n[ever]land è l'occasione per indagare se, come e quanto le nuove tecnologie siano in grado di incontrare le moderne arti visive così come le più antiche arti di palcoscenico, l'editoria tradizionale o la mobilissima comunicazione on line, nella ricerca di un'armonia possibile tra necessità produttive e spinte creative: n[ever]land, quindi, come l'isola-che-non-c'è dove poter riscrivere le regole del gioco.
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