At the Sundance Film Festival we’ve been excited to see the sheer number of films shot on RED. In 2008, only 1 movie shot on RED appeared at Sundance. In 2010, there were about 40 movies. In 2011, it doubled to about 80. For the past two years, we haven’t been able to count all the films shot on RED cameras and equipment.
All week at CES in Las Vegas, RED displayed native 4K content using the REDRAY connected to an 84-inch Toshiba 4K panel at Toshiba’s booth. We’d like to give a very public thank you to Kris Pygrocki one of RED’s Bomb Squad customer service personnel who manned the Toshiba booth all day, all week. Kris introduced thousands of CES goers to the REDRAY’s 4K delivery. Thank you, Kris.
In a sea of 4K displays, the question going around has been “Where’s the content?” The REDRAY answers that question. Its ability to deliver true 4K content has not been missed:
10 films shot on RED cameras were nominated for last night’s Golden Globe Awards. We have great admiration for all of those who earned the privilege of being recognized and RED would like to extend a special congratulations to Kevin Costner for winning Best Actor in a Mini Series or TV Movie for his brilliant performance in Hatfields & McCoys.
Thursday afternoon at CES, RED’s Ted Schilowitz participated in a panel discussion called Next Gen TV: building an ultra HD Ecosystem. Also on the panel were Chris Cookson from Sony, David Walton from JVC, John Taylor from LG and Jim Sanduski from Sharp. Moderator Rob Sabin from Home Theater Magazine led the group through a conversation covering 4k creation, distribution and display.
RED’s Ted Schilowitz took to the Engadget stage Tuesday at the International CES 2013 to discuss the latest happenings at RED Digital Cinema. In a wide-ranging yet dense interview, Ted and hosts Richard Lawler and Richard Lai covered cameras, the REDRAY, a RED projector and REDucation.
Ted began by briefly outlining RED’s camera history from the REDONE to the SCARLET which he showed off onstage. “We can’t talk enough about it,” Engadget’s Richard Lawler said of the SCARLET. When Ted noted that the SCARLET brain is under $8000, Lawler summarized nicely: “Assuming that I have the skill, I could make a Peter Jackson quality movie.”
“This year is all about 4k,” we overheard a convention-goer say today at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We can’t argue with that statement. Every major manufacturer is showing off 4K displays ranging from 20-inch tablets to enormous home theater-sized panels.
RED is showing off the capabilities of the REDRAY 4K Cinema Player in conjunction with Toshiba on an 84-inch 4K monitor. In a subtle display, RED and Toshiba show off 4K filmmaking from end to end. With a REDEPIC and REDRAY player overlooking the panels, footage shot on EPIC streams on Toshiba’s newest 4K monitor.
PDN (Photo District News) reviewed the latest gear releases and has recently awarded SCARLET-X as the Video Camera of the Year. Being awarded the best “video” camera by a trusted trade publication for professional photographers shows how RED continues to be at the forefront of the the movement that blurs the line between “still” and “motion” image capture. In fact, RED is still the first – and only – maker of a true “DSMC™” Digital Stills and Motion Camera.
The trailer for Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain debuted today on Vimeo. Based on the true life reporting of Pete Collins, the movie centers around 3 Miami bodybuilders who moonlighted in abduction, theft and torture.
As one would expect with a Michael Bay movie, it’s full of action and tantalizing images. Judging from the trailer, it’s also full of deadpan, possibly dark, humor. The movie opens on April 26, 2013.