way to bring this box of objects alive in a film and to find a way to have the audience feel the emotions my son had during his holiday. As this idea grew, I contacted musician Vincent Fournier-Boisvert and asked if I could use his beautiful song ‘Un Mois de Bois Mort’ of the album ‘Mon Coeur est une Arme’ for this purpose. Being a side project, I have filmed this in a year or so, picking it up once in a while. It took patience creating the macro shots and seeing how the footage could be best combined with Vincents song. I loved to do the project, as I could do some of the stuff with my son, and it was always nice to see how the film slowly grew.”


- Finalist Canadian Screen Award Qualifying 51st Annual USA Film Festival 2021 -
- Nominee BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020 -
- Nominee Miami Short Film Festival 2020 -
- Official Selection Academy Awards® Qualifying Leuven International Short Film Festival 2020 -
- Official Selection 2020 BAFTA-Cymru Qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (CBFF) -
- Finalist Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival 2021 -
- Official Selection 2020 The Valley Film Festival -
- Official Selection Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2020 -
- Finalist 2020 Around International Film Festival Amsterdam -
- Semi-Finalist 2020 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival -
- Honorable Mention 2020 Film Los Angeles Film Awards -
- Semi-Finalist 2021 Dumbo Film Festival -

ML700D

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2022, 02:32:42 PM »
Congrats!
Nice film.. 👍
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MartijnR

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2022, 04:09:21 PM »
Thanks a lot, ML700D! :)

Frayfray

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2022, 06:49:51 PM »
which focal length did you use ?what f stop ? by the way nice composition

madz

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2022, 08:19:07 PM »
Mooi!

Love the colors and atmosphere.
Can we have more tech info? Camera, lens, ML settings, etc.

P.S. Noted hot pixel at 2:37-2:45 almost in the middle of the screen, same for Richard video from 0:56 till the end.
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MartijnR

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2022, 10:44:33 PM »
Thanks a lot, Frayfray!

Dank, madz :)

I used adapters for the ZF.2 Zeiss Otus lenses, so I am not sure about the f stop. I used one shot with the Zeiss 135mm classic APO, Third shot. The closest shots (most macro level) were from a reversed 55mm Zeiss Otus. The other shots were nonreversed 55mm (some extensions, I think), and 85mm Zeiss Otus (with extensions).

I had a lot of trouble with hot pixels (this could have been prevented, I assume), and also some other random errors. So, a lot of the footage was not usable. Especially for the Richard video, this was very problematic (lines and stripes), because of the spontaneous nature of the shots. Not sure what the problem was, but I had to get a part of my camera replaced (PCB ASSY, MAIN) at a Canon repair center, and they mentioned that the there were many internal errors. Probably not due to Magic Lantern, and everything seems fine now.
I also removed all Magic Lantern firmware at the time, so not sure which version I used, but it was crop_rec_4k and highest bitrate, pushing it to the limit :)

The motion was done using Kessler Second Shooter gear.


kadushkin90

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2022, 09:48:15 AM »
That's a great video! Nice work.

MartijnR

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Re: Short film, Felix' Summer Box, 5D Mark III
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2022, 07:08:25 AM »
Thank you, kadushkin90! Great to hear 😃