September 21, 2015 at 12:56PM



Hey guys,

New here. I'm a filmmaker mostly specializing in short and feature length narratives, but recently have been hired by an advertising firm to help with a Marriott commercial.

They want a time lapse video of a wall, outside the window of a hotel room, in the Marriott, where they will be installing some sort of big mural for the company over 5 days.

I have a Sony A7s with Atomos 4k recorder, and plan on renting a cine lens, AC power unit for the camera body and 4k recorder for the shoot specifically.

I'm hoping to run a few tests before the shoot, as they are renting a room in NYC for 5 nights where I will set up the camera, and I have one shot at this.

Can anyone recommend settings, in camera apps, etc. for this? It will obviously be day and night over a 5 night span shooting outside a window, and needs to look amazing. ANY help I can get would be deeply and sincerely appreciated, I should have time to run some test shoots with your advise before next Monday, Sept 28th, when the shoot begins.

Thank you,

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just make sure to expose the shot correctly, shoot wide open and shoot in av mode. there will be flickering but it can be easily removed in post.

September 25, 2015 at 3:10PM, Edited September 25, 3:10PM

Derian Hartmann
Director of Photography | Cinematographer | Editor

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