February 9, 2018 at 8:57AM

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Slo- Mo Tennis

Hey fellow film geeks, I'd like some opinions/advice on shooting a high end promo of a tennis player in slow motion (mostly). I own an FS7 but don't think 180fps is slow enough plus I have budget for kit so would like to use something a bit better anyway. HD acquisition is fine, around 300fps i think might do it.
I have some initial thoughts but would love to hear your ideas?
Thanks, Adam

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What types of shots are you looking to have in slow-motion? I shot a tennis spec-commercial on the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K that might be helpful for you to view (https://vimeo.com/249833762). I shot it entirely in 60fps. While I initially thought that the majority of the spec would be in slow motion, I found it most rewarding to have the slow-motion act as an accent to the real-time footage. We view these athletes as these machines that are so intense and full of adrenaline. As an athlete growing up, I find that watching the segments of slow-motion bring the spectator closer to the action, allowing them into an intimate environment with the player that they don't regularly see from the stands or their TV. It's focusing on the players attention to detail and their ability to tune out any distraction.

February 15, 2018 at 5:59PM

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Mackenzie Connor
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Matt Scott in Australia shot something similar a while ago and posted about it on his blog.

http://mattscottvisuals.com/blog/2015/4/24/the-sonyf55anamorphic

and the lighting post:
http://mattscottvisuals.com/lighting/2015/4/24/outdoor-wrap-and-rain

February 15, 2018 at 6:18PM

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Jake
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