chkproductions

chkproductions

Lives in United States Providence, United States
Works as a Director/Photographer
Joined on Apr 14, 2010

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This is not to diminish anybody's expertise, but this is scenic, but not necessarily cinematic. We use to do this all the time creating a spot - take a lot of Broll, lay down a sound track, put the footage in the blender (Avid, Final Cut, Premier, etc), spin it up, and presto, instant spot for the client.

I will say the quality of the sensor is pretty good for a phone. Truly amazing. Now go sit at the coffee shop and edit a film for the next Sundance.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 01:22 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

This hurts all drone operators, especially those working commercially. There needs to be 2 consenting parties. It's like playing race car driver on a public roadway. Here it is only one arrogant immature boy with a beard that only cared about himself and not anyone or anything else. It null and voids any talent he may have.
And this website has made the bad decision to present this and bears responsibility should someone try doing something similar and hurts someone or destroys property.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 21:04 UTC as 81st comment

Is this the same thing on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073R8KCXW/ref=s9u_wish_gw_i3?ie=UTF8&colid=31KJPTGMBZSMA&coliid=I1OFDAV7468DYR&fpl=fresh&pd_rd_i=B073R8KCXW&pd_rd_r=8EN8Q0JRKXH67TGD27Q1&pd_rd_w=1LpBF&pd_rd_wg=kBuyR&pf_rd_i=desktop&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=4R8ZK7F9T3DPBHDZH2RR&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=1cf9d009-399c-49e1-901a-7b8786e59436

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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CreeDo: Anyone else find it sad how jaded people act about this stuff?

If I had put in the work to capture some of these shots, and the work paid off and I got footage as gorgeous as this, I'd be so overjoyed. But here we see all this "ugh drones, ugh time lapse, so boring and cliché, yawwnnnn".

Unfortunately, I do get jaded. If I see another northern lights, polar bear, shark eating seal, night sky, etc, etc, in time lapse or slowmo, my mind will just go into pause mode....

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:32 UTC

It is nice work but makes me wonder that we are now doing photography that approaches the look of CGI when it used to be getting CGI to look photographic or filmic.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 11th comment

Thanks for putting in the effort to create this video. It is amazing and powerful. To think that is a neighbor in our own neighborhood and how different it is.

And for those who don't like the sound track - turn off the sound.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 25th comment
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(unknown member): Oops! It's a stabilizing system! For a second I thought it was a gimbal. Until in-camera stabilization takes a quantum leap forward, these things will be needed. In-camera stabilization for video will mean a floating lens-sensor section.

Interestingly it has already been done. Back in the late 80"s I was shooting boat to boat video. Angenieux had made an add-on lens unit that had a floating element which was spun up by an external lead acid battery pack. It weighed a ton. Through the viewfinder if you did a hard pan you would see the image slowly catch up to your move Very disconcerting. But once you settle down it did take all the jerkiness out of your moving shots.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Mateus1: This could be my No.1 digital for landscape...

but it's still my film Horseman VH, best ever 6x9 :-)

Best camera I ever owned also. Cheers

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 20:36 UTC

I had a sense that when Barney asked about video shooting, Toshihisa-san's reaction was a bit halted and in a veiled way seemed to suggest - why even go there, this camera is made for stills and still image quality, why bring video in that equation?

I agree with Toshihisa-san subtle reaction.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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rrccad: well that 23mm lens for this has me interested.

but it would probably cost a kidney and a first born.

Me2

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:20 UTC

I was taught the Zone System by an assistant to Adams, Stephan Gersh (who told me my rocks in a B&W print looked like rubber and quickly shredded my print in the paper cutter)
http://stephangershphotography.com/artist.html

From my experience, visualization (or pre-visualization) was not so much the composition (nothing would save an ill compose image) but rather what it would take through choice of film, its exposure based on the scene's reflectance values and what it was you wanted to retain as detailed in the highlights and lowlights, development in what developer for what time (N=normal, thus n-1 for less contrast, n+2 for more contrast, etc); through to paper choice and paper developer.

It was a disciplined process, testing various films with a densitometer to find their limits.

Adams was amazing in developing this system so that when he set up his camera he knew beforehand (visualization) what he needed to do to portray the feeling that scene gave him at that time.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

To me, it's a game changer in size vs. format. A camera the size of a Sony 7x packing 50 meg is remarkable. I used every version of film 'blads when I shot boating catalogues. And then the cost is a high-end bargain. Obviously real world tests will validate it. Wish the screen was articulating.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 264th comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (212 comments in total)

As I am interested in this camera and the Pixel shift for architecture and interiors, I downloaded the RAW building shot with the shift and motion correction on. So did anyone else find the 4 birds flying through the scene??

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 53rd comment

Several years back I read an article where the most important factor in a consumer making a decision to purchase is from a "trusted friend", someone they personally know. I assume this influencer thing is an attempt to replicate this factor. But the lack of trust that people have with information and commentary outside of their immediate sphere of trusted relationships dooms any real lasting value of purchase manipulation through "influencers". Influencers is just the most current "technique" that will go away and be replaced - much like the technique of the moment in photography styles get replace with the next.

But the real issue to me is this - most everyday people have come to realize they just have too much "stuff" nowadays. They don't need anymore. How many microwave ovens do you really need in your lifetime? And any amount of "influence" isn't going to make you buy more.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:56 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies

Athough some pleasant shots, I would not describe these as portraits. They are mostly some casual headshots and group shots. I think the term portrait has been stretch thin here.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 88th comment | 12 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

Slap a square lens shade on a camera and you immediately increase its perceived value by 20%

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies

Now all they have to do is just double the lenses in the Light 16 camera -

https://light.co/?utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Multi_Lens_Camera-Broad-Geo-US-GP&utm_term=multi_lens_camera&gclid=Cj0KEQiAqqO0BRDyo8mkv9y259EBEiQApVQD_c00p-j4eVdyRgUpRO3-crgStFqXQnxY8SFOPVYgwtQaAuRD8P8HAQ

-and there'll be a competitor

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 113th comment
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chkproductions: I can't imagine how an app for a camera has generated so much discussion. Most of you use apps all the time in your phone - some good, some bad. How many of those have you installed, didn't like and uninstalled. Or it still sits in your phone unused. Now a camera can have an apps. One comes out and it creates a firestorm...???? Who knew?

Back in the day (yes there were days before today) one used to stand at their easel in the darkroom, moving a piece of cardboard vigorously to create a seamless transition between the land and the sky, blocking the light on the land and allowing more light to expose the sky on the photo paper. It took 5 or more tries to get it right. Then some technology came along that created a filter that could do the same during exposure in camera. Then Photoshop came along and you could do it, as someone wrote here "properly" Now there is an app. So what's the big deal??

I agree with you T3. And at 63, I've learned to use it if it works for you and don't if it doesn't. But don't disparage just for the sake of it...Cheers

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 17:52 UTC

I can't imagine how an app for a camera has generated so much discussion. Most of you use apps all the time in your phone - some good, some bad. How many of those have you installed, didn't like and uninstalled. Or it still sits in your phone unused. Now a camera can have an apps. One comes out and it creates a firestorm...???? Who knew?

Back in the day (yes there were days before today) one used to stand at their easel in the darkroom, moving a piece of cardboard vigorously to create a seamless transition between the land and the sky, blocking the light on the land and allowing more light to expose the sky on the photo paper. It took 5 or more tries to get it right. Then some technology came along that created a filter that could do the same during exposure in camera. Then Photoshop came along and you could do it, as someone wrote here "properly" Now there is an app. So what's the big deal??

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (188 comments in total)
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Kaso: Yeah, those scenes look quite familiar. They are there, along my daily commute route. One of these days, when traffic is terribly congested, I'm gonna stop and take a few quick snaps of hills and boulders and caves and creeks and fields. No efforts. No travels. Just plain high-quality photography.

Philosophical pixels, anyone?

And a compelling photograph taken of the mundane, that one passes everyday on their "daily commute" is far more challenging.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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