November 19, 2014 at 2:04AM

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Micro Four Thirds - A few questions

I'm an aspiring filmmaker and an absolute newbie to 99% of what gets discussed on this site. Almost everyday, there's an article or a discussion in here that opens my mind to new possibilities. And boy, am I glad for NFS.
I'm saving up for a BMPCC and an entire rig to go with it. As of now though, I'm shooting with my Canon 550D, editing in Premiere and trying out Davinci Resolve to color grade my footage. I have a few questions based on all these things and would be infinitely grateful if anyone can help.

1. Will a Metabones Speedbooster completely eliminate the BMPCC's crop factor?
2. I shoot using the cinestyle profile using the RWA setting on my 550D. But resolve refuses to recognize it. Do I have to convert the video to LOG. If so How do I do it?
3. Applying LUT on my footage always ends up becoming a disaster. What am I doing wrong?
4. Although I love the blockbuster look, are there any tutorials out there that help me get the look that's like in the film below?
https://vimeo.com/111961919
5. What's the ethical thing to do when I use free music? Is crediting the artist enough?

These are a few questions that's frustrating me a bit. If anyone can help, I would be seriously grateful.

Thank you.

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>>>1. Will a Metabones Speedbooster completely eliminate the BMPCC's crop factor?

Nope. Your effective crop factor with the Metabones Speedbooster for BMPCC is 1.75x, which is halfway between APS-C (1.5x) and Micro 4/3 (2.0x) formats without a Speedbooster.

4. Although I love the blockbuster look, are there any tutorials out there that help me get the look that's like in the film below?
https://vimeo.com/111961919

Cinematographer Ian Rigby's visual style is something that likely took a long time to develop. I don't think there are any shortcuts to developing your own visual style, but it's something that you have to work on with every video you create. Practice. Practice. Practice. ...And eventually you will get there.

>>>5. What's the ethical thing to do when I use free music? Is crediting the artist enough?

Most music isn't "free", but depending on the music license you may not have to pay to use it for non-commercial purposes provided you meet the terms of the license. Check the license agreement or contact the musician directly if you are unsure.

November 19, 2014 at 10:52AM

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