A nice, inspiring film. It's all about storytelling; writing meets performance. This could've been shot with an iPhone and I'd still watch it and appreciate it.
Hi Ed, I'm a fan of your "New York Stories" film; thanks for responding to my post.
I definitely won't say that resolution is the most important factor, or even dynamic range. These are great buzzwords.
Let's be real: shooting on 4K is quite cool. More pixels, more colors. But I acknowledge it's not the most important thing-neither is dynamic range or ISO.
To me it's mobility. Unless you're shooting the news and the camera doesn't leave the sticks, moving the camera to tell a story-not dolly or panning-but physically setting up the camera costs time, which is money.
Red One MX: amazing camera, beautiful images. But, the sheer weight of this camera without anything attached to it (10 lbs) , makes it impractical, especially in the cold, and especially in the desert.
That's why the GH4 took off. And that's why the Scarlets and Epics and Weapons will be sold.
This shouldn't be a numbers game. It's about personal preference-shooting style.
There's no right answer.
This is great news.
It's really easy to get bent out of shape about RED's new cameras and their insane resolutions. It's also easy to get annoyed when Apple puts out new iPhones with more features. Or cars that have better gas mileage. The hypocrisy!
Everyone is going to get pissed, because RED doesn't make in-between models like Sony, who puts out 20 versions of the same camera before anything different comes along.
Like it or not, 6K is necessary, because the world is going to adopt 4K, and 6K gives it breathing room. (Japan is rolling out 8K broadcast next year, for perspective).
The only people this affects are the people shelling out $50K for a Weapon, who are expected to shoot in 6K...RIGHT NOW. For their jobs. Not a short film that'll just play on Vimeo.
RED has always been ahead of the curve; Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, etc will follow, as consumers clamor for video that fills their 85" TVs.
Today, two more Scarlet-X's popped up on eBay, I'm assuming from disgruntled RED owners. Only $5K trade-in credit for the Scarlet-X? Fuk you RED!
When the Weapon officially appears online, all the other cameras will drop by $5K to $10K (which happens every time). As a RED One MX owner, I'd rather sell my camera and buy a Scarlet Dragon, than ever think about Weapon or even Epic.
So this is great news.
Hi Kyle. I think you have a nice little film. I don't have a problem with your production (well, only the jump-cut on the slimy notebook). But I don't think the pay-off is enough. I was half-expecting a creature to jump down on him and pluck out his eyeballs, which would have justified watching the film.
But the character's happy realization that there's alien life? Not enough. Going back inside the house and realizing that Dad is an alien? Getting better. Story and film theory is where you need to focus. Reading short stories, analyzing tv shows and shorts will help. "Every Frame A Painting" is a good web series to check out for film theory.
Make your own decision and rent them. Adorama Rentals, Borrowed Lenses and Lens Rentals have the CP.2's and Speedboosters for reasonable daily and weekend rates.
Your eyes might love them, or not.
Consider the Panasonic AF100. It works with your lenses, has built-in audio (2 XLRs) and is cheap at $2K and under. And it has slow motion.