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Rozemarijn
On 3/13/19, 4:33 PM

When people, 2nd's , interns, collegues ask me 'how does focuspulling work', there is only one answer. Its a feeling.

And machines and technology will never be able to feel the emotions of a scene, an actor or the beauty of nature.


Besides that, who will get the DP their coffee, and know where they have tossed their jacket in the morning.



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Fabio

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Started out as a focus puller 8 years ago, I shot movies and commercials in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Uk, Bulgaria, Morocco and USA. Love everything camera related, gear porn and sharp lenses. Sharpness is not debatable.

Fabio
On 3/7/19, 7:44 AM

Don’t know exactly why but a lot of people ask me this, and of course I wonder myself too. Personally I’m not worried: I’m confident that the technology will keep improving making our job easier (think about when there wasn’t RF nor vídeo feed for the camera assistant), but our craft is so random and unpredictable that I think that it will always need “the man behind the machine”. At list until the day the dop will be able to explain the shot to the machine, but when that day comes I think we are going to have other and more important concerns.



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Vince

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A focus-puller is the eyes of the audience. It's like telling a story without any words.

Vince
On 3/7/19, 10:11 AM

I remember a few years ago that there was a system (forget the name) that records the entire range of depth of field and that post could choose were the focus lays. I believe that focus-pulling can only be done by a person because it's all about emotion, and emotion is something a machine can not produce..



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Clemens Hönig

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Hi, I am Clemens Hönig, marketing manager at cmotion. Even though I am not a focus puller myself, my strength is to adapt quickly, spotting problems and come up with solutions. I also like to connect people, as I think everybody can learn from anybody. If you just starting at your carrier, make your own path and if you are already experienced, become a mentor...

Clemens Hönig
On 3/7/19, 8:19 AM

I think, that no matter how advanced the technology becomes, there will always be focus pullers, who will push it to their limits. 



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Flip Bleekrode
On 3/25/19, 3:28 PM

Hi Vince, the system is called lightfield photography. Lytro not only made a few consumer stills cameras that could be refocussed in post or 'transcoded' into moving stills but also an enormous Lytro cinema camera shooting 300 fps @ some 750 MP. Besides from being able to re-focus in post keying could be achieved without having to place the actors in front of a green or blue screen; any background would do.  In 2018 Lytro stopped the projects...

But one way or the other these technical achievements will resurface.



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