La GAULOISE // Le Banquet 2019

These pictures were taken on March 2nd 2019 at the Banquet of La Gauloise. The entire photo set can be found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFpAHjBWvs585xq1A. Please download them. If you post them online, please make sure to credit Madnomad Films with the following link: http://madnomadfilms.com

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SQUAW VALLEY February 2019 Video

Filmed in Squaw Valley Resort, California. In the 2nd week of February 2019, 5 meters (16 feet) of snow feel upon the Sierra Nevada. California is well know for its fierce droughts and fires, but this year it's El Niño, and we're having a close to record year so far. It's very similar to 1997-1998 winter. The 2016-2017 winter was still wetter, so it's surprising to see that much snow and water again. We're all very happy, and hoping for a better summer! Nevertheless, this video was filmed the 3rd week of February 2019. We had amazing snow on the slopes in Squaw Valley. So I try to get my camera out a bit and film the kids in the ski camp I joined as a counselor. This was all filmed in Squaw. You can see lake Tahoe for a bit.

Filmed with Canon 5d Mark IV. Plus 24-105mm lens. I should have used my DJI Ronin-S but it was getting heavy to carry all this.

Madnomad Films ©2019

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L'APERO @ Amélie on Polk

French know how to hang out, spend time with friends without looking at the clock, or checking out the next party. We just like company and endless conversations. Wine as well, maybe. So Pierre Bee and his compadres at L’Apéro make sure it happens often. Last night it was at Amelie on Polk in San Francisco! It also included an appearance by Jerome and Ridesbyme. Check him out, awesome sidecar tours around SF.

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Soccer Game SF Elite Academy

My son has been playing soccer for many years and is part of the SFEA club here in San Francisco. And sometimes, I go with my Canon 5D Mark iv and the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens to capture the moment. That lens is spectacular and allows for vivid in the action photography. This was a friendly game versus a Stanford team. Enjoy!

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Sky Explosion (BREATHE)

Here's an amazing video of storms time-lapses. It could quickly sound like you've seen that before because there are so many time-lapses nowadays, but this one is exceptionally beautiful. The quality of the video and the black and white imagery of these clouds that are in full transformation. It's amazing to see the spiral create itself and then the rain starts pouring at the center, then the dust comes flying into the camera, you wonder all of a sudden how you look so small! Amazing. Watch it again and again on a big screen.

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Interview avec Olivier Babinet réalisateur de SWAGGER

Olivier Babinet est venu présenter son film SWAGGER au Festival International du Film de San Francisco. C'est un film très touchant qui nous présente 11 adolescents d'Aulnay-sous-bois (93). Il a présenté le film à des élèves d'école publique de San Francisco, souvent défavorisés. Voila un entretien qu'il nous a accordé après le film dans la salle de projection du ROXIE de San Francisco, une salle de cinéma indépendant qui survit à San Francisco grâce aux fans. On vous conseille bien évidemment d'aller voir le film. On a beaucoup aimé.

  • L'interview a été conduit par Nathalie Gobbi de LOSTINSF.
  • Filmé et édité par moi-même, Olivier Bonin pour Madnomad Films.
  • Musique: JB Dunckel - Felicity Price (BO du film Swagger)
  • Caméra: Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro.

Madnomad Films is a video production house for corporate clients, startups, non-profits. We are storytellers, and that's why people keep coming back to us. Check out our work here.

Ocean Beach filmed with the URSA Mini Pro

I've started filming with the new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k camera. The camera is a high end professional camera that records RAW and PRORES. There are many reviews online. The camera produces stunning images with lots of latitude to work with in POST.

Here's a short video filmed at Ocean Beach in 120fps to test the slow motion, especially with surfers in the big surf of this place. Enjoy.

Music: Doctor Flake | Sueurs Froides

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COLUMBIA SQUARE by KILROY

Client: Kilroy Realty Corporation
Producer: Transparent House
Filming and Editing by Madnomad Films
Location: Columbia Square, Central Hollywood, Los Angeles
Content: Historical perspective on the facility built for CBS radio and its full innovate renovation

Filmed with Canon C100, Sony A7Rii, Canon 70-200mm f2.8, Canon 24-70 f2.8

Background: Built in 1938, Columbia Square was the ost modern technology facility of its time. Designed by renowned architect, William Lescaze in the vanguard International Modernist style, its state-of-the-art recording studios and theaters cemented Hollywood as the entertainment center of the universe.Stars such as Jack Benny and Orson Welles recorded their best-known work. A young comedienne named Lucille Ball filmed her TV pilot. James Dean was an usher; Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana recorded legendary hits. Beyond its stars’ performances, Columbia Square gave birth to an industry of innovative engineering, sound effects, editing and film. This is the place where science and art met, fell in love and said, “I do.”A decade after CBS abandoned its 4.7-acre site, Columbia Square leads Hollywood’s revitalization. Where Hollywood first planted its roots, a new creative center will grow. Columbia Square makes a promise to the community—to honor the companies at the forefront of entertainment and technology, and to construct a space where they can incubate exceptional ideas.

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The Young Ones - Our Own Private Scene.

A short but powerful film on adolescence and the constant search for who you are and who you can be. Almost too short! I like the way you see the three teenagers so intimately. In a way this is so far from what I see in the US.

Featured on NOWNESS

Filmmaker Leo Adef explores subculture and self-discovery in a coming-of-age portrait of three 17-years-olds in a small French town. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2kMaV3B

Madnomad Films is a video production house for corporate clients, startups, non-profits. We are storytellers, and that's why people keep coming back to us. Check out our work here.

Losing a child at birth

If you know parents who have dealt with the loss of a baby very early in life, or have experienced this yourself, listen to these parents who went through this. This is especially helpful for friends and families as it's sometimes hard to understand how to best approach the grieving parents and actually be of help. Please forward to those who know who are going through this difficult situation. In the US, 1 out of 160 births is a still birth. It's a lot. Yet the subject remains very taboo.

In this video we used almost no b-roll. The editing consists almost entirely of interviews. This was important in this case, as the subject is very heavy, and we didn't want to distract the viewer or disrespect the interviewees and those suffering the same loss. Yet the film is very effective in communicating a compassionate message to the grieving families and their relatives.

The video was commissioned by HAND of the Peninsula. HAND is a non-profit organization supporting families during the normal grieving process after miscarriage, stillbirth, a pregnancy that was wanted but interrupted for medical reasons, and infant death in the first year of life.

Parents, for support, information and resources, please see HAND’s website at HANDsupport.org
Care providers, to learn how to better support grieving families, please see HAND’s website for information and resources at HANDsupport.org

Madnomad Films is a video production house for corporate clients, startups, non-profits. We are storytellers, and that's why people keep coming back to us. Check out our work here.

À Peu De Choses Près!

In the age of instant gratification, making short films is always brave, as audiences don't have the patience anymore to wait for character build-up and the story to develop. I invite you to watch this fun 15 min short film. A very well constructed and told story! Turn on the Subtitles (CC button) for English :)

À Peu De Choses Près, directed by Jérôme BERNARD

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The BIGGEST CALLIGRAPHY ARTWORK IN the WORLD

Taking calligraphy to another level. Pokras Lampas used one ton of Paint to cover the Red October plant roof in Moscow with a circular calligraphy. Between graffiti, calligraphy and performance, this is is a fun video to watch. The cinematography is just as nice as well, by Sergey Valyaev. We can't wait to see the next project!

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An animation about our dependence on OIL

Patrick Jean made a fun little animation about our dependence on oil, whether we like it or not. The animation uses google maps. A giant robot emerges from Los Angeles looking for its most precious source of energy, what does it mean? Check the video below, it's fun watching until the end. No need for words, the great visuals say it all.

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Proper exposure settings with S-Log2 | Sony A7rii

So we've recently acquired a Sony Alpha a7rii camera. It's small, it records 4K internally, it even does slow motion in HD. The camera is also very sensitive to light, so it does a lot better than the Blackmagic. But of course it only records in 8-bit 420. That means when you record in S-Log2, a very flat gamma curve, you need to expose your footage correctly in order to take the full advantage of the 14-stop dynamic range (DR) capabilities of S-Log2.

S-Log2:

  • Should only be used when you need 14-stop of DR.
  • Should generally be exposed +1 or +2 stops above the camera recommended exposure. That allows to lower noise in the picture by bringing the shadows up. This leaves less headroom for highlights but there's still plenty of room.
  • Don't push exposure over +2 stops over you lose details in skin tones and everything else in the brighter part of the picture.
  • Generally Skin should be exposed b/w 45% (recommened camera exposure), 55% (+1 stop) and 70% (+2 stops). Or a white piece of paper should be exposed b/w 62% (+ 0 stop), 75% (+1 stop and 87% (+2 stop).

You can find a lot more valuable information here on Alister Chapman xdam-user.com blog post:

http://www.xdcam-user.com/2014/08/exposing-and-using-slog2-on-the-sony-a7s-part-one-gamma-and-exposure/

Alister Chapman is an expert on all Sony products, and I highly recommend reading his blog if you need a better understanding on all technical aspects.

Sony A7Rii with Sigma Fisheye 15mm f2.8 and Metabones EF mount adapter. Autofocus works very fast in this combination!

Sony A7Rii with Sigma Fisheye 15mm f2.8 and Metabones EF mount adapter. Autofocus works very fast in this combination!

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Cleary Bikes

Working with kids is always fun. They don't mind making mistakes, they often don't mind the camera, but most importantly they can very quickly just ignore it, as they're focused on what they're doing. Here they're putting together a bicycle and demonstrating how simple it is to do so. If kids can do it, adults too!

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Aerial San Francisco

Drones are great, but regulations is making it harder and harder to use them on prime locations like San Francisco. We filmed the following clips mostly from an Helicopter flying over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, flying right above downtown. The speed of movement makes an helicopter a lot more suited to this type of shooting. Enjoy the view from above! Check out our post about this as well: http://www.madnomadfilms.com/aerials-over-san-francisco

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