Sunday, July 25, 2010
Focus Pull - iPhone 4 + EnCinema 35mm Lens Adapter + Owle Bubo from James Boyd on Vimeo.
• 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss Prime
• 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss Prime
• 24-70mm f/2.8L Canon
Edited on FCP. No color correction. Shot in 30fps, then transcoded to 24fps ProRes 422.
JB's review: I had a blast shooting this video because everything was so new. I used the "Almost DSLR" app on the phone to maintain exposure and focus, while pulling the lens to manipulate the shallow DOF. It wasn't easy compared to the 5DMKII, but the challenge kept me going. One thing to note: it was very difficult to keep the EnCinema lens adapter clean from dust. As you can see in the video, there are several shots that have a massive dust dot in the center of the frame. I can't see this when shooting, and was pretty bummed to find my cool footage shot at LACMA golden hour needed to be scrubbed or reshot. Despite me cleaning the optics every set up, there seemed to be dust from the EnCinema interior that was corrupting the shots. BUZZKILL, brother. This film was only a test, so I left it in. Hopefully, it's not too distracting. When I have a week to kill, I'll scrub the remaining 2000 frames. There were also some problems with the adapter lining up correctly (horizontally), and vignetting in the corners. I left it all in there for the eye to behold. If given the choice, I'd shoot with the Canon series. But it was a fun day to shoot with the iPhone 4, and rack focus my ass off.
Yeah, there's an app for that...
< The sweet luv of the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 prime on the Encinema adapter +10 macros (x2), + Owle Bubo + iPhone 4.