In association with THX and Sharp Electronics, RED is proud to bring you the second annual Sharp Electronics Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition.
Last year, RED unveiled the EPIC-M RED DRAGON (CARBON FIBER), and shipped the first pair directly to HBO’s Icelandic production crew for Game of Thrones.
Recently, Freefly released behind the scenes footage of filmmaker Mark Lewis’ upcoming film that was shot in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea. There are a vast number of restrictions when shooting in the DMZ, but Freefly was given exclusive access through the maze of bunkers – providing viewers with an in-depth experience of what it’s like to navigate this unique terrain. Equipped with a RED EPIC and a MoVI, camera operators were able to create stunning shots that are otherwise not possible in the narrow confines of these surroundings. The transition of the camera from mounted jib to handheld was done seamlessly, in a matter of seconds, creating what Lewis considered to be a “million dollar shot”.
Watch the behind the scenes footage to see the MoVI in action, and take in the unbroken movement caught on RED EPIC, as they move free through the DMZ.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced their nominees for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Six series shot on RED received nominations this year – Bonnie & Clyde, Mob City, The Spoils of Babylon, The Originals, Justified, and returning winner House of Cards.
Go behind the scenes with RED as we explore The Mint 400, North America’s oldest active off-road desert race. Among the most grueling challenges in racing, The Mint pits drivers in twenty vehicle classes against 100 miles of desert – and each other.
The race – defunct between 1998 and 2008 – was revived when Mad Media owners Matt and Josh Martelli purchased it from the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts Group.
Giles Harvey, DP, recently took his CARBON FIBER RED DRAGON to Brazil to shoot the titles for the BBC’s World Cup coverage. Mounting the CF RED DRAGON on a MōVI, Harvey was able to navigate the alleys of the Rio favelas with ease as he captured footage of a young boy running with a miniature Neymar figure to the famous Maracanã Stadium – site of this year’s World Cup finals.
In a 400sqft undersea laboratory off the coast of the Florida Keys, Fabien Cousteau is making history.
With eight other Aquanauts – and a squad of scientists, technicians, and celebrities assisting from the surface – Fabien has taken up residence 63 feet underwater in marine lab Aquarius. From this reef-side station Mission 31 will attempt to expand our understanding of the world’s oceans and how we can preserve them.
On June 19th RED President Jarred Land announced that YouTube deployed Google’s VP9 codec for 4K streaming on select channels.
We recently worked with YouTube engineers to enable 4K VP9 encoding, and we are very happy that all new 4K videos uploaded to select YouTube channels will now be encoded with the updated VP9 Codec.
RED Digital Cinema is pleased to be exhibiting at BroadcastAsia2014, going on now through the 20th. The conference is in full swing at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore with RED showcasing the EPIC-M RED DRAGON at booth 4D3-11.
RED will highlight the 6K capabilities of the EPIC-M RED DRAGON for both motion capture and stills photography through coinciding workflow demonstrations. Visitors will experience live streaming of 4K video through RED’s 4K Broadcast Module and have the chance to get hands-on experience with an EPIC-M RED DRAGON.
Kicking off the day after BroadcastAsia, REDucation is coming to Singapore for the first time. Led by Dado Valentic – industry leader on the forefront of color grading technology – course attendees will experience hands-on DRAGON shooting, color grading, color science, and post segments.
For more about REDucation Singapore, visit AV8’s page
In early 2013, Michael Premsrirat and Dexter Adriano kickstarted their crazy idea of a sitcom about a superhero-obsessed costumer with an identity crisis. Their web series, Sweethearts of the Galaxy, hit its funding goal of $35,000 with some change to spare and the duo set to work turning their script into a 9 episode series — roughly the length of a feature film. The series was shot on a RED EPIC by Hassan Abdul-Wahid. On Saturday, April 5th, Sweethearts screens in the Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios as part of the Hollyweb Festival. RED spoke to the filmmakers about the festival and shooting a web series on a tight schedule.