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Video Description: Bay Area Videographer David Kersten provides a vintage lens review of the Canon FD line of lenses and discusses why they are his choice for a cinematic look for video.
WAM Announces Development of Entry-Level Custom 3D Titles and Animation Products and Services for Bay Area Businesses (Released 6.25.19)
"With the explosion in demand for motion graphics, Wide Angle Media is rapidly working on the democratization of 3D motion graphics and animation products and services for small businesses and corporations in the Bay Area and elsewhere.
We believe the day has come where cost should no longer be a barrier for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to enter the "mograph" space to promote their individual brand identity and differentiate their products and services over digital media. The future is here and now, and we are proud to be a part of it," stated, David Kersten, Wide Angle Media.
David Kersten's Wide Angle Media has formed a new Facebook group called Bay Area Corporate Video Producer to connect Northern California creatives with Bay Area-based businesses.
Here is the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/670498410130268/
The group also aims to allow for networking and the sharing of information on innovation in the field of video and motion graphics.
The group is moderated by David Kersten, with Wide Angle Media, www.davidmkersten.com, a Bay Area-based corporate video producer.
Tutorial & Quick Look
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This video explores the benefits of using vintage lenses on modern cameras by looking at a few of the most popular vintage offerings.
News Release: WAM Develops Anamorphic Capability (2.36:1 aspect ratio in 4k), "High Value, Low Cost"
One thing that has long attracted me to videography and the new digital age of video is the ability to use vintage lenses to get a classic look in high definition. It is essentially the best of both worlds, the film look with the modern science of ultra high resolution and high-bit rate color sampling and color depth. This level of quality was unobtainable just a few years ago for the independent filmmaker.
But now brands like Panasonic, Sony and Blackmagic have produced us with high quality cinema cameras that can produce very cinematic images at a very affordable cost. If you pair these cameras with vintage or other high quality lenses, filmmakers and videographers can craft a very unique and engaging look.
To this, I have added a third element, anamorphic shooting, which is possible with adapters and/or projection lenses. This give the wide angle anamorphic look (i.e. letterbox) that was pioneered in such classics as Chinatown and Superman, among other famous Hollywood films. Instead of the typical 16:9 aspect, anamorphic footage is shot at 2.35:1, for the longer, wider look.
I will be doing a series of posts and videos on anamorphic video and its various characteristics and applications to modern videography, filmmaking and even corporate video.
Here are some of the technical specs of this video and other notes:
2.36:1 aspect ratio. Resolution: 5,107 (width) x 2160 (height).
Lenses: SLR Magic Anamorphot 40 (1.33x), CZ Jena 35mm, Camera: GH5, shot 16:9 mode and then expanded by 33% width.
See if you can spot the parts that weren't shot with the CZJ 35mm, a few shots were actually shot in regular 4K with the SLR Magic 8mm and then stretched to fit. I used the CZJ 135mm for a few but the focus was not that good with a telephoto lens.
David Kersten, Wide Angle Media (WAM), provides and introduction to fractal backgrounds, an essential building block for motion graphics design and compositing. See produced Vimeo examples below.
The Run & Gun Video Show is produced by WAM to demonstrate video and motion graphics projects and techniques to a broad audience of industry professionals, students, and business professionals looking to use such digital tools to promote their business operations and branding.
The After Effects Illusionist, by Chad Perkins, is essentially the bible of effects in After Effects, and has demonstrations of all of the effects in After Effects--all in one book. Here is the link to the book on Amazon.com: