Epic landscape shots
Thanks Thanks:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
+ Add Reply
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Topic: Epic landscape shots

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Craig Antonio started this thread.
      Craig Antonio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Epic landscape shots

    I have an idea for a short film, and one of my favorite moments in cinema history has to be the 4th scene in Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, when the trio is depicted chasing the band of Uruk Hai, in various angles from a distance. I currently own a Sony a33 DSLR camera. Can these or something resembling these shots be recreated with a DSLR?

    Related Topics:

  2. #2
    Pro Member   Epic landscape shots Mick Scarborough's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Tampa Bay
    Posts
    1,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yes and a drone mounted one would make it better.


  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Craig Antonio started this thread.
      Craig Antonio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Cool! Iíll definitely try to shoot them, my dad discouraged me when he told me Peter Jackson used helicopters, which is well beyond my budget lmao but I never even thought of drones


  4. #4
    Pro Member   Epic landscape shots Mick Scarborough's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Tampa Bay
    Posts
    1,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yeah the days of helicopters for filming are coming to an end.


  5. #5
    Junior Member   Epic landscape shots Epic landscape shots JohnDoP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Drones are the future.. And I suspect in a few years time even standard camera operation will be done remotely from a booth somewhere!

    John MacDonald | www.johndop.com |

  6. #6
    Senior Member   Epic landscape shots Epic landscape shots Epic landscape shots Walter B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Rotterdam area, The Netherlands
    Posts
    475
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I do not think so, because remote operation also means: no real overview, no possibilities to fix things, no nuances of body language when commincating with the team.
    The upside, however: no longer freezing your butt off in the cold. :P


  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Craig Antonio started this thread.
      Craig Antonio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hm, I guess I could try with a drone but if itís not ideal Iíll scrap it and replace it with something simpler like a crane shot or a simple left to right shot, Iím sure thereís a name for the second lol I havenít memorized every shot name


  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Craig Antonio started this thread.
      Craig Antonio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Panoramic! Thatís what itís called, I think


  9. #9
    Junior Member   JackMiller7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Antonio View Post
    I have an idea for a short film, and one of my favorite moments in cinema history has to be the 4th scene in Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, when the trio is depicted chasing the band of Uruk Hai, in various angles from a distance. I currently own a Sony a33 DSLR camera. Can these or something resembling these shots be recreated with a DSLR?
    Yes but probably not a sony a33. You really need to get into shooting high bit depth log like on a bmpcc or bmpcc4k coming soon.

    Colorists by trade

  10. #10
    Pro Member   Anonymous Filmmaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Somewhere in the Milky Way galaxy...
    Posts
    2,137
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JackMiller7 View Post
    Yes but probably not a sony a33. You really need to get into shooting high bit depth log like on a bmpcc or bmpcc4k coming soon.
    Is blackmagic paying you to advertise their cameras? Those have been about half your posts on this forum. Craig Antonio is asking about getting shots from a distance, not advanced color grading where you need the most amount of data possible. Especially since the movie he is referencing has high contrast and thus limited dynamic range, most dslrs would do the trick.

    -AF


+ Add Reply

Tags for this Thread



Contributing Members

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook youtube Twitter