Friday, February 12, 2010
Sunday is the big day! We shoot the proof of concept to show that I can handle the type of film I’m looking at doing. I borrowed an HD cam from a friend today. The Sony FX1, one of the earliest HD cams to hit the market. It doesn’t shoot 24p, but that’s okay.
I spent all day playing with the camera. My producer, Trex, came over and we tried out a few different shots to see what the limitations of the camera are. We also tried to keep the shots “Bourne-esque” since that’s the flavor of the movie. Shooting HD was the easy part. Getting it into the computer, that’s another story. The first time I captured the footage, I thought it was HD, but something didn’t look right. I realized the camera had a setting that automatically downconverted when it was hooked up to firewire. I changed the setting, but then my computer didn’t recognize the camera. After a few hours of playing with it, I was able to reinstall a certain driver, and suddenly my computer captures HD like a pro!
I cut together the test footage, added some effects and rendered it out. It looks fricken’ amazing! I’m in love with this camera!
Also, I met a lady the other day who has some experience producing. I’m hoping to brin her onboard for this film.