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Browsing Archive: June, 2013

Now you see it, now you don't

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Wednesday, June 26, 2013,

Hey, we all have our much-deserved dumbass moments. After more than twelve years of doing this for a living I still have mine. I actually had one right here (above). See how nicely I framed the shot, with the windsock growing out of the top of his head? Yes. I know. How did I not notice that..?

Anyway after I stopped kicking myself I fired up After Effects and opened up the paint tools. The repair is, fortunately, absolutely spotless. 

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Flying high...with a new Sony NEX-FS100

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, June 18, 2013,

Above: Shooting interviews with the designers of the Jonker Sailplanes' JS1 Revelation

I have the best job on earth. Seriously. I've only had my new (okay loan unit, not new; my new unit is still en route from the factory in Japan) Sony NEX-FS100 for two weeks when this job came up. Project brief: shoot the manufacturing process for a high performance glider aircraft and oh, be at the airfield Saturday morning really early because you're shooting some serious air-to-air footage as well. Br...

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No really..

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Thursday, June 6, 2013,
Having come from a rather insignificant video background I find the new world of cine-style shooting fascinating. Especially the tools. Accessory attachment plates are called cheese plates. And you get Israeli arms. Step down lens rings are called donuts.

Pictured here is a lens hood that covers the gap between my new matte box and the camera lens to keep out light. What's it called? Nun's Knickers. Even in the product catalogue.

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Arrived last night..

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,

Yes, it is new! Sony NEX-FS100 with a (partially assembled) Genus matte box, rail system and follow focus unit. And yes a rig like this has been on my wishlist for more than two years.

Actually the camera is a loan unit because mine is on backorder with Sony and is still sitting on a factory workbench in Nagasaki. The Genus cine kit arrived in SA last Friday. Obviously I can't wait to put this to work.

More to follow soon, watch this space.

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NWU Career Centre series

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Sunday, June 2, 2013,

Now live on YouTube is a series of clips I'm doing on for the NWU's Career Centre. More to follow soon on my YouTube channel.
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