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    Hi everyone!

    My name's Olivier, and I'm studding Cinema in Paris, France.
    I'm currently in the process of writing my first short film that I'll be directing this summer. I managed to set up a small crew (fellow students) and my school should allow me to borrow some professional sound equipment. I'm still looking for a cinematographer though (well, a fellow student too I guess!).

    Of course, I have no budget at all so it looks like I'm gonna have to shoot using a Sony HVR-HD1000E.

    A friend of mine made a short film with it, and it doesn't look bad (although I have no idea what it's actually really worth). Thing is, I'd like get as close as possible to a "cinematic" look (just like every cinema student on earth )

    So I was wondering if this reference's any good, and if there's anything I could do to give the film a cinematic feel (besides using artificial lights), especially when it comes to outdoor scenes.
    I plan on using post-production/color correction process to "cheat" and "hide" the HDV looks as much as I can, but I'd like to do everything I can.

    I hope my post isn't too long, and that you kind, competent people will be nice enough to gimme a hand here....


    "The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of a alchemy"
    Francis F. Coppola

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      With HDV and interlaced only- that's going against you right out of the gate. A 24p camera- heck any current DSLR would shoot something more filmic.

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