How much do you remember from your history lessons in school? Do you think you would remember more if the professor had been drunk and adding their own insights and opinions? Welcome to your adult survey course—Drunk History.
Originating as a web short project on FunnyOrDie.com, creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner came up with the comical premise after a friend recounted a story at a bar. They expected a few laughs with friends—and at each other—but ended up with an internet sensation. When Comedy Central picked up Drunk History for a full season in 2013, Blake McClure (ASC) joined the team as Director of Photography (DP). McClure and crew shoot Drunk History on RED’s versatile 5K EPIC MYSTERIUM-X.
Boasting an impressive 7 million YouTube subscribership, Rocketjump’s Video Game High School (VGHS) has helped pave the way for new forms of video production and distribution over the internet. One of the most popular web series to date, Video Game High School is set in a futuristic world and chronicles the lives of students attending an elite video game training high school.
Now wrapping up it’s final season, RED went behind the scenes to speak with Rocketjump co-founders Freddy Wong and Matt Arnold about VGHS’s journey from a Kickstarter project to a full length feature film. Beginning on a SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X then upgrading to an EPIC MYSTERIUM-X—and later an EPIC DRAGON—RED has been a part of the web series’ growth:
On Friday night, the awards season began with the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards. Selected by an Advisory Team of Hollywood professionals, David Fincher’s Gone Girl took home the top prize of Hollywood Film Award. Gone Girl received honors in the Hollywood Screenwriter Award and Hollywood Sound Award categories, with Gillian Flynn receiving the Screenwriter Award for adaption from her bestselling novel and Ren Klyce being recognized for his work as the supervising sound editor.
RED congratulates David Fincher and the entire Gone Girl cast and crew for their achievements and wish them the best of luck throughout the remainder of the 2014-2015 awards season.
On November 12th and 13th, RED will be showcasing the REDCAST™ Module at CCW. Join us at booth #1225 to experience how the 6K RED DRAGON sensor takes both EPIC and SCARLET to the next level in the world of digital still and motion – and now the broadcast industry.
Indie band, Blondfire, recently released the video to their single, “Young Heart.” RED went behind the scenes with the production crew who captured the song’s essence in a surreal, otherworldly music video.
RED® returns to InterBEE on November 19th to showcase the 6K motion capabilities of the RED DRAGON® sensor. EPIC DRAGON and SCARLET DRAGON® will be on display at Booth #6201, located in Hall 6, to emphasize how RED has further blurred the line between motion and still cameras.
For over 30 years, Reef has celebrated summer with the Miss Reef Calendar. The yearly calendar has become well known for its beaches, bikinis, and beautiful women. To get to the bottom of how Miss Reef became a surf community icon, RED went behind the scenes with the crew.
David Fincher has been known for pushing boundaries in cinematography, most recently with Gone Girl—the first feature shot entirely at 6K. Working with the innovative post–production company, Light Iron, has enabled Fincher to go above and beyond what was previously thought possible. On each project they’ve worked on together, Fincher and Light Iron have steadily increased resolution and editing capabilities—from The Social Network in 4K, to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 5K—to their most recent 6K collaboration on Gone Girl.
Photo Credit: THIRTEEN Productions LLC
Tonight, PBS will be airing Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s Cheek to Cheek LIVE! concert as part of their PBS Arts Fall Festival series.
Shot at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, the event was shot in front of an intimate, invitation-only audience. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s performance was backed by a 39-piece orchestra and captured by 13 RED EPIC DRAGONs. It was also the first opportunity to put the REDCAST™ Module through its paces during a live concert event.
Make sure to check out Cheek to Cheek LIVE! At 9PM EST on PBS.
The Launch Sequence is a simple how-to video designed to assist new RED camera users with the basics of RED camera operation. This video gives you all of the information you need to build a simple configuration, manage your settings, and record.
In this tutorial you will learn how to:
1. Prepare The Camera
2. Define The Project
3. Expose, Focus, and Record
Download the Launch Sequence PDF for an additional resource. Once you’ve completed this video, be sure to check out all of the product demos and tutorials available on RED.com to build on your RED camera and post-production knowledge.