Check out this really cool short film about, well, I’m not sure what’s it really about, but it looks beautiful. All shot with the Canon 5D mkIII. It’a amazing what you can do with just 3 people these days. This is why I love filmmaking using new technology. We live in some really cool times where with just a few friends, a DSLR, some gear and a laptop, you can create images like these.
Make sure to watch the behind the scenes footage below.
Composed, Written, Edited, and Directed by Luke Neumann
Pete Dryden – Allan Hoffman
Marika Neumann – The Woman in Blue
Luke Neumann – Damien
Filmed on the Canon 5D Mark III
Nikkor Ai-s 50mm f 1.2 and 28mm f 2.8
Faithful Picture Style
24p All-I Codec
Fader ND Filter
5 in 1 Reflector Kit
Dynamic Perceptions Stage Zero Dolly
Juiced Link Box
Edited in Premiere Pro CS5.5
Music by Luke Neumann using:
Pro Tools 8
East West Samples
by Luke Neumann
Rumors have surfaced that Canon might be releasing a higher end C300 like EOS Cinema camera. I’m assuming it will be a 4K version with PL mount of the C300. We shall see what happens in the next week or so. Stay tuned to Twolight Films for the latest information, gear, and news from NAB 2012. Pricing should be around 35-49k.
I really thought this piece was spectacular, not only because of the great tracking timelapse shots, but for it’s content. Asylums always give me the creeps. I can’t imagine all the stuff that happens in those places. Check this out.
x2 Canon 5D Mark 2
Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 II
Canon 24-105mm F/4
Canon 50mm F1.4
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + Merlin Head
Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Light Room 3
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
by Drew Geraci
I usually don’t blog a lot on timelapses, but I do love them. Check out this beautiful piece on the city of Chicago.
by Chris Pritchard
Here’s a lovely video from the new Sony FS700 S35mm HD camcorder. We all know how cool super slow motion is, and how expensive it is to achieve, but with this camera, at under $10,000, you can achieve 240 FPS at full 1080p! Check it out!
Details on the video
The first footage from Sony’s new NEX-FS700. The new Super 35mm model is designed for high-speed shooting and is capable of capturing footage at up to 960 frames per second. The camcorder also features a range of capabilities such as 3G HD-SDI output and built-in ND filters. Additionally, it also offers several creative options, shooting styles and enhanced ergonomics – all based on customer feedback – to deliver a flexible production tool that fits seamlessly into a variety of shooting applications.
by Sony Professional
Here’s a great short about an artist that has a dream and makes it a reality. Very cool concept, and love the slow motion shots.
Details on the shoot
“Shot on the Canon 5D mk3, Cameo is the story of what stirs in the mind of an artist. It’s the story of a man trying to create a picture, a piece of imagery trapped in his head that won’t easily surrender.”
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L
Canon 16-23mm f/2.8 L II
Canon 100mm f/2.8 L macro
Canon 24-105mm f/4.0 L
Pentax 50mm f/1.7
Cut with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Graded with Colorista, Compositing with After Effects CS5.5, Titles and particle sims Vfx with Autodesk Maya 2011
“DJ Ease My Mind” – Niki & The Dove (Jakwob Remix) – available to purchase on iTunes
by David Anthony Parkinso
I first watched this piece on my Ipad and was blown away with the quality. I always know that Philip Bloom is going to deliver a stellar video, but I was very impressed by the video. I first looked closely and thought he might have used a RED Epic, of perhaps his Sony F3. But I was surely mistakened as he used the Sony FS100, and I said, WOW! We all know the FS100 delivers awesome high detail and high resolution video, but this camera has a look that rivals cameras costing $25,000 or more.
Sony keeps surprising us with their newest camcorders. The all new FS700 is going to be a game changer in my opinion, for it’s price and it’s ability to shoot super slow motion and it’s 4K 3G-SDI output. For as little as $8000, you’ll have a super 35mm 4K sensor rivaling RED in every way, and you don’t need a $700 storage card. It will record 240 FPS at full 1920×1080 at burst of 8 seconds, wow! If I could afford this camera, I would totally buy it and start shooting everything I could. I would not get a RED or Canon C300, I would get the Sony FS700.
This is a hilarious comparison video which I thought was brilliant! Definitely taking tests to another level, which I love. Check it out. The video clearly shows the 5D mkIII a hell of a lot better in low light and in ISO performance. The D800 looks to be a bit sharper, but with a post-sharpening effect, the 5D mkIII should be similar.
by Kevin Good
Here’s a great video tutorial on lighting an interview by the guys over at Stillmotion.
“There are so many different ways you can light an interview and while story is always important, interviews more than anything else often come with the constraints of time, space, and gear. traveling for A Game of Honor we had to be able to light an interview with whatever we could fit into one 70lb suitcase (which inspired a whole separate tutorial on what’s in that suitcase). if you’ve done your share of interviews, you’ll be all too familiar with showing up and having a room that would be a tight fit just to hold all of your gear, let alone setup and interview in it. with almost every interview we feel like we could use one more stinger, one more light, an extra five minutes to tweak the setup, or an extra 5′ feet to reposition the talent and camera. however, through working within these constraints we can learn to do much more with much less. half the tricks we know about lighting have all come from having to figure something out while on set, and having to do so quickly. the more we understand light, how it works and how we can work with it, the more we can make the most of whatever time, gear, and space we might find ourselves in.”
Check out this beautiful piece by David Babendreyer all shot on the 5D mkIII. I really love the beautiful colors and the serene quality to it. Flawless slow motion and no moire! People are complaining about sharpness like on EOSHD, but really? Do you really care to have so much resolution when you can achieve footage like this? Man o man, you need 3 different camera systems to have sharpness, high resolution, extremely shallow depth of field, etc. This camera doesn’t exist, or if it does, it cost more than $3500. With the full frame sensor, you can’t achieve the look of the Canon 5D!
Details about the video
A Shortfilm i shot with the new Canon 5D Mark III last weekend, there was nothing more than the three of us that morning. It was a total free shooting, all Images accured when i saw them.
I tried to capture the relation between these 2 friends as nearby as i could without beeing cheesy.
It Was a great experience finally using the 5d mark 3 after shooting 2 1/2 Years with the mark 2.
Really got some features i was waiting for, more will be on my Blog soon. dbabendreyer.tumblr.com/
Actor: Damian Rojkowski (Avzán) & Diana
Music: Tony Anderson ” Hold On”
Gear: Canon 5d mk 3, Zacuto rig, Redrock, Zeiss 21mm,50mm,85mm, canon 70-200,monopod.
by david babendreyer
How do you feel about remakes? I’m not exactly sure if I like them, but this one looks pretty interesting. I’m not a huge Colin Farrell fan, but I am a fan of Kate Beckinsale! It’s just that I’m not sure if Hollywood has any good ideas any more. I think either all the great writers went to TV or moved out of country and went to Bollywood. Total Recall is a great concept that allows for great adventure and storytelling, but it’s been told before. I would love to see some new and fresh ideas coming from Hollywood. Oh yeah, it was shot on a RED Epic at Redcode RAW 5K. More about the movie. As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.
- Red Epic, Panavision C-, E- and G-Series Lenses
- Film negative format (mm/video inches)
- Redcode RAW (5K)
- Digital Intermediate (master format) Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
- Printed film format 35 mm D-Cinem
- Aspect ratio 2.35 : 1
Check out this really outstanding footage from the Canon 5D mkIII. James Miller, removed the low pass filter from the 5D3 and resulted in crazy new resolution increase. Obviously this removes the warranty from your camera, but this could result in increase resolution which everyone would love to have. Basically, it’s like modding your car’s engine to get more horsepower.
Check out this really cool new product that will be announced at NAB this year. It’s an Anamorphic lens capable to displaying a really wide field of view, which could be really cool to show more details in your videos. I could imagine doing a really cool walk-through at a state fair, or a trip to the beach, or your kid’s Christmas play, imagine capturing the whole stage and not just a section. I am very interested in this product. Stay with us at Twolight Films for more news.
We will be blogging about a lot of cool new products from NAB 2012 to stay tuned!
Here’s a really cool video shot on the new Canon 5D mkIII. I’m blown away on how clean the image is from this camera. Compared to the 5D mkII, it’s night and day and it will blow your mind.
Everything shot with natural light &
16-35mm f2.8, 15mm Fisheye, 35mm 1.4L
mostly shot at f4(For steadicam reasons) with a max iso of 6400.
by Anthony Pham
Besides video and film making obsession, my other obsession is sound design. Soundworks collection is awesome! I love watching these “Making of Videos” of the actual sound design of films. Check out this video on the sound design for the movie “The Hunger Games”. I’ve worked on several movies back in my sound design days, as a sound effects editor and recording engineer, so watching these videos brings back so many great memories. Michael Coleman is a great story teller and filmmaker and I really enjoy watching these making of videos and I hope you do too!
by Michael Coleman
Here’s some cool test videos of the new Nikon D800 shot at ISO 1000. It’s a very nice and clean image.
Details about the video
50mm 1.4, iso 1000, 50/sec, 25 frame.
Shot wide open with only existing car park lighting.
This is the raw file uploaded direct from the camera.
by mark tierney
The 4K digital cinematography threshold will be crossed by several more camera makers at the 2012 NAB Show, along with advancements in a number of other areas of camera design and performance.
3ality Technica will debut IntelleCal, a self-calibrating geometry harmonizer that automatically aligns two cameras on a 3D system at the push of a button, enabling fast and precise setup without human intervention. Also new is IntelleCam, which automatically manages S3D to provide comfortable stereo in a live shooting environment. The company will also show accessories for the Sony PMW-F3.
ARRI will showcase its Alexa range of 2K cameras, the Alexa, Alexa Plus, Alexa M, and Alexa Studio, which boasts 14 stops of dynamic range, a base sensitivity of EI 800 and cinematic image quality. Their ergonomics, menu systems and functionality are based on film cameras to provide ease of use for experienced film professionals.
Camera Corps will introduce its Q-Ball Pre-Set, the latest version of Camera Corps’ Q-Ball compact remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom HD/SD camera system. Q-Ball Pre-Set allows 18 shot settings, each comprising pan angle, tilt angle, zoom and focus, to be stored prior to a live or real-time recorded shoot.
Canon USA will introduce its Cinema EOS Cameras, the Canon EOS C300 and C300PL, designed for digital cinematographers. Available in either EF- or PL-mount configurations, features include a Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC DV III image processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec. Canon will also unveil its remote-control robotic HD PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras, including models for indoor and outdoor use.
Grass Valley will return with its LDK line of cameras and will introduce the LDK 4427 3G Fiber Camera to 3G Triax Converter, which allows users producing programs in resolutions up to 1080p50/60 to send their signals across any type of cable infrastructure. The LDK 4427 performs a 1-to-1 conversion of a 3G fiber camera signal to a 3G triax signal. Ancillary data—such as return video, control, and intercom—are also converted on a 1-to-1 basis.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America will introduce its SK-HD1500 slow-motion HDTV camera, featuring RGB sensors with 2.3 million pixels each, HD-SDI out, 720p and 1080i at 150 and 180 fps via a 6 Gbps SMPTE-compliant optical hybrid fiber cable. Normal HD and SD are simultaneously delivered. The slow-motion camera provides seamless workflow integration with existing SK-HD1000 series.
I-Movix will show off their brand-new X10 system, touted as the industry’s first live ultra motion solution to deliver real-time continuous extreme slow motion in full HD at 300 fps (or 600 fps in 720p). The camera system was developed in partnership with EVS, with the X10 system used with an EVS XT3 production server under LSM control. The company compares it with existing continuous super-slow motion systems that are restricted to three times slower than real ime.
Indiecam GmbH will present its IndieGS2K, a miniature CMOS global shutter camera incorporating a high-grade 2/3-inch CMOS imager to deliver up to 60 frames of 2K footage in 10-bit uncompressed and 12-bit RAW. The high image quality is obtained by utilizing an Instant-RAW workflow that delivers 12bit Cinema DNG files. The camera has a C-mount with adjustable back-focus that allows the choice of a wide range of high-resolution lenses. IndieGS2k is designed to be well suited for 3D and other multicamera applications.
Ikegami Electronics (USA) will present the HDK-97C, a new 3G field production camera employing next generation CMOS sensors. This multiformat camera supports not only 1080i/720p, but also 3G signals such as 1080/60p 4:2:2 and 1080/30p 4:4:4. The HDK-97C is a compact low-profile docking-style camera. Also new from Ikegami are the HDK-97A and HDK-55 Unicam HD Cameras. The HDK-97A is a new 3G multiformat production camera. The HDK-55 is 1080i. Both are compact low-profile docking cameras.
JVC Professional Products will introduce its GY-HM150 compact handheld three-CCD camcorder, based on the ergonomic design of the company’s popular GY-HM100. The new camcorder features a new encoder for improved HD recordings and to add support for standard definition (SD). The company will also mark the NAB debut of its GY-HMQ10U 4K compact handheld camcorder, capable of capturing and recording real-time video at four times the resolution of full HD—3840×2160 images at 24p, 50p, and 60p. It employs an f2.8 10x zoom lens specifically designed for 4K imaging.
Panasonic will showcase the HDC-Z10000, a twin-lenses handheld 2D and 3D camcorder, which is AVCHD 3D/Progressive standard compatible. Also on hand is the AG-3DP1, a 3D integrated twin-lens P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder providing full 1920×1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording. Another camera debuting is the AG-HPX250, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, full 1920×1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording.
P+S Technik will show the PS-Cam X35 camera, a combination sync sound workhorse and motion effects camera providing frame rates up to 450, using a 35mm-sized CMOS imager and a global shutter. The film-style digital cinematography camera can be utilized for normal video imaging, as well as slow motion, fast motion, ramped motion and time lapse motion.
Sony Electronics will roll out its F65 CineAlta digital motion picture camera, featuring Sony’s 8K image sensor with approximately 20 total megapixels. It provides 16-bit linear RAW file output capability, creating a gateway to an end-to-end 4K file-based mastering workflow. Sony will also showcase its full line of Super 35 mm professional camcorders, including the PMW-F3 and the NEX-FS100U, as well as the HXR-NX70U rain- and dust-proof professional HD camcorder. Two 3D professional camcorders—the PMW-TD300 shoulder-mount model and HXR-NX3D1U NXCAM compact camcorder will also be shown.
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