ON THE COUCH – ep 13 – Alex Buono & Adam Epstein (Saturday Night Live – Film Unit) – from Cine Gear 2014
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This is the first episode of ON THE COUCH from Cine Gear 2014 here from the Paramount Pictures Studios lot here in Hollywood, California. Thanks to our sponsor G-Technology we were able to welcome Alex Buono, director of photography at the Saturday Night Live film unit, and his colleague Adam Epstein who’s the editor on the...
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This is the 12th episode of ON THE COUCH, the last one recorded at NAB 2014, this time with the makers of the documentary “Mr. Hasselhoff, Tear Down This Wall”, Gabi and Mark Hayes as well as Dana Christiaansen. I was personally involved as a shooter/DP on this...
IBC 2013, the second-largest show for filmmaking and broadcasting technology in the world, is drawing to a close. Like at NAB, Teradek streamed a lot of great insightful interviews with industry people about various topics on their website, and they are putting them up online afterwards for anyone to see.
I decided to join my better half Katharina at the Vienna Rainbow Parade some weeks ago to shoot this little test video of the new Canon T5i / 700D. I only used the kit lens 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and only shot handheld with the lens’s built-in stabilizer. This is a very weak lens but I wanted to try shooting with it as many people in this price range will end up buying the T5i/700D with this very inexpensive lens.
This is the ungraded version of the video – no alterations whatsoever have been made with the image apart from this: The slow-motion shots are mostly shot at 720p50 and played back at 25p, upscaled to 1080p to match the rest of the video.
Nino Leitner (DOP) and his team had a chance to play with the Canon EOS C500, Canon’s flagship 4K cinema camera. This short film, titled “ALEX” is the result of a very tightly shot no budget camera test.
Is “Alex” a reference to the Arri Alexa? I haven’t asked, but even though the character in the short comes out as a winner, Nino’s review mentions the C500 as a serious contender to the rest of the RAW family.
Nino has a lot to say about his experience with the camera. On his blog he reviews it in great detail with a very positive conclusion:
I think the C500 will take its place in the production world quickly [...] using the same 4K sensor but it delivers what many were hoping for the C300 would deliver – 4K raw uncompressed footage, 120 frames per second in 4K “half raw” and 2K, and a whole lot of other varieties, with the image quality and look we have come to love from the C300.
But Nino Leitner also mentions some problems he ran into when shooting in 4K on the C500, ...
It’s only about two weeks until the first Filmmaking Masterclass in 2012 is going to take place in Las Vegas and few days later in Key West, Florida. After that they’ll kick it again in June: Mallorca, Spain.
What is it?
The Filmmaking Masterclass is a unique kind of workshop. Three full days. Intensive hands-on shooting. Exclusive locations. You MAKE a film!
The tutors will teach you the intricate details of practical shooting in a truly unique setting.
It’s about getting the best out of your equipment, but especially developing your skills. It’s about techniques, which cannot be learned from a book or the Internet.
There is hardly anyone doing more camera workshops than Philip Bloom – he is constantly traveling the world, sharing his knowledge.
So it is pretty remarkable Philip said of last year’s Majorca Masterclass, “Seriously best workshop ever. Theory, shooting and post. Had such fun. Thanks to everyone. Six great films!!”...
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific test. We have had the chance to test the two cameras at the same location but different dates and with different lenses and decided to compare them to get a rough feel for each cameras low light sensitivity.
guest post by Nino Leitner
The RED Scarlet and the Canon C300 – two cameras that were presented on the same day, sporting a comparable price point – but that’s about where the similarities end. Two different cameras for two different markets. On the surface and only looking at the specs, it seems easy to point out which one is the superior camera:...
Well isn’t this something, a DSLR workshop in Vienna (among other cities), the hometwon of cinema5D.
After we the Austrian film scene is finally picking up the drive (we’re a little slow). ...
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