Hey Chriss! Did you teach at BU back in 99? If so, I was in your class then! Hi! After a decade long detour in Thailand, I’m now a cinematographer and colorist working on feature docs out of San Francisco. Curious about your advice here. While it’s easy to put a color wash over the image, or subtly tint the shadows or highlights in post, it’s pretty difficult to fake a highly stylized color palette of light. As one example, the saturated purple hues in certain scenes in Moonlight could only be achieved in camera by lighting the set. I hear you though on wanting your students to get basic lighting and contrast ratios down first. Should have them shoot black and white reversal like we did back at BU : )
VR is a gimmick that will fade like 3D has, but overcapture looks like it can make for interesting images in standard framing.
If there was worthwhile information in there that’s not already blindingly obvious, I must have somehow missed it.
IMAX and 3D screenings are excluded from movie pass. I think the question was more accurately, where are standard 2D screenings $20? In SF those range from $12-$15.
The US distributor was recently announced as Zylight and they were indeed showing the Rayzr7 at their NAB booth. However, Zylight won't be selling them direct until sometime this summer. If you need one sooner, I suggest ordering direct from the Rayzr7 website. That's how I got mine a couple months back, but I did have to pay import duties to DHL on top of the purchase price plus international shipping. Despite the extra cost and hassle to get it, I'm totally loving that light. It's mind blowing to have output roughly equivalent to a 575watt HMI without the heat and weight. It runs so cool that you can gel it by just gaff taping a little circle of gel right to the face of the fresnel. Crazy.
Based on the LED test posted to nofilmschool just a few days ago, the Skypanel is definitely not the best if what you seek is to match accurate daylight or tungsten light.