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The 3rd Letter
Presented by Marauder Film
Directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys
Written by Grzegorz Jonkajtys & Bastiaan Koch
Produced by Bastiaan Koch
FEATURE FILM package available upon request from:
Official website: the3rdletter.com
Grzegorz Jonkajtys: jonkajtysfilm.com
Production Company: marauderfilm.com
Best Director Prize: HollyShorts, Los Angeles, 2010
Best of Show Jury Award: Nevada City Film Festival 2010
Audience Award: Maelstrom Seattle Film Festival 2010
Official Selection: Sitges Film Festival 2010
Sound Design by Andrew Duncan: playplayplay.org
Original Score by Audrey Riley & hithmedia.com
Shot on the Canon 5D MarkII
(Copyright 2011, All rights reserved; Marauder Film LLC)
Canon 550D T2i:
I used a Canon 550D T2i to create a Phantom camera look, but with a much lower budget. All I used was my 550D, my lens and Twixtor.
Of course the Phantom camera makes better results, but compared with the prices, I think Twixtor is totally worth a try.
EOS Canon T2i/550D Rebel
Canon EF 50/1,8 II
Ludovic Einaudi - Oltremare
60 fps converted to 4000 fps in Twixtor.
So, how did Mario do this?
Mario sent us this bit of instruction:
each clip is shot using raw images. I use the small or the medium raw in case I need to crop in
the picture profile was set to sharp and saturated
the actual capture is done by holding down the shutter using a remote for 5 minutes (using burst mode)
in terms of positioning, obviously anything that is looking into a scene works and def a sturdy tripod
for post, I read everything into Adobe After Effects and in camera raw push up the saturation, the sharpness, clarity and in most cases fill light. In addition I tend to push the blues, reds and greens further. Finally, I add a little bit of lowlight saturation
the clips are done at 12fps as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II only manages to capture 3fps in raw in burst mode
in terms of size i go for 30% bigger so I can add a ken burns style
finally masking the sharp areas and lens blur the rest. For the masks, I include all the items that should be sharp in the perspective.
the actual movie was done in fcp 7 as I am most familiar with that. Adding a few ken burns effects and doing alignment with the music
finally a vignette from magic bullet to underline the miniature look