Archive for August, 2014

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

This engagement was one of the quickest to get from the tags of “first contact” to “hire” and to “final delivery”.  The challenge here was that the budget did not allow for a big crew and the client did not only want a film about the (amazingly beautiful) resort but also Photos. Good thing in this case Anne could double as photographer and camera assistant and I doubled as directing cinematographer and photo assistant.

4 days (fun in the sun) later and with 750GB of 4K RED files on several hard drive was the first rough cut edited while still on location and during the return flight home to the Philippines. Boiled down to the clients wishes this 3:30 minutes version was the final output. I had to kill quite some of my babies in this one (especially the Spa, caves and cliffs).  The natural scenery is amazing with groups of wild Macaque monkeys foraging in the tree tops.

Thank you Banjaran Hotsprings Resort – The Shiro Dhara (hot oil forehead drip) treatment is the most relaxing thing ever.

 

Animals

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Animals: Beauty is best kept untamed. That is why we love shooting in the wild! From glaciers, to jungles, even deep underwater, we’ve filmed it all. The 3 P’s of wildlife filming are planing, patience and perseverance. When you mastered those you can capture almost any thing. Take a look.

 

People & Places

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Cultures. Stories. Faces. Everyone has a different way of seeing things. Everyone has a story. Observe life from another’s eyes. Experience the power of images from other cultures. Broaden your horizon.

Camera

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

 

5K RED Scarlet Dragon and 4K RED Scarlet MX are our main work horses. The stunning picture quality of these beyond ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION  (UHD) cameras together with the amazing power of RAW makes these cameras the tool of choice for any quality oriented production.

Check out these pre configured packages:

 

OUR “FLAGSHIP” PACKAGE: (Contact us for price)

5K RED Scarlet-X DRAGON Digital Cinema Camera Package

1 RED EVF (OLED) or 5“RED Pro touch-screen Monitor

1 Side handle

2 RED Mag 128GB SSD

2 REDVolt

1 REDvolt charger

3 V-mount batteries 95Wh

1 V-charger

1 20P Sachtler ,  2-stage Standard legs & High Head

1 HDMI Monitor 7”

1 sliding top handle

1 Rib-Cage,

1 15mm riser & rods,

1 Matte box

1 Follow focus

1 Set Tiffen Glas filters (.3, .6,.9 ND & 1.2 IRND)

Choice of PL-MOUNT, NIKON-MOUNT or CANON MOUNT

 

STARTER PACKAGE: (Contact us for price)

RED Scarlet-MX 4K Digital Cinema Camera

5“RED touch-screen Monitor

2 RED Mag 128GB SSD,

3 V-mount batteries 95Wh

1 V-charger,

1 18P Sachtler ,  3-Stage CF legs

Choice of NIKON-MOUNT, CANON MOUNT or PL-MOUNT

 

FULL PACKAGE: (Contact us for price)

RED Scarlet-MX 4K Digital Cinema Camera

1 RED EVF (OLED) or 5“RED touch-screen Monitor

1 Side handle

2 RED Mag 128GB SSD

4 REDVolt

1 REDvolt charger,

3 V-mount batteries 95Wh

1 V-charger,

1 20P Sachtler,  2-stage Standard legs, Baby & High Head

1 HDMI Monitor 7”

1 sliding top handle

1 Rib-Cage,

1 15mm riser & rods

1 Matte box

1 Follow focus

1 Set Tiffen Glas filters (.3,.6,.9 ND & 1.2 IRND)

Choice of NIKON-MOUNT, CANON MOUNT or PL-MOUNT

 

Other ENG/Video Camera: (Contact us for price)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1

Sony HDV FX1

GoPro Hero 2 HD Kits

 

LENSES

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Our Zeiss  T2.1 standard cinema prime lenses for PL-Mount and fast Nikon mount still lenses with apertures of f1.4 for primes  and  f2.8 for zooms, provide you with the glass you need to capture your vision.

 

PL-Mount: (Contact us for price)

16mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

24mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

32mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

50mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

85mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

 

FULL  FRAME Lenses (Nikon mount)  (Contact us for price)

Sigma, 35mm/1.4 ART

Sigma, 50mm/1.4 ART

Nikon, 50mm, f1.4 G

Nikon, 85mm, f1.4 G

Nikon 70-200mm, f2.8 G

Nikon, 28-300mm, f3.5-5.6 G

 

APS-C Lenses (Nikon DX)  (Contact us for price)

Tokina, 11-16mm, f2.8 (DX)

Nikon 35mm, f1.8 G (DX)

Nikon 17-55, f2.8 G (DX)

Nikon, 18-300mm, f3.5-5.6 G (DX)

 

Filters (Glass): (Contact us for price)

Tiffen 4×4, IRND 1.2

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.9

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.6

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.3

Tiffen 4×4, linear Polarizer

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.9 Grad soft

Tiffen 4×4, Sunset 2

CAMERA SUPPORT

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Fluid camera pans and tilts as well as camera movement are essential for a seamless production. High quality Sachtler tripods & fluid heads are the base of our camera support department. Sit-on dolly with straight & curved tracks, 12ft Jib and slider compliment the German build tripods.

Scroll down for more and (Contact us for price).

TRIPODS:

Sachtler Carbon Fiber, 3-Stage HD, 100mm

Sachtler Carbon Fiber, 3-Stage, 100mm

Sachtler Standard 2 Stage Aluminium, ground spreader, 150mm

Sachtler Standard 2 Stage Aluminium, ground spreader, 100mm

Sachtler Baby 2 Stage Aluminium

Sachtler High hat 2 Stage Aluminium

Manfrotto 525, midspreader, 75mm

Manfrotto 117B Heavyduty, midspreader, 75mm

 

TRIPOD HEADS:

Sachtler 20P Fluidhead, 100mm

Sachtler 18P Fluidhead, 100mm

Sachtler SB-8 Fluidhead, 75mm

O’Connor 100D, 150mm Fluidhead

O’Connor 50D, 150mm Fluidhead

Manfrotto 504HD Fluidhead, 75mm

Manfrotto 501 Fluidhead, 75mm

 

OTHER CAMERA SUPPORT:

Banson SteadiCam-System “Bumble Bee” incl. west and arm

Cobra Crane I, 12ft, 4kg, w/counterweights

Kanova K3 Slider, 100cm 501Manfrotto fluid head

Universal Dolly w/ seat & push-bar with 12ft Straight & Curve  3ft tracks

(Contact us for price)

AUDIO & MISCELLANEOUS

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

MISCELLANEOUS  – Not just RED gear but also audio equipment, power, lights, grip and other needed equipment. This section is long, so make sure you scroll down to the end.

(Contact us for price)

RED ACCESSORIES:

RED Nikon mount

RED Canon mount

PL mount

DSMC Side handle

REDmote

REDstation 1.8” mini eSATA/FW800 or USB3/FW800

REDmag 1.8” SSD 128GB

REDmag 1.8” SSD 240GB

RED Bomb EVF (OLED) incl. Cable

RED Pro 5” Monitor touchscreen

Spinner with Bomb EVF mount

DSMC Top mount (adjustable)

Sliding Top Handle

REDVOLT

REDVOLT 4 Pack

REDvolt travel charger

RED DSMC power supply

RED XLR microphone cable

V-mount battery Dynacore 95Wh

Dynacore 2 Channel V-mount charger

Mounting arms

Rib-Cage with top plate and riser, 15mm rod support

Shoulder rig 19mm rods, 15mm rod support

Follow Focus 15mm

18” Follow Focus Wip

 

AUDIO:

Sennheiser MKH66

Windscreen & Handgrip

Wind Jammer

Boompole  K-2 carbon with internal XLR-cable

Sennheiser G2 Wireless Lapel Mic set

Sennheiser G2 XLR Transmitter

Sennheiser G3 Wireless Label Mic set

Sennheiser G3 XLR Transmitter

EV RE50B dynamic Omnidirectional mic

Azden 4Ch Sound-Mixer

AKG Headphones

 

LIGHTS:

Fluorescence 4 banks24″ tungsten

Fluorescence 6 banks24″ tungsten

LED 30W

Litepanels Micro LED

LED 321AS, 18.5W, 2x NP-F570L

LED 321AS, 8.5W, 1x NP-F570L

800W Redheads with softboxes

1kW Fresnel Tungsten

(Contact us for price)

TYPHOON HAIYAN (Yolanda) Tacloban Aerials

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Sometimes moving images can be so much stronger than words.

Our contribution to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the from Super-Typhoon Haiyan devastated areas.

We are honoured that many of these shots have been use for several international documentaries. Our shots have also helped countless domestic and international NGO´s to fundraise on behalf of the people who have suffered unimaginable loss.

Filmend with 4K RED Scarlet-X (MX sensor) and Nikon lenses.

BPHi – 4K Aerials

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


New Aerial show reel. Shot on 4K RED Scarlet, Nikon lenses…

This clip features some stunningly beautiful places in the Philippines you might not yet have seen from this perspective…

Places like Aurora, Bohol, Coron, Palawan and Tacloban.

We kept the Music of our old aerial reel because it just fits (thank you Noel Zarate for composing…)

BTS Underwater Hockey 3P MI2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

So here it is: (please follow th link to Facebook to watch video)

Shot on 5K RED Scarlet Dragon, Nikon primes and f2.8 zooms like 17-55 and 70-200.

One of the 3K 100FPS frame grabs: