December 11, 2014 at 11:37PM

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Looking for feedback on my BMPCC Test.

Hey guys. I usually lurk on here, but I recently uploaded a little short/test film I shot on my BMPCC at Huntington Dog Beach over the last weekend. I'm looking to get some feedback.

I shot it all handheld and stabilized most of it with Warp Stabilizer in Premiere. I used a vintage manual focus 35mm f1.4 Nikkor lens with the RJ Speed Booster. If you're curious, I go into a little bit deeper detail on everything on my blog: http://bradtennant.com/huntington-dog-beach-and-a-bmpcc/

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/114178256

I'd love to hear your thoughts good or bad. Thanks!

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Hi. The color is amazing and the photography too. You have a lot of noise, you need reduce noise in the top of part. Is very original the part of reversing. :Duke going like this.

January 26, 2015 at 5:15AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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Overall, nice look. Looks flat and washed out, kind of a vintage look. Next time, I would try to reduce those sun flares on 00:16:00 sec. If your matte box isn't enough, try to extend it with french flags or just simply put your hand on the spot where the flare is coming in. About the noise, it doesn't really bother me in this video. You will always have that gorilla grain with the BMPCC because of the small sensor.

January 27, 2015 at 12:36PM

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Thanks for the feedback guys! I wish there was some sort of notification setting on here so I would have seen them sooner.

I'm wondering if the noise you're seeing is a combination of FilmConvert grain and compression. I think the actual raw footage looked pretty clear but I could be wrong. I shot this a while ago. I want to say I shot it between 400 and 800 ISO.

I kind of liked the sun flares for this. I felt like it gave a little more "artsy" look. But I could see where others wouldn't care for it too much. On a more pro style shoot I'd probably try and reduce it but this was just me with the camera and a lens on the beach shooting random stuff.

February 7, 2015 at 4:58PM

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Brad Tennant
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