One Moment

Here’s a few screen shots taken from a short I recently worked on. Written and directed by Rob Innes of Substation Media, staring Mahalia Brown and Rick Davies. Currently in post.

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A.C.S. National Awards

The Australian Cinematographers Society is holding our National Awards on May 1st, at the ANZ Pavillion, in the Victorian Arts Centre.

I’m on the committee, and we have been working hard to make this years awards the best yet. There are many great entries from across Australia, with each State Award Gold winner eligible.

Please support our hard working Cinematographers by attending what will be a great night.

The 2010 National A.C.S. Awards

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ARRI Alexa

Two videos here, with some very interesting information, particularly the second one.

Cameraquip plan to acquire at least the initial A-EV version, and I’m looking forward to trying that out.

ARRI Alexa Interviews

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Panavision Imager

There is a new Panavision Imager coming soon which looks pretty damn impressive.

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Phantom v640

Adept hosted a Show and Tell for the A.C.S. of their new Phantom v640 from Vision Research last night.

Amazing pictures, Full HD at 2700fps, 1000ISO, shutters speeds to 1 microsecond. Great kit.

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DSLR Issues

Alister Chapman has nice article on his blog which shows the striking difference in the level of image quality between the latest Canon DSLR and an EX1. The Canon of course come off rather poorly, being a stills camera with video, compared to a dedicated video camera.

That’s not to say you can’t get some nice video out of the Canon, but it must be done in a very limited way which maximises it’s only advantage, shallow depth of field. This advantage also just happens to mask most of the image issues by blurring large areas of the picture. Otherwise you end up with a nasty combination of soft images, moire, aliasing and compression artefacts. Combine that with impractical controls in audio, lens functions, ergonomics, paint settings, etc, it becomes a very limiting tool. Beautiful within it’s limit though.

Canon T2i Test

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Pickled Prozak

Probably the strangest and funniest shoot I’ve been involved with. Hopefully this pilot will be picked up.

Thanks to Alysa Grigoriev for her excellent photos.

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Sony EX Series Firmware

Sony has release user update-able firmware for the EX series cameras. This is a good thing. Ablecine has the info.

Firmware

This update seems to have enabled full overcranking to 60fps using SDHC adapters, where previously this produced errors over @ 48fps.

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