With Guest Filmmaker, Director, Stefan Glidden
Larry Jordan: OK, we’re back for Part II of the Redrock Micro Cinema Lens Adaptor product profile.
I’m here with filmmaker Stefan Glidden. Stefan: So, can you show us how to put this thing together?
Stefan Glidden: Yeah. For sure. All right, so to put together you’ve got the base that slides on the tripod. Then put the rail in, which you use for all sort of different kinds of pieces of equipment that need support.
Redrock sells a follow focus so they have a lens mount in case your lens is too long. Use it for matte box. And it also holds the actual Redrock unit. Then, put the camera on the mount like that. Then the achro-mat here. You have the right combination of step-down rings or step-up rings. And then this is part of the MicroX adaptor. It screws on here to the achromat. Put the Redrock on the rails. Tighten that up so it won’t move anywhere.
So now you’ve got the MicroX, which needs a small Allen wrench that comes with the set. And it just slides on the mount there. You’ve got to tighten up the screws. Not too tight, because you kind of have to adjust it as you put the Redrock on. So just tighten enough so that it stays.
Then you slide the M2 to the MicroX and adjust it so that it couples properly. And then once it’s in, tighten it up. I’m using a Canon line as it lines up just as it does on the regular still camera. That locks in there. Then you just make sure that your M2’s locked down and everything is tight. That’s it for the assembly.
Then once you turn your camera on, you need to make adjustments. You have to set your back focus, you have to set the zoom.
Larry Jordan: OK, so show us how to do that.
Stefan Glidden: So this is what it looks like through the viewfinder when you’re setting up the M2. This is shot with the HVX. So, first we need to make sure that the MicroX is straight, so we adjust by twisting gently just to make sure that it’s straight on there. Once you’ve got it kind of set then what you’re seeing the center there, that’s the Cinescreen. So, we need to zoom in so that the shadows drop off completely so all we’re seeing is the screen. And then you’ve got to adjust the focus so that the grain of the screen comes in. And the HVX has a focus assist which helps me to do that.
Now, I do all that without the lens on; without any lenses on the front. That makes it a little easier to see the grain. And then we can mount the lens on the front and flip on the switch so the Cinescreen starts spinning and the grain disappears and you’re good to go.
Larry Jordan: All right. This has been Larry Jordan. Thanks again for being with us. We’ll see you next time on HDFilmtools.com.
Lawrence Jordan, A.C.E. is a pioneer in the field of creating dynamic media using a variety of digital tools. In 1991 he worked on the first long-format project in Hollywood to be edited digitally using the Avid Media Composer. After consulting with Macromedia and Apple on Final Cut Pro, in 1999 he created 2-pop – The Final Cut Pro & DV Information Site. He now runs JODADA, a digital media strategy and consulting firm and publishes Hollywood Reinvented The Network for Digital Filmmakers, and one of the first sites to webcast HD video as its primary content. He is currently writing a new book, “Web Video Mojo.” You can reach him at: lj (at) jodada.com.
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