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Author Topic: I don't like widescreen/HD skate footie with the Fisheye. Whats wrong with me?  (Read 4781 times)
m477
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« on: June 07, 2011, 03:45:59 PM »

I'm normally an enthusiast when it comes to technology/progression but I am not stoked on widescreen footie with the fisheye.  The whole point of the fisheye is to get real close and make you feel like you're there.... but with widescreen the effect is weak and doesn't grab you in.  Anyone else feel the same way?  Or am I just out of touch? 

Now, the long lens without the fisheye is a different story - I really like the clean crisp footage.  But once you put the fisheye on... it just makes it look weak and uneventful.

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 10:56:58 AM »

it's the aspect ratio. 16:9 is so wide that you need to be back a bit further to get the whole dude in frame, which results in more shit on the sides of the frame.

if dudes would just notice that their fancy hd cameras have a setting to change the aspect ratio back to 4:3, all would be right with the world.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 04:13:54 PM »

I think VX footage of projected Super 8 footage is the way to go.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 03:12:42 AM »

I'm sorry! I'm just a really shitty filmer.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 06:09:01 PM »

Bump.  I finally realized that I actually love HD footage with the fisheye.... what I hate is awful filming.  Constant over exaggerated movements, being too far away, shakiness ... SUCKS.  I'd almost rather not watch and avoid the headache.

On the other hand, the DGK/ZERO tour vids, the new 2011 Nike SB vid, goddam they are amazing!  I love the Panasonic HVX and Extreme fisheye.  Anyone got an extra $5k laying around  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 06:13:16 PM »

I'm sorry! I'm just a really shitty filmer.


Not pointing fingers or anything   Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 06:24:03 PM »

I think VX footage of projected Super 8 footage is the way to go.


It does look sick - heres some super8 projected on my apartment wall and filmed with VX2000
Starts at 1:09 if you want to skip the slams...
 
MPT - Slams and Super8 Montage switch frontside heelflip


I even make an appearance 1:46 - 1:55
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 09:32:25 PM »

On the other hand, the DGK/ZERO tour vids, the new 2011 Nike SB vid, goddam they are amazing!  I love the Panasonic HVX and Extreme fisheye.  Anyone got an extra $5k laying around  Wink

HA! My friends use that camera and that fisheye, no mater how much advice they give me my stuff comes out looking shitty. It takes a real talent one I do not have...

(I went to Cal State LA for Television broadcasting and I still suck)
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 03:53:12 PM »

I think VX footage of projected Super 8 footage is the way to go.

It does look sick - heres some super8 projected on my apartment wall and filmed with VX2000
Starts at 1:09 if you want to skip the slams...
 
I even make an appearance 1:46 - 1:55

That came out really good.  Nice work.
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