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.
With the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening this weekend, high frame rates and 3D movies are on everyone’s mind. Shot at 48 frames per second and in 3D, The Hobbit movies have ensured that these technical issues of movie making are discussed in popular media.
Geeky blogs almost melted down this week when the first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi robot versus alien slugfest was released. Concerning the invasion of Earth by aliens who arrived via a portal in the sea, Pacific Rim presents a new spin on the alien/monster movie: “To Fight Monsters, We Created Monsters.” We could say more but just go watch this in HD.
Chris Coté and John John Florence talk about the latest cover for TransWorld SURF shot on SCARLET.
TransWorld SURF magazine makes history with the first major surf magazine cover taken from a digital cinema camera — a REDSCARLET to be precise. The cover features a sequence of images of World Tour surfer John John Florence. The stills were taken from footage shot for John John’s movie Done shot by Blake Kueny and the cover showcases the article “John John Florence Jumps Off a Cliff” in the magazine.
Shot on RED Film Festival Grand Prize winner The Wheel directed by John Roberts
Last week, RED Studios Hollywood hosted the first Shot on RED Film Festival, a showcase of short independent projects shot on RED cameras and delivered in 4K. Over two nights at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, RED screened the films of 36 finalists from an entry pool of over 300 films.