On Monday I shared my little Weekend Warrior film.
Here it is if you haven't seen it....
This was a major experiment for me. To be honest I wasn't really thinking about what I was shooting- but more seeing how the Sony A7Sii can handle low light-seen as it's supposed to be amazing. I also shot in 4k and SLog- which was awesome!
Low light was pretty great actually- especially out of the train- I was definitely seeing things through the lens that I wasn't with my eyes... It was a pretty cool experience and I probably looked a bit nuts! But I think I still need to test further in order to know how much I can really push it before it gets to a ridiculous point.
I was impressed with how easily and nicely it still graded... thanks to the SLog/4k gloriousness!
Grading was another thing completely. Any one who knows me, knows I love to grade... For me it's the ultimate finessing of the edit and where the art and style of the film is sealed in. So, as you can imagine I was cray excited to edit SLog footage! I had no idea about using LUTs or what ones to buy, or what uploader to use so I spent a night on the Internet nerding out and then grading this little film. It was fun and I bought an LUT pack and got very overwhelmed by all the options and I think in the end used some free one from a YouTube Tutorial.... I think it's going to take me a while to shoot with LUTs in mind but I'm excited about the filmic possibility at my fingertips now!
That said, I can't wait to shoot some 4k SLog in the sun and really see what I can do. I tried a bit on Sunday- but without an ND filter for my little vintage lenses (that top-out at F16) and a hefty native ISO that is required for SLog, it was impossible to do so and expose anything correctly.... I'll have to bring out the big boys and take out my pro stuff one day this week and let you know how that goes... Really need to splash out on some NDs for these new bits of glass, but there's so much I need to buy at the moment- it's terrifying!