Lovely though it is in person, Chicago can seem like a grim, grey place on film. So when the Wachowskis decided to film key moments of their new movie Jupiter Ascending there, they didn't just wait for the most beautiful light—they built a whole new type of camera to capture it.
Most of us will never go to Yemen. But Nick Mulvey's new music video, "Meet Me There," will make you want to. Shot by James Morgan with Red's 6K Epic Dragon camera, these three-and-a-half-minutes of dark deserts, savannah sunsets, and sand mountains are just gorgeous. The song's not too bad, either!
Slow motion was invented to capture every single thing in slow motion. Explosions, cheetahs, robots, people and of course, hummingbirds. The detail you see in slow motion is always better than real life. What's amazing though is that even when you slow down a hummingbird, those damn birds still seem fast. But…
There are murmurings in the tech word that eventually still cameras will be replaced with video cameras, and photographers will simply pore through thousands of frames to find the perfect shot. And curious if that day had already come, Fstoppers pitted a Red Epic against a Hasselblad H3D-22.
Ivan Agerton, at Deep Space Reconnaissance/Special Ops, sent us this incredibly crisp footage of the F-35 shot for Lockheed Martin using a Red Epic camera and a Canon zoom.
Jackson is currently hard at work shooting The Hobbit in 3D. But instead of using the bulky 3D rigs commonly associated with 3D movie films. Jackson is using RED EPIC cameras and mirrors to keep the cameras mobile.
Photographer Vincent Laforet has been having some fun this week, testing out a new 2X Canon lens converter for the Red Epic camera, choosing a 600mm Canon lens to effectively double focal length to 1200mm at a 4K resolution.
That's the question photographer Vincent Laforet poses to the readers of his blog, only saying it's the "camera that has the potential to change things—radically." In the spirit of his game, I'm not going to reveal it yet.
How's this for high-profile clientele, eh? RED has sold 50 of their EPIC-M pro-cams to James Cameron—at $58,000 each, that's a cool $2.9 million he just forked out. Now, I've heard of shopping-based envy before, but Cameron's taking his to a new level after no-doubt hearing Peter Jackson ordered 30 for The Hobbit, and
Beating Peter Jackson's The Hobbit to the punch, the next Spiderman movie is currently being shot with RED Epic Cameras. Jon Schwartzman, the cinematographer, said that it was the first time the RED Epic was used on a major motion picture.
Peter Jackson, who's made a few movies, is preparing to shoot another one called The Hobbit. That's interesting news! What's also interesting is how he will film it: Thirty uber-expensive RED EPIC cameras. It's good to be the king.
It's not pretty like this post-production HDR video from last week, but isn't it exciting to see what RED's Epic is capable of when trained at an average Las Vegas nightlife scene?
Jim Jannard has announced a price reduction on their Scarlet and EPIC cameras, their latest modular systems for still and motion photography. Plus, now there are multiple trade-in upgrade paths:
Here's why we're excited about Red's announcements of their 3K Scarlet and 5K Epic digital cameras. Their insane resolution. It's one thing to talk about resolution as an abstract number, but Red has a fantastic chart comparing these resolutions to things you're actually familiar with, like your HDTV or your old SDTV.…