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    Post image stabilization / re-animation artist available for hire on a part-time basis. For those pesky shots that warp stabilizer simply can't fix (or for those occasions you want the "Fincher" look).

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    Mindhunter - season 1 (lead stabilization artist)
    House of Cards - seasons 2-4 (lead stabilization artist)
    Birdman (stabilization artist)
    Gone Girl (stabilization artist)
    Earth to Echo (stabilization artist)

    Not everything can be fixed - the conditions have to be right! In any case, contact me if you're in need of help. chadpeter AT gmail DOT com (or by PM)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Peter View Post
    Post image stabilization / re-animation artist available for hire on a part-time basis. For those pesky shots that warp stabilizer simply can't fix (or for those occasions you want the "Fincher" look).

    My credits:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1439352/
    Mindhunter - season 1 (lead stabilization artist)
    House of Cards - seasons 2-4 (lead stabilization artist)
    Birdman (stabilization artist)
    Gone Girl (stabilization artist)
    Earth to Echo (stabilization artist)

    Not everything can be fixed - the conditions have to be right! In any case, contact me if you're in need of help. chadpeter AT gmail DOT com (or by PM)
    A side note question, cause you have probably the best track record films in terms of stabilization, what do you consider be the optimal conditions for stabilization? What did Fincher and his crew do (cause they look flawless)? I usually shoot 85% of 6K and at close to 100 degrees shutter instead of 180 to get a smooth stabilization with added motion blur in post, but is there anything else to the sauce? :)
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    Also what are your thoughts on the internal Gyro in the REDs? Does Fincher use them at all in his Xenos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer Glans View Post
    A side note question, cause you have probably the best track record films in terms of stabilization, what do you consider be the optimal conditions for stabilization? What did Fincher and his crew do (cause they look flawless)? I usually shoot 85% of 6K and at close to 100 degrees shutter instead of 180 to get a smooth stabilization with added motion blur in post, but is there anything else to the sauce? :)
    Thanks Christoffer! We shoot 180* shutters, for the most part - but first and foremost our camera operators on DF's shows are certainly top tier and hit their marks. Rarely do we have to work with handheld or parallax issues. That said, we still track and reanimate EVERY moving shot in our shows - which of course will occasionally turn up a shot with some motion blur (only VERY rarely do we have to go as far as compositing the blur out - I can think of one shot in particular from "Gone Girl"). Usually, in those cases, I'll scale back the stabilization to point where we get the best stabilization we can without letting the motion blur stand out.
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