Seattle Cheese Festival at Pike Place, shooting results

posted by Jeff | Monday, May 17, 2010, 11:59 PM | comments: 0

I definitely didn't shoot that much Saturday, but I cut together some of the shots I liked. As I mentioned before, the rig is pretty solid except for the handle position and the non-Zacuto viewfinder, but I was surprised to see how much I did manage to keep focus anyway. The follow focus makes a huge difference for that. It was kind of a proud moment for me moving between the two female singers and their instruments. I feel pretty confident with that set up and that lens.

Again, shooting at f/4 gives a pretty nice depth of field, and hitting the focus isn't all that hard. I'd like to experiment a bit with the 50mm, but I'm not sure if I can find an ND filter strong enough to use it outdoors, and I'm not confident about how the non-IS lens will handle camera shake.

This time I really decided to choose a "look" for color grading and tried to hit it. I was going for "warm but a little grungy," which is pretty much how I would describe the market. It's funny how all of the years of video work the idea was to preserve as much dynamic range as possible, without clipping or crushing the blacks. Now you do one or both on purpose, and remove, alter or add color. It's actually a very gratifying experience for me. I kind of enjoy it. I don't think I'm any good at it, but I look forward to practicing it some more.

So for now, here's the little bits I shot, and it's HD of course, so feel free to watch full screen if your gear can handle it.

Seattle Cheese Festival, Pike Place Market from Jeff Putz on Vimeo.

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