Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, and Stevie Wonder recently teamed up to shoot the music video for their collaborative single, California Roll. Shot completely on EPIC DRAGON—the music video’s DP, Byron Werner, was able to shoot the entire video in just a single day, using two EPICDRAGON cameras with zoom lenses. With both the past and future being represented in the video, Byron had to ensure that he was able to capture shots that encapsulated the vintage vibe of the past as well as accommodate the visual effects that would be used in the futuristic shots.
Viewers can now vote for their favorite REDirect® contestant video, with the poll closing at 11:59 PM PDT on Friday, July 31st. The cinematographer with the most votes will walk away with a custom-designed 6’ …Lost surfboard. Contest winners, including Fan Favorite, will be revealed during the REDirect screening event on Monday, August 3rd.
Be sure to visit the REDirect page to watch the contestant videos and get instructions on how you can vote for your favorite submission. Stay tuned for the REDirect winner announcements next week!
Premiering at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, Paul and Ludwig Shammasian’s The Pyramid Texts stood out among the submissions. Shot completely in black and white, the 98 minute monologue delivered by its main actor, James Cosmo, was so stirring that it earned him an award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the festival. Their first feature film, the Shammasian brothers were able to create a blockbuster experience with only a £20,000 (approximately $31,000) budget and two and a half days worth of shooting time.
For the second installment of the REDirect Surf BTS (Behind the Scenes) series, RED spends time with some of the contestants to talk about the concept behind each of their videos. Watch as the contestants chat about how the EPICDRAGON handles in each of their unique shooting situations—from tight schedules, ocean swells, land to sea shots, to getting the best shot of a moving target.
When Ben Moon was diagnosed with stage 3+ colorectal cancer in 2004, Denali—his best friend, was right there with him through all of the chemotherapy and long hospital stays. Moon defeated his cancer and has spent much of the last decade as a traveling photographer with Denali. In 2014, Denali faced his own bout with cancer—one that proved too much for the 14 year old pitbull/husky to overcome.
RED Digital Cinema is proud to announce the opening of our newest retail store in Miami, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Art District—home to over 70 collections, museums, and galleries—the newly designed space will showcase the latest RED camera innovations and serve as a gallery for works shot on RED.
RED Digital Cinema’s Third Party Development program and Software Development Kit (SDK) offerings allow enthusiasts and developers to create custom applications and resources to communicate and interface with RED cameras. There are a number of applications available on digital marketplaces, like the Apple App Store, that expand the realm of possibilities for your RED workflow. The third party application foolcontrol is just one example of the third party development program in action…
For anyone who was unable to attend the 2015 NAB show—or visit the RED booth virtually via NextVR’s live 3D technologies—here’s a breakdown of the major announcements from RED. In addition, you can also visit the RED at NAB 2015 page to catch images and other highlights from the show.
RED is pleased to announce that we are now incorporating the Apple ProRes codec into the RED workflow. One of the most popular video formats used in post production, ProRes codecs offer a high quality intermediate for editing and grading footage at up to 6K resolution.