The Visualmakers – Preview Trailer

This is the first trailer/preview for The Visualmakers, a documentary filmed at NABShow 2011 that seeks to find out what unites us as independent filmmakers who use the latest breed of relatively affordable digital tools. Find out what unites us all as filmmakers by taking a look at this documentary that goes beyond the gear to the person, in a way you might not have seen before. The documentary is an Anticipate Media and NeedCreative Films production, and directed by Paul Antico. The final release is scheduled for this summer.

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Featuring the work and stories of (in order of appearance in this trailer):

Kevin Shahinian
Cristina Valdivieso
Jon Connor
Vincent Laforet
Mick Jones
Julia Swain
Robin Schmidt
Jared Abrams
Ben Eckstein
Philip Bloom

Here is the list of the gear used for the documentary:

Cameras: Filmed with a Panasonic AF100, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, and Canon T2i

Lenses: Lenses used include Nikon 50mm 1970′s vintage, Zeiss ZE 50mm F1.4 and 35mm F2, Canon 17-40mm F4 L, Canon 24-104 IS F4L, Canon 85mm F1.4L, and Canon 100mm F2.8L IS Macro


Mics: Sennheiser G2 and Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavaliers, Rode Video Mic and Video Mic Pro, Rode NTG-2, Azden Shotgun
Recording: Internal AF-100 and Zoom H4N

Rigs & Stabilization:

Manfrotto Stills and Video Tripods and Video Tripods, Manfrotto 501HDV Head * 701 HDV Head, Schatler Tripod and Head, Jag35 Field Runner, Zacuto Base Plate, Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveler V2.0

Lighting: LitePanels Micro, Opteka 128LED On-Camera Lights, Promaster Reflector

Monitors: Marshall 5″ HDMI LCD Monitor

Edited with Apple Final Cut Pro 7

Motion Graphics – Apple Motion 4

Color by Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Timelapses modified using Adobe Lightroom and CHV Electronics Long Exposure Plugin

You can read more about The Visualmakers and the creative process at

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Pacifica Fog shot with a Panasonic DMC-GH2

The Panasonic GH2 is able to capture HD video and it has the ability to control the movie shooting process, in terms of frame rate and shutter speed. Videographers will see an improvement in the quality of the highest quality output – the 1080i output is derived from 60p or 50p capture. The new 18.3 MP CMOS Sensor is capable of much greater output speed than its predecessor GH1, bringing a lot more benefits.

This is a video shot by cinematographer Marlon Torres with his new Panasonic DMC-GH2.

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Marlon Torres’s impressions

The camera is very light and compact. It feels durable but no where near the professional bodies of my 5D Mark II and 7D. It startled to drizzle at the end of the shoot so I decided to pack up and leave. If I was shooting with my weather-sealed 7D, I probably would have stayed until the sun went down.

Image quality is impressive. It is sharper than any of my Canon DSLRs and has a nice natural colors out of the camera. I was using the 14-140mm kit lens and got very sharp images from 14mm to about 120mm. It did start to soften above that. I was happy to see that there was no moire in the very detailed areas but was slightly disappointed with the micro jello when shooting at 140mm.

Overall I’m very happy with the camera and looking forward to pushing it to its limits in future projects.

More information about the Panasonic DMC-GH2 here

About Marlon Torres:



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