Short-Film: Istanbul

April 29, 2012

Longer write-up about Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 coming soon!

Shot in Istanbul with the Nikon D4 and D800. Everything until the timelapse was shot with the Nikon D4, very soft if you are using the full frame sensor, very sharp in crop mode! I used the D800 after the timelapse shot!
Very happy with the results. D800 is very sharp. Everything recorded internally!
Graded in 20 minutes with Davinci Resolve Lite.

Music:
Brian Tyler – Coming of Age

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Short-Film: TUMULUS

April 16, 2012

Finally it’s online. My very first narrative short film. I’m not able to write an extensive blog post right now, because I’m fighting against the jetlag in my hotel room in Las Vegas. This short film was shot with the new Carl Zeiss Compact Primes CP.2 Super Speed lenses! We shot the whole piece in three days with only three lenses: The 35mm 1.5, 50mm 1.5 and the 85mm 1.5. Hope you enjoy it, I also added a very long and hopefully interesting making of video!

TUMULUS BTS from Sebastian Wiegärtner on Vimeo.

 

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Corporate-Film: medi

December 23, 2011

A corporate film for the company »medi«. Medi is a worldwide leading company in producing high quality compression socks. medi.de

Shot w/ Canon 7D.

Lenses:
Canon 24-70 mm L 2.8
Canon 100 mm L IS 2.8
Sigma 30 mm 1.4

Gear I used for the shoot:
Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly Traveller 2.0
Kessler Crane K-Pod
Kessler Crane Hercules Head
Kessler Crane Pocket Jib
CINEROID EVF
Genus Wide Mattebox
Schneider Optics 4×4 ND Filter
Manfrotto 546GBK + 504HD head
Denz Support System
Denz Carbon Rods
Denz Mini Follow Focus

Music:
Doug Collins “Another World”

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Short Film: Nela

December 23, 2011

Short film about my baby girl Nela, which I shot on her first day on planet earth (18th December 2011). Love my girls Eva, Annabelle and Nela. x

facebook.com/wiegaertnerfilms
twitter.com/wiegaertner

For all the geeks:
Canon C300 Pre Production Model
C-Log 720/50 frames per second
Canon 24-70mm L 2.8
Canon 100mm L 2.8 IS macro
Zeiss 85mm 1.4 ZF.2
Zeiss 50mm 2.0 macro ZF.2
Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly 2 feet

Music:
James Newton Howard – Lady in the Water – End titles

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Documentary: Hebendanz Brewery

December 13, 2011

English version with subtitles:

German version without subtitles:

Sony F3 S-Log version without grading:

This is a short documentary about the brewer Fritz Hebendanz in Northern Bavaria. www.brauerei-hebendanz.de

Shot with my Sony F3 and the S-Log firmware upgrade. I also used a KiPro Mini and recorded at 4:2:2 10-Bit ProRes HQ. S-Log is a great feature and worth every penny. It’s like buying a new sensor for the F3 – it simple doubles the sensitivity of the sensor.

Here is a short test clip, which I shot with S-Log:

Other gear I used for the documentary:
Carl Zeiss CP.2 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
Sachtler Cine 7+7HD tripod
Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly 2 feet
2x Litepanels 1×1
3x Dedolights
Denz Mini Follow Focus
Denz Sony F3 Support System with Rods
KiPro Mini recorder
Genus Elite Mattebox
Schneider Optics Polarizer 4×4

We shot this short documentary in about 16 hours. The whole film was edited and color corrected in 14 hours.

You can find some Behind the Scenes Photos on my Facebook Page.

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Short Film: REEF

May 17, 2011

A short test film using the Technicolor CineStyle Picture Profile for Canon DSLRs (Click here for more info about the Picture Profile​).

For Eric Kessler from kesslercrane.com
Music: Thomas Newman – New fish

Side by side comparison of the Technicolor CineStyle Profile:

Shot w/ Canon 7D
Picture Profile: Technicolor CineStyle
Lenses: Canon 24-70 2.8 L, Canon 100 mm 2.8 L IS
Support: Kessler Crane Pocket Jib

Shot in 720p 50 frames, slowed down with Cinema Tools to 25p.
Color Correction with Magic Bullet Looks.

Here are a few BTS photos:

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