August 13, 2015 at 10:25AM
An Open Letter to Red Digital Cinema
Dear Red Digital Cinema,
My name is Brendan O’Toole. I have been in love with movies my entire life, and it is only within the last five years or so that I have been able to really pursue my dreams of working on movies. I purchased a Red Epic about a year ago, for the purpose of completing several projects that I was working on, and I made the switch to Dragon with ease.
I was recently on a feature film set where my Red Dragon took a nasty fall, and it took me down with it. Going into details here isn’t necessary, but it was bad enough to send me to the ER.
As I was getting x-rayed to check whether or not I had actually broken any bones, my Producer was relaying texts to me that not only had the camera survived what had taken me down, they were back up and shooting with absolutely no real problems to my camera. The footage survived, despite the card having bounced out of the camera body.
The only damage the camera took was cosmetic, and I know for sure that this type of incident would have destroyed other cameras. I’ve seen it happen first hand, as well as been the cause several times. My Red Dragon not only came through this potential disaster virtually unscathed (a single cable took minor cosmetic damage), its durability saved our micro-budget production.
I am writing to say thank you for building the Red as such a tank. It was worth absolutely every penny, and I look forward to continuing my relationship with your cameras for years to come.
Red Dragon # 07274