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April 2013

I’m just back from NAB 2013 and there was a lot of excitement at the show!  RED bombarded us with more announcements than I could even begin to wrap my head around.  Phil Holland, who I got to hang with at the RedUser party has a comprehensive summary of their new offerings here.

 

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One of the things I was most anxious to see was originally announced on Vincent LaForet’s blog shortly before the show opened.  LaForet teamed up with RC Copter manufacturer Freefly Systems to put their new hand-held stabilized camera gimbal through its paces.  The still and video below are from his blog, which goes into great detail about the stabilizer (named the MōVi 10).  Luckily for me they’ve built it just beefy enough to manage a stripped down Red Epic.  I put my pre-order in as soon as I woke up wednesday morning and I was already order number 83.  It’s going to be amazing for walkthroughs of architectural spaces, not to mention how great it will make our workflow on narrarative pieces.  I could go on and on about the new rig, but I think it’s best just to watch the BTS Video.

 

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We’ve recently wrapped production on another short film, Harrison’s Closet.  Set in the 1950’s, our story is based on a script by Alex Whitmer and speaks of a middle-aged man coming to grips with his sexuality. With our close-knit group of ever talented crew, we shot the new production over 5 days in the wilds of Berwyn, Illinois.  I have to say… Just from an esthetic perspective, this is easily the most beautiful work we’ve ever done.

I really have to give a hand to Patsy McEnroe and Matthew Rivera for bringing the set to life and rigging substantial amounts of lighting in the freezing cold.  Just to give you an idea what an amazing job they did, the first shot below was actually shot at night, as were several others like it.

 

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And here are a WHOLE bunch of BTS shots.  The black & white set is from David Munson and the color set from William Egbert.  Big thanks to them both for doing such a great job documenting our antics.

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