August 16, 2019

Soderbergh Tests the RED Komodo Dragon on his New Film

Steven Soderbergh is taking the RED Komodo Dragon for a spin.  

For a guy who once said he was retiring, Steven Soderbergh sure has no idea how to relax. 

Soderbergh is working on a secret project called Let Them All Talk. We don't know much about the movie but we do know he's using the RED Komodo Dragon to capture it all. For those of you unfamiliar, the RED Komodo Dragon is not available to the public yet, and we don't know a lot about it, but  it looks to be a new camera design with maybe the RED Hydrogen smartphone at its center.

Soderbergh announced the movie starting shooting and the camera on Twitter

According to The PlaylistLet Them All Talk cast includes Soderbergh's Laundromat stars, Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan, in the cast. The Laundromat is set to screen at the Venice Film Festival but I guess the actresses liked working with Soderbergh so much they stayed around to make another splash and to shoot this on the sly with him. 

That feels like a new move in Hollywood. If the script is tight and you shoot small enough, you can bang out a movie pretty quickly and on the cheap. 

Rumor has it, many companies are rolling out the red carpet to bid on this new venture. Perhaps they'll have a reception like Olivia Wilde's recent deal

For those of you more excited about the camera, Jarred Land, the President of RED DIGITAL CINEMA posted this photo on Instagram earlier to tease you. 

Are you excited for Soderbergh's new film? 

For the camera? 

Let us know in the comments!      

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Komodo + Kimono = KOMONO? :-)

August 16, 2019 at 4:11PM

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Sandy Chase
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So a lizard in Japanese clothing? More likely Chinese ;0)

August 16, 2019 at 5:51PM

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Jonathon Sendall
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What is the cost to get this up and running?

August 17, 2019 at 7:55AM

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Walter Wallace
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The Sachtler tripod will set you back $8500. The Leica 35T2 Summicron cine lens is $15,000. I wouldn't be surprised if the audio recorder and microphones were more than $10,000. And if he's using lights, ARRI Skypanels are $5,850 each. The camera itself has been teased as costing less than $5,000 if you already have a RES HYDROGEN ONE phone. But clearly the cost of the camera is a blip compared to what is seen in frame and what can easily be inferred.

August 17, 2019 at 8:11AM

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It’s just called Komodo, not Komodo Dragon.

August 17, 2019 at 8:07PM

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Aaron Lochert
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good time for a 'RED sponsored content' article.... to distract from all that scummy and terrible RAW talk.

August 19, 2019 at 1:35AM

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I hope Red gets taken down HARD - they represent horrible moral and ethical standards.

August 19, 2019 at 12:07PM

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Jeremy Dulac
Director/Cinematographer/Editor
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Well, if it were not for Red you would still be shooting on expensive 35mm film or Sony's HD camera. I remember talking to a Sony Rep at NAB who laughed when I said RED had a working 4K camera, so I took this so called engineer down and showed RED's demo footage running (sort of illegally) on a hard drive manufactures booth in 4K. His mouth dropped open. How long has it taken Arri to go 4K and Panavision (Oh they licensed RED). Red might be a bit of a hustler like Tesla except without the government subsidies - but they have changed the industry. We now have cheap 4K thanks to Panasonic GH4, Sony, Canon and even Nikon - who were NOT going to disrupt their business plans. Thank God for Red, Tesla, Space X (that disrupted Nasa who could have never done what Space X has done at even 10X the price.)

August 22, 2019 at 5:39PM, Edited August 22, 5:40PM

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Greg Voevodsky
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