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Typewriter Macro Shots for Documentary


Thaddeus Cooper
 

Hello All —

A few weeks ago on the Wednesday Zoom call we had a discussion about work that people were doing. I’ve been working on a documentary where we are using typewriters to tell part of the story. A few people were curious about what the shots looked like, so I am posting a link to a short sample of one shot, and a link to what the setup looked like.

Clip <https://vimeo.com/749718209>

BTS Setup <https://www.instagram.com/p/Cif-GVsPqRi/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet>

Thaddeus O. Cooper
Cinematographer/Producer
San Jose, CA
(tcooper@...)


Paul Kepner
 

Nice setup. What lens were you using?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
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On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 3:03 PM, Thaddeus Cooper
<tcooper@...> wrote:
Hello All —

A few weeks ago on the Wednesday Zoom call we had a discussion about work that people were doing. I’ve been working on a documentary where we are using typewriters to tell part of the story. A few people were curious about what the shots looked like, so I am posting a link to a short sample of one shot, and a link to what the setup looked like.

Clip <https://vimeo.com/749718209>

BTS Setup <https://www.instagram.com/p/Cif-GVsPqRi/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet>

Thaddeus O. Cooper
Cinematographer/Producer
San Jose, CA
(tcooper@...)


Thaddeus Cooper
 

Paul —

It was a Rokinon 35mm lens with a 13mm macro extension tube.

Thaddeus O. Cooper
Cinematographer/Producer
San Jose, CA



On Sep 14, 2022, at 1:35 PM, Paul Kepner via cml.news <productionspk=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

Nice setup. What lens were you using?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions
Demo reel - https://youtu.be/vtUUZtRpe9k

On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 3:03 PM, Thaddeus Cooper
<tcooper@...> wrote:
Hello All —

A few weeks ago on the Wednesday Zoom call we had a discussion about work that people were doing. I’ve been working on a documentary where we are using typewriters to tell part of the story. A few people were curious about what the shots looked like, so I am posting a link to a short sample of one shot, and a link to what the setup looked like.

Clip <https://vimeo.com/749718209>

BTS Setup <https://www.instagram.com/p/Cif-GVsPqRi/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet>

Thaddeus O. Cooper
Cinematographer/Producer
San Jose, CA
(tcooper@...)


Paul Kepner
 

It turned out great. Another lens that works well for shots like that that I use is a Super Takumer 50mm f/3.5 macro lens

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions
Demo reel - https://youtu.be/vtUUZtRpe9k

On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 3:51 PM, Thaddeus Cooper
<tcooper@...> wrote:
Paul —

It was a Rokinon 35mm lens with a 13mm macro extension tube.

Thaddeus O. Cooper
Cinematographer/Producer
San Jose, CA



On Sep 14, 2022, at 1:35 PM, Paul Kepner via cml.news <productionspk=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

Nice setup. What lens were you using?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions
Demo reel - https://youtu.be/vtUUZtRpe9k

On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 3:03 PM, Thaddeus Cooper
<tcooper@...> wrote:
Hello All —

A few weeks ago on the Wednesday Zoom call we had a discussion about work that people were doing. I’ve been working on a documentary where we are using typewriters to tell part of the story. A few people were curious about what the shots looked like, so I am posting a link to a short sample of one shot, and a link to what the setup looked like.

Clip <https://vimeo.com/749718209>

BTS Setup <https://www.instagram.com/p/Cif-GVsPqRi/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet>

Thaddeus O. Cooper
Cinematographer/Producer
San Jose, CA
(tcooper@...)


Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
 

A swing & tilt (swing/shift) lens system can also be used to great advantage for the macro element but also to make room for someone to type easily. 
--
Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
Venice, CA
The Key To The Light Is In The Dark


Dick Harrewijin
 

Interesting shot Thaddeus Cooper. Thank you for sharing.

A swing & tilt (swing/shift) lens system can also be used to great advantage for the macro element but also to make room for someone to type easily. 
@Roberto Schaefer, would you have any examples of a tilt/shift system that would work for this?
I'm prepping for a shoot with a lot of book filming. This sounds interesting.

All the best,

Dick Harrewijn NSC
Netherlands


Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
 

Unfortunately I don't have any examples to show and if I had the time (which I don't) I would take out my S&S Clairmont Century lens set and shoot some tests for you. It's worth getting a set for a day or two and test it out, even with a PL mount DSLR though you do need rods and a baseplate for the bellows system to work.
--
Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
Venice, CA
The Key To The Light Is In The Dark