CRISTINA  ➋  if it’s a portrait, is mine

 
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KARMA  ➊  if it’s a portrait, is mine

 

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               gashô

 

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misha, family, tests and stuff or the joy of being diluted into a rainbow fart

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old visual experiments mix – 1

 

 
Hola mamolas, qué onda?!!!
This is a mix of discombobulated “old” tests and visual pattern studies sprinkled with music. Footage ranges from 2002 to 2013 and recording devices from humblest mobile phone to P&S, 3ccd DV cam, to large chip ones.  :-)
 

Non propietary material
bold is for soundtrack:

    • Avishai Cohen playing Alfonsina y el Mar, CargoVideo rehearsal recording
    • Scenes from the movie Silent Hill
    • Bill Callaham playing The Yard for Black Cab Sessions
    • Keziah Jones’ The Watchtower cover
    • Jose Campos’, Llamando la Mareación
 
 

May all beings be at peace

 

gashô 

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SOUNDTRACK
Maria Peszek
Miłość w systemie Dolby Surround
from 2008 Album – Maria Awaria

 
Hello friends, how are you? Long time no see!!… how many of you have come today!!! It’s okay, I see you’re busy dizzy, so won’t bother you much, je je
 
This video it’s a bit older, rec and edit in the Spring of 2012. I remember being very interested in studying the natural motion/flow of things and also the macro world and then developing ways of interacting / intersecting / mixing / reacting (along) with it. Many stupid things happened, lots of fun =)
 
If you figure out the dizzy busy society of bustling beings that get visited by a stiffy happy grinning flaneur fish as a tiny metaphor of nowadays, it’s happening in your head only, these are just ants :P
 

Special Guest: VP

You can hear him in the background, encouraging me to put my dick instead, that’s the level… At least there’s this nice song by the wonderful Maria Peszek
 

gashhô 

 
PS
I wonder if they will accept it in nAT GEO channel…

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WAFF-0  ☰  Film posters I like

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Sam Smith's for R.M. Fassbinder's Welt am Draht / 1971
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…in the search for a flare

 

This sums up a thread I opened at Personal View 

 

Youtube 1080p version

SOUNDTRACK
MogwaiChristmas Steps
from 1999 Album – Come On Die Young

 

 

Hey there travelers amid the vacuum of possibilities  :-)

What’s in the menu today? Well, I’m pleased to tell you that home mod / repurposed lens test just got out of the oven. Care to try?

 

I’m big fan of Jarmush. When I saw Only Lovers Left Alive I couldn’t help to notice some, new to me, aureoles or flares. You can spot them in the scenes where vamps are in the car, for instance in Tanger, when framing lampposts, etc.

BTW and in case you wondering, the film it’s totally worth it.
So, I “needed” to know more about such a particular render of light.

With a quick research I got info of the gear used to shoot the film: Arri Alexa Plus and Cooke S4 Lenses.

At 0’42” is perfect example of what I was referring

Source: Claudio Miranda

 

It figures it’s a known characteristic quite rooted in cinema. At 0’52” same flare

 

As Arri cameras and Cooke lenses (dozens of thousands of $) are a bit out of the question right now, I went in a very interesting journey to find my snake-flare, being video above a sniff of it and as quick&dirty as a test goes.

 

 

Techcrunching

  • GH3
  • profile monochrom c5 shrp-5 sat-2 noise0
  • WB daylight – I always forget the bloody WB, so may years doing raw and UniWbs – anyway in my tests, WB shade gave better results for monochrom
  • 24p intra
  • shutter 50 – 30
  • ISO 6400 (a few shots at 800)
  • modified projector lens Isco Rollei Projar 85mm f2.8 fitted to nikon mount (cost = 1.5eur from the epoxy – slide projector found in garbage)
  • last shots include the Kobori Shugga (aka vivitar 28-200mm f3.5-5.3) and Naichi Di Stéfano (aka minolta md 50mm f2)
  • Edited and exported direct from premiere
  • 0 post NR or sharpening applied, just Oleg’s Rec709toLog LUT
  • a blow of curves and desaturation and a golden shower of scanned free grain.
  • Last but not least, exported to a x264 720p mp4 in Handbrake with 5500 Mb/s – BTW everytime you change the average bitrate, maxrate and vbv-bufsize (advanced options) should be also modified accordingly.
    Was fun, now I need a context :P

 

Thanks for reading, ja ja ja
one of these days it’s going to be considered a retro activity, je je.

gashô

 

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