Shane Hurlbut is the cinematographer for the new Need for Speed movie. A couple weeks ago, he had a contest to see who could spot the GoPro footage in the trailer. The contest is over now, but Shane put together an annotated trailer that labels all the cameras and lenses used in the trailer for each and every shot (…and there are a lot of cuts in there).
Along with the C500 and Alexa Plus, there are a few shots using the Canon 1D C in obvious tight quarters or crash cam situations. Notably, all the cameras are capable of 4K image capture (and were shooting 4K) even though the film was finished in 2K. However, the 4K frame gives plenty of room for reframes and stabilization, which makes sense when you’re shooting car sequences at 120mph. [click to continue…]
Samyang has announced a new cine lens based on its 16mm f/2 lens, which will feature geared focus and aperture rings for smooth control using follow focus systems. The Samyang V-DSLR 16mm T2.2 ED AS UMC CS lens should arrive in early September for most DSLR and mirrorless mounts with APS-C or smaller sensors.
Retail price will be EUR 419. No word on US pricing yet; however, based on the price of other Samyang cine lenses, I would guess it will be in the $500-$550 range.
What would you do if you had a 1992 Toyota Paseo that you wanted to sell?
A handful of people might see your ad and you may or may not sell it. [click to continue…]
RED has dropped prices on its EPIC, Scarlet and ONE cameras in what seems to be a response to increasing competition in the video markets – although RED tips the reason as lower production costs and improve efficiency.
Here’s how the new pricing breaks down: [click to continue…]
If the RED Scarlet was your dream camera but just out of your reach, you might want to take a look at this deal. While they last, RED is selling several Scarlets for only $7100, which is a significant reduction from the standard $11,900 price point. [click to continue…]
Red Giant’s latest short, Form 17, takes on a 14-page script packed with dialog and shot in one day with multiple cameras and a Tascam DR-100. This combination made for a massive amount of footage and audio to sync up in post, which Red Giant made short work of thanks to its new PluralEyes 3 audio-syncing software.
If you want a closer look at the BTS after watching the short film above, check out the making of video here on Red Giant’s site.