Slayer and Nuclear Blast Records recently unleashed the band’s 12th album, “Repentless,” on September 11th. To celebrate its release, the band created a gore-soaked music video for its title track—and RED was there to capture the entire shooting experience.
During last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift took home top honors for videos Blank Space and Bad Blood. Taylor’s videos have reached a new level of cinematic value through her regular collaboration with Director Joseph Kahn and DP Christopher Probst. Shot on WEAPON®, Blank Space and Bad Blood provided the world with some of the first glimpses of RED’s newest camera’s capabilities.
Harnessing his fascination with sharks, Andy Casagrande has made a name for himself as one of the top underwater cinematographers in the world. Andy has spent years capturing the most daring underwater shots of sharks in their native habitats—including what you see during the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Andy uses his work to not only show the grace and beauty of these often misunderstood animals, but also highlight an entire ecosystem that lays hidden below the surface.
Last night, RED and Surfer hosted a private event to commemorate the second installment of the REDirect® competition. Hosted at the ArcLight Hollywood, the audience received a special presentation of the contestant videos in 4K. After the screening, the evening’s Emcee—multimedia sports personality, Chris Coté—made the winner announcements to the eager crowd. Judged by a distinguished panel from both the filmmaking and surfing worlds, each of the contestants received points for both the cinematic qualities of the submissions as well as the epic surfing they captured.
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., and AMC have joined forces for the highly-anticipated show Into the Badlands, shot on EPICDRAGON and WEAPON®. The series is an adaption of the 16th century novel by Wu Cheng’en entitled, “Journey to the West,” and follows a martial artist and his companion as they search for enlightenment in a territory controlled by feudal barons.
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.