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    Ariana's new video dropped today and is doing gangbusters... throttled YouTube with 600,000 views the first second the video launched and as of 8 hours in, it's up to 26 million views... Nice!

    Shot on Monstro cameras in 7K ANA mode, entirely either 48fps or 60fps with Altas Orion anamorhics and a few Hawk Vintage 74 for wider and tighter options.

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    Jesus, 600,000 the first second? That's crazy.

    Orion's look great.

    Care to share how many days/locations this was?

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel John View Post
    Jesus, 600,000 the first second? That's crazy.

    Orion's look great.

    Care to share how many days/locations this was?

    Thanks in advance
    Was a 3-day shoot. We had one day at a house in the San Fernando Valley in LA. Another day on stage where we built some sets, and then a day at a high school.
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    Congrats! It looks fuckin rad. Would you share any of your lighting setups?
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    How did you achieve that polished skin look? Filtration, heavy post or...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka Jovanovic View Post
    How did you achieve that polished skin look? Filtration, heavy post or...?
    I never use diffusion on the lens... That said, most music videos go through "beauty" cleanup, which is some vfx house cleaning up any blemishes the artist may have... Also negating the logic of using diffusion unless there's other reasons for wanting to add a filter... like glowing the highlights around practicals or something. Otherwise, I try to model the light as optimally as I can, use soft sources and always watch for any shadows on faces.
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    Hello Christopher,

    Congrats on the video.
    Just on question, it looks like there are a lot of shots slightly out of focus. Was it due to the softness of the lenses? Mostly on the ITW sequence at the beginning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Tresch View Post
    Hello Christopher,

    Congrats on the video.
    Just on question, it looks like there are a lot of shots slightly out of focus. Was it due to the softness of the lenses? Mostly on the ITW sequence at the beginning.


    Thanks

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    No, a camera assistant I hadn't worked with before and the majority of the shots on Steadicam... Unfortunate, but it happens.
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    Excellent work as usual Christopher! I've only used the Hawks did you see any big differences in the Altas Orion's?
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    Unbelievable Video! Wow.

    From reading raves in Variety to even our local Toronto Star Newspaper reported on it, It's really well done and definitely a huge impact in such a short release time!
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