Ursa Mini pro Internal Design shoot breakdown & Resolve Grading Tutorial

Ursa Mini pro Internal Design shoot breakdown & Resolve Grading Tutorial


everyone remain committed Carmen in this
video as I promised in my last video breakdown I’m going to take you with me
to the behind the scene of my internal design video shooter was on recently as
usual I’m going to show you the equipment they set up the grading
workflow and the most important part what I think I could do better next time
I did this work for a friend of mine which is an amazing designer and does
work all over the world you can check her out in this link basically the shot
itself was simple I knew I wanted the camera on the slider and I knew I’m
going to shoot raw as I will have to balance the light coming in from the
window to the underneath areas setting there is a mini pro to shoot raw is
fairly simple just hit menu choose the correct menu page and move the recording
options to raw one important note if you’re going to shoot lossless raw your
files are going to be very heavy but you will be able to break them in Premiere
Pro if you choose other formats overall you will have to grade the files in
DaVinci Resolve and if needed export from there and then edit in Premiere Pro
which is what I did in this shot another thing I like to do is to set the project
frame rate to 24 turn on off speed recording and set my off speed frame
rate recording to 60 which then gives me the ability to use the high frame rate
button on the side of the Ursa to move from 24 frames per second to 60 frame
per second because well I just love slow motion so once I got set up and try to
use my electric lights I discovered that the house electric system couldn’t
handle the voltage so I had to move to my aperture LED lights and we got going
now on that note I think a good videographer is not someone that can get
the job done at pristine conditions but is actually someone that can get the job
done in spite of things not working which happens a lot now before we see
the Edit which is not the final edit just a short clip of the house let’s
look at the grading part in the Vinci so let’s get started I’m first going to
navigate in onto my desktop because I kept the raw file there for this
demonstration I’m going to go to desktop just click on desktop and my video will
appear here here it is so I’m going to grab this this is the raw clip that I
shot I’m going to grab this drag it into my media pool and then
over to my edit tab grab the video from here and drop it into my timeline now
this is going to take longer to have a preview and kind of render out because
of the system that I’m working on I’m working on my laptop computer and you
probably need a strong computer for this but I’m doing this just as a demo I’m
going to hold down alt and then delete the audio file and then I’m going to go
over to my color tab to do some fast color grading now over in my color tab
I’m going to go into my camera tab and in decoding using I’m going to go to
clip on white balance I’m going to put it on daylight and then on color space
I’m going to just move it to rec 709 and this is going to make the daylight
option is going to make everything kind of reddish so we can play around with
this let’s go to cloudy let’s play around with the shade so you know what
I’m just going to leave it on as shot all right now if you want to see the
clip in full screen you can press command F and command F to get out of
that and if you want to see it in this mode you can hit shift F now let’s start
there kind of grading this I’m going to do some a very simple color grading I’m
going to go to my game and push it up so we can have the highlights
opened up now you can see that I’m kind of keeping over here but that’s fine
because I’m actually keeping this area which is not necessarily too much
information doesn’t have too much information but I don’t want to have too
much taping so I’m just going to kind of play around with that I’m gonna go to my
lift and push it down which is the dark areas over here so now I have a kind of
a well-balanced image I’m going to bump up the contrast and then after doing
that play around with the list again even reduce that and then I’m going to
push up the shadows a little bit and I’m going to put my saturation on ten so
basically that is that is it now let’s look at the edit so now that you know
how the grading was done once I finished the grading in DaVinci Resolve I
exported it from there and imported them into Premiere Pro and then using the
track map effect created some animation use the work stabilizer for some extra
smoothness and that part is done with regards to equipment having shot this in
raw helped a lot another important point about shooting in a situation like this
with a lot of light coming from the outside you need strong lights to
counter the light coming from the outside and you preferably should use
battery-operated lights is I use the V Mon battery from our Ursa mini Pro I
decided to buy the aperture 120 D which also use V mount batteries and of course
a good softbox is always a must for an operator like myself and as my v-mon
battery is only 95 watt hour which gives me about 45 minutes of shooting with
Ursa mini Pro I decided to also get an IV X system 147 watt hours v mount
battery so I’ll have two batteries one for the Ursa and one for the light and
as I was already shopping I decided to get a new slider for the Ursa and went
with the Rhino basic slider bundle after reading a lot of good reviews on it and
now for the important part what I would do differently in another shoot just
like this use more light in shots like this you need to be able
to counter the light coming from the outside and also light up corner and
darker spots if you look at this shot you can see that this area is less lit
as the light from outside is actually coming from the window in the kitchen I
handle this by putting one of my aperture LED lights on the ground and
just adding more light to the brightness of that
area having foreground and background objects camera movement is always
emphasized by having one or two objects one closer and one further away from the
camera look at these two shots in which one you see the movement of the camera
better the one with a foreground object in interior-design shots like this
I think big flower arrangements closer to the camera will do the job
add color look at these two shots I think this one looks better because it
has a clear foreground and background objects but it also has contrasted
colors the colorful seats just make the image look better should close-up
cutting between a wide-angle shot and a close-up will help to emphasize specific
location or features and will help the flow of your edit another very important
part is to get the client to do some homework and show you videos that he or
she like so you can know what you’re aiming for otherwise you will find
yourself doing work twice and the client is not happy come prepared for the
weather if you’re shooting in hot locations get good sweat evaporating
clothes it always looks better and you will not
be wet and smelly once the shot is over and basically that was it remember to
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7 thoughts on “Ursa Mini pro Internal Design shoot breakdown & Resolve Grading Tutorial

  1. what type the lens do you use on this camera? If I shooting video 24mm on this camera its possive to give me 24mm full frame?

  2. subscribed. love your honesty and how you explain it all. just got an ursa and was going to buy that light but ill hold off for the 300d version now

  3. We love your video process and the result! As interior designers we find it very useful. congratulations. The idea of what you can improve at the last part of the video is very honest and a great idea also to replicate in every project. Check out our interior design videos and please give us your feedback! best wishes from Mexico!!!

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