Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Looking for Editors, GH3

We've posted an ad on Craigslist for the non-paid position of editor. The first posting got flagged, primarily because editors who aren't working get all angry that we aren't paying.
So as long as the ad doesn't get flagged, it's here.
This is a non-paid position. I know, we don't like it either, but we don't have the cash money to pay you. It's a gig primarily for someone just looking for credits or material for a reel, etc.
We make science fiction feature films, straight-to-video. There's a blog where you can find all our previous movies along with trailers: blog.pandoramachine.com (the blog and many of the trailers are rated R so they're not necessarily "safe for work"). 
We edit in Final Cut Pro 7. We have a cozy little edit suite in TriBeCa where we do all our post-production. We're looking for a serious and focused person to work on the picture edit of our 11th feature. 
Our schedule is flexible and we're are serious about getting this film completed speedily. The time commitment is also flexible. Typically we have more than one editor work on a project (each editor handling a different "reel".) But we're open to someone wanting to edit a small amount or a large amount of the movie(s). 
Interested? Do you think you can carve out some regular time each week to edit? Hit us up! 
Got the GH3 with the Lumix 12-35mm lens. The first thing I hadn't realized is that the camera will shoot in .mov format directly. We only get about an hour of footage on a 32GB SD card that way but otherwise it sure is less work and hassle.
3200 ISO, f2.8, 1/50 shutter
Good grief this lens will let you focus closely. In the regular motion-picture format (which I haven't set stills to yet) it'll look even closer because the aspect ratio will be 16:9 rather than the 3:4 which you see above.
With the GH3 Panasonic has changed some things from the GH2 back to the way the GH1 had them. Things I think were better on the GH1. Like flipping from AF to MF is a bit easier on the GH3 than on the GH2.
I'm eager to try the slow-motion on the camera. And I'm kind of curious to see where the ISO gets too noisy to use.
But getting back to the "shooting in Quicktime (.mov)" thing again. Boy, that makes using Final Cut Pro less annoying. We'll see.

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