Siemens Energy Channel presents
“Fire and Ice”
(Fossil Power Documentary)
Documentary film shot in Bangkok Thailand.
I was DP on this one.
This documentary produced for Siemens is about power distribution in Thailand. The story is told by following electrical power from it’s source generated at a Siemens equiped plant, to the end users at an ice factory and fish market.
A couple of music videos produced with EPYX Productions. I did the photography and VFX.
Music videos produced in Bangkok, Thailand. Hong Hoon was created to support the feature horror film Hong Hoon starring Ananda Everingham. Alone was a music video for an up and coming Thai hard rock band called System Sucker.
Do you notice the subtle flickering in this time lapse? I figured out the issue thanks to a web search. Turns out that using a lens with an electronically controlled aperture, as are most modern DSLR lenses will cause this, even when you set the aperture in manual mode. It’s the result supposedly of the camera sending a signal to the lens aperature at every frame. When the signal is interpreted by the mechanical aperture, very slight fluctuations in the amount of light entering the camera occur. To fix this you can do one of two things.
1. Use a fully manual lens. I am using fully manual Nikon lenses on my Canon now for time lapse. Adapters are available.
2. Use software to fix the problem in post. Granite Bay Deflicker is a popular choice. Seems to work OK.