Director of Photography
Taylor Camarot is an independent cinematographer based in Austin, TX. He graduated from Sedona Film School in 2012 with a certificate in narrative filmmaking. With the combination of sensitive lighting and creative camera moves, Taylor creates award winning cinematography. In addition to creativity, professionalism and communication are top priorities on every project.
Taylor is also an accomplished camera operator, owning a complete cinema camera package. He is experienced with most digital cameras, including RED, Blackmagic, Sony, Canon, etc. Having specialized in award winning films and commercials, personally winning Best Cinematography in 2013, Taylor's technical knowledge, experience lighting a wide variety of looks, and creative camera moves will allow you to tell the best story possible.
I agree. This was (is?) by far my most anticipated camera to come out of NAB. I love the images coming out of my blackmagic cameras, but I am tired of the 'tinkertoy' style building them up to look like alexas. I enjoying shooting handheld, and I already own all of my own accessories so the Ursa's weight and 10" screen become burdens more than benefits.
I'm fairly confused by how Aja is marketing this camera. I feel it could have landed a niche market that wants the look and versatility of blackmagic camera's paired with the ergonomics and design of the alexa, all for a decent price. The FS7 is interesting, but I personally don't care for the look of sony's sensors. If Aja marketed this camera as the indie filmmakers secret weapon, I feel there would be much more excitement for it.
But until now they've released relatively lackluster videos and updates. They are marketing it like a supped up jvc camcorder from what I can tell. Maybe I just need to wait for it to be on the market for a bit and some indie filmmaker will release a promo video like Captain Cook did for the blackmagic cameras. Who knows, that may actually be Aja's brilliant marketing campaign.
A man can dream....
Ive used the Movi M10, Ronin, and Defy gimbals quite a bit. Here is an example of some of the work in my short film:
I've only used the gimbals with heavier packages, such as fully rigged bmcc's and red dragons. From what I've heard it can actually be more difficult to balance lighter cameras, as the motors struggle to know how much to fight the cameras movement.
The Movi is the standard go to for me, but it still has its quirks. The biggest benefit is its lightweight design, especially compared to the ronin. Trust me, when you are doing take 5 of a complicated gimbal shot your arms are going to be shaking. Every pound counts.
The most obvious plus of the ronin however is its price point. It is pretty cheap compared to the Movi and still really well built. For me one of the coolest features is the built in P-taps and usb power taps on the arm of the gimbal and the gimbal itself. This allows for you to power your wireless video/follow focus (even the camera) much easier, getting rid of cables that go from the gimbal to the outer arm. On the movi, you'll have to attach a V-mount battery plate, which can be awkward.
For me I'm really interested to try the Helix, it seems innovative in design without breaking the bank. Also, its neat that you can set it down without a stand, unlike the Ronin and Movi
The lead actor plays bit roles on shows such as CSI (you may recognize him as the owner of pollos hermanos from Breaking Bad). I do not no exactly how much he was paid, but It was definitely lower than what you'd pay him for a bit role. Actors that are up-and-coming will take considerable pay cuts if they are offered a lead role.
What camera will the anamorphics be used for besides the GH4? Is there any other camera with m4/3 mount that records 4;3?