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Red Epic 5k and HDRx Test

Vincent Laforet presents in this video some camera test footage shots during his first week with the Red Epic M – Serial # 308. The footage was shot in California, from Big Sur to Ft Bragg, back through Mono Lake and Death Valley.

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The RED Epic M has the possibility to film in 5k  (5120×2700) and with the HDRx technology as well.

Red Epic 5k and HDRX

The time lapse shots were shot with the Canon 5D MKII (Tree on top of hill, Mono Lake push, Death Valley slider shots) and the Canon 1D MKIV (BMW astro time lapse.)

Cameraman Vincent Laforet Final Shot

Duclos, Zeiss CP.2 and Schneider Cine Xenar PL lenses as well as Canon EF lenses were used. Kessler sliders and cranes were used for moco and time lapse.

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Motion Control Timelapses

I found a lot of fantastic timelapses on the web and I thought it would be nice to have some of the bests in just one post. This is a selection of the best timelapses of the web. Most of them use motion control equipment like the Kessler Oracle Control System, the DitoGear OmniSlider, the Dynamic Perception DollyEngine or the Motiontimer. If you would like to propose another timelapse let me know and I’ll add it.
The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd
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Posted on by Martin in Gear, HDR, Motion Control, Timelapses 3 Comments

Pimp Your Production

Let me present the first two episodes of Kessler’s webs series: “Pimp Your Production”, featuring Ryan Connolly of Film Riot. Witty, funny and entertaining, Pimp Your Production is also a great source of information showing you tips and tricks to get the most out of your productions.

PYP – Episode 1: Jib Shots

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How to transform a dull, stagnant establishing shot into something dynamic and dramatic.

PYP – Episode 2: Return of the Dolly Shot

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For years, Hollywood directors have known the dramatic power of the dolly shot to transform a mediocre scene into a powerful visual experience. In the second episode, Ryan Connolly, takes you through the ins and outs of the dolly shots, when to use them and how to get the most out of your equipment to insure you get that perfect shot every time.

About Pimp Your Production:
Produced by Kessler U, PYP is a great source of information showing you tips and tricks to get the most out of your productions. You can follow Kessler Crane on twitter: twitter.com/​KesslerCrane

 

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