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#386378 Color Checker as refrence

Posted by Timccr on 31 July 2017 - 11:57 PM

I came to the conclusion that 25 metres is as deep as you can really use ambient light in The Red Sea. If you go to 30 it is possible but an awful lot of work in post. So OK for Thistlegorm but as I was only shooting stills I did finally decide that on a wreck you need to do quite a bit of work on the red channel, even on the deck on Thistlegorm, to get a bit of the rust colour.


I have also tried a bit in the Med but it doesn't work so well and you need definately need a filter in green water.

#386299 Color Checker as refrence

Posted by Timccr on 31 July 2017 - 01:27 AM

I played around with this years ago with a laminated checker for stills. I was basically trying to work out how deep I could shoot with available light in The Red Sea. The problem seems to be that our brains, or maybe optic nerves, do a bit of colour correction when we are underwater so you then have to adjust for this in post when you are out of the water. It's a really interesting excercise though and I learnt a lot from doing it.

#382906 Nauticam dealers now list part 17713 for NA-GH5

Posted by Timccr on 07 April 2017 - 01:23 AM

I think the GH5 is really cool because it's a hybrid camera. The problem I am having at the moment is what I would use as a hybrid lens. I think that means a constant aperture, parfocal, WA zoom that will fit a Nauticam port. Does anyone have any suggestions?

#368848 Deep Blue Spearfishing Sumba, Indonesia

Posted by Timccr on 03 January 2016 - 02:42 AM

Spear fishing, like all hunting, should be only for the pot. Promoting it as a pastime for package tourists is sick. 

#364019 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by Timccr on 07 August 2015 - 05:41 AM

Cutting good music sequences can be tricky and takes a while, well it does me anyway. Quite often I have a drink first and then sit and play for hours. A day or two later I have to go through it stone cold sober and tidy it all up.

#364012 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by Timccr on 07 August 2015 - 03:53 AM

Feeling right is a pretty good reason. It's all a bit subjective.

#364010 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by Timccr on 07 August 2015 - 03:28 AM

Sorry, I got interupted by my elderly Mum in the middle of that last post. I don't know if you can still get it but The Technique of Film Editing by Karel Reisz is good to read. Of course you have to have the shots to start with so remember to shoot your cutaways.


Happy editing guys.

#364009 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by Timccr on 07 August 2015 - 02:01 AM

There are a few basic rules about cutting pictures together, for example not crossing the line to maintain the geography. Cuts on action are always nice if you have the shots and as I mentioned there were a couple of nice ones in this video. Of course rules can always be broken so while you might think it is good to start with a wide establishing shot it can also be nice to start with a close up and then zoom out to a wide shot. Perhaps it is simplest to explain what I mean by considering a simple interview with one interviewer and one interviewee. You cannot cross the line, which just means that the interviewer for example must always stay on the same side. When you select the interviewee's interesting answers you could of course just mix between them but I think it looks better to cut away to the interviewer listening. I see so many videos where the shots could be in really any order. This one started off very refreshingly with those 2 cuts on action but then when the mixes started it rather felt as though perhaps there were not the cutaways needed to keep the sequence going.


Oh and just one more thought - when cutting to music you don't always have to cut to the beat


Hope that helps



#363940 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by Timccr on 05 August 2015 - 03:37 PM

Too many mixes in the opening sequence. Have a bit more confidence in your ability to cut a sequence because it looks to me like you intuitivly can do it but had a little crisis and bottled out. You have a nice cut on action at 0:29 and another one at 0:32 but then start with the mixes. Mixes are really for people who cant edit or dont have the cutaways. OK maybe that is a bit extreme but it is sadly really very rare to see a proper sequence these days.



#330712 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: Yes there will be housings!

Posted by Timccr on 02 May 2013 - 03:47 AM

Hi Davide,


I am living in Palermo and want to film some of the nice deep wrecks here so your videos are really interesting. I am not sure that the 7 - 14mm would always be wide enough on a S16 sensor and that was why I wondered what you might use on a pocket camera. Since there are not any housings yet it is all speculation but we can hope.