Chungking Express Voice Overs 重慶森林配音
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
Voice overs, some filmmakers love them, some truly hate it. To improve myself as a screenplay writer, I should learn how to write good voice overs. A film that I can remember with great voice overs is Chungking Express, so why not just learn from one the best filmmakers from Hong Kong, which is Wong Kar Wai. Like anybody, Wong Kar Wai had to learn to add voice overs as they are clearly missing in his first two films “As tears goes by” and “Days for being wild”. Even though Chungking express came out as the 3rd film, the 3rd film Wong Kar Wai produced was Ashes of time, where we can notice he ..read more
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Make DCP for Free with DCP-O-Matic
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
If you need to get your film ready for a film festival or to be played in a theater, you most likely been asked to supply a DCP ( Digital Cinema Package ) or you have to pay the festival so they can convert it for you. A great free alternative is to use DCP-O-Matic. For this all you need is to download DCP-O-Matic which is the best free software to make your own DCP. The software isn’t quite straight forward to use, so it is advisable to watch the tutorial video to learn how to use the software properly. Download DCP-O-Matic. Why use DCP-O-Matic? The great thing about DCP-O-Matic is their DCP ..read more
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Fallen Angels Wide Angle Lens
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
Most noticeable about Wong Kar Wai Fallen Angels 1995 is its use of wide angle lenses. In this video I am going to show you which wide angle lens you can purchase to get the same look. But first we need to find out which camera was used, to know which sensor the lens should cover. Luckily back 1995 there weren’t that many Cinema cameras and its known Wong Kar Wai used an Arriflex BL4 from 1988 till 1997, before switching to Panaflex in 2000. Arriflex BL4 super 35mm film camera, so we mainly need a lens that covers super35 or an APSC sensor. Now to the focal length we need. Online discussion a ..read more
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Posterize Time , Slow Shutter and Step Printing
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
I’ve noticed a lot of misconceptions around these techniques and want to teach them properly and analyze different shots on how to achieve them. Many think this is the style of Christopher Doyle, however if you really follow his cinematography, it’s not a common technique he uses outside his works with Wong Kar Wai. The cinematographer who truly mastered all 3 techniques is Andrew Lau, who was the DOP of As Tears Goes By which is the first movie Wong Kar Wai ever directed. But also worked as a cinematographer on Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express and Ashes of Time. 2 years prior to working ..read more
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Hollyland Solidcom C1 Pro vs Eartec UltraLITE HD
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
I have use both the Hollyland Solidcom C1 Pro and the Eartec Ultralite HD on several film projects and want to share my on set real world / use experience of both the products. Hollyland Solidcom C1 Pro – https://amzn.to/465ydDm Eartec UltraLite – https://amzn.to/3QUHRnR Both are very similar intercom systems which allows multiple people to talk over the intercom, which is a very different system from Walkie Talkies where you can only talk one at the time. Also these systems work with a master / main headset which connects to all the remote headsets. To activate the microphone , you just hav ..read more
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I made my First Lens Housing!
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
Previous video already sneaked in the lens housing, but this article am explaining why I made this cine lens housing for my TTartisan 35mm f1.4 lens. The TTartisan 35mm f1.4 is a really great small tiny lens that can capture amazing looking images. But they made very odd choices in its design, making it more difficult to use for filmmakers. Especially when you need to add focus gear rings to use with a follow focus. As the angled side just would make it impossible to mount a focus gear ring, so I would need to design a DIY lens housing which would fix this issue. But I have a background in p ..read more
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Do you need a Teleprompter?
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
This video we test a simple phone clamp setup which allows you to use your phone as a teleprompted without buying an expensive teleprompter. It is a very easy diy / build just using a magic arm with a phone clamp. Phone clamp – https://amzn.to/497z7C1 Magic Arm – https://amzn.to/3FzDqsa Free teleprompter app – https://apps.apple.com/in/app/parrot-teleprompter/id1010384663 The post Do you need a Teleprompter? first appeared on Chung Dha ..read more
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Olympia Tools Budget Camera Cart
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
This video I am showing you my budget camera cart for the beginner filmmakers and camera assistants on a budget. A Camera cart is a must have item for any filmmaker especially when you need to bring so many bags to a locations. Instead of having to walk multiple time to carry all the equipement from your car to the location. It is just much easier to have it all on a cart and just only need to walk once. Also on set it is a great to have all your gear in once spot, instead of having multiple bags all around the place, it makes everything clear and also easier to keep an eye on all your own e ..read more
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DIY Mini Camera Saddle
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
While working on filmsets I notice we often have an issue where the Cinesaddle is too tall and often rely on putting down a sandbag to prop up the camera. However the main issue is that sandbag are quite heavy and not every furniture could handle the weight and also a heavy camera on top. It a fairly easy build all you need is a new empty sandbag and fill it up with bean bag fillings. Amazon Sandbag – https://amzn.to/45iUr53 Polystyrene beads – https://amzn.to/3LfVCKX The Mini camera saddle can be use in a few ways, so normally the double layer so it prop it up as much as possible or fold it ..read more
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Comparing 200 Watt video lights
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by Chung Dha Lam
1M ago
Amaran 200X – https://amzn.to/3qId2Zh SmallRig RC220B – https://amzn.to/3QOD6g3 Zhiyun Molus G200 – https://amzn.to/3YGsamx I am testing out 3 popular 200 Watt COB Video LED Lights from Aputure, SmallRig and Zhiyun. Each light has their own strengths, but I wanted to test out some major differences, but do my own test in the color accuracy and my own brightness test instead of reading the numbers values that the companies has placed online. First the size, the visible winner is the Zhiyun Molus being the smallest of the bunch. Eventhough the Amaran and Smallrig looks quite similar in design ..read more
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