Marlon Torres

Filmmaker Marlon Torres 2012 Showreel

I’d like to present the 2012 Showreel of director, cinematographer and editor Marlon Torres. Last year I did an interesting interview about his movie “The Bridge”. You can read it here.

For more information about filmmaker Marlon Torres, please visit: torresstudios.com

You can follow him on twitter: Twitter.com/torresstudios

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Interview with The Bridge director Marlon Torres

Marlon Torres, based in California not only excels as a Cinematographer but also as a Film Director. I had the chance to interview Marlon last week about his last film The Bridge and I have to say that it’s amazing to think that with only a $7,000 budget, Marlon and his team make this extraordinary 30 minutes movie. A Brilliant job!

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Cameraman: Hello Marlon, first of all thank you for the interview. Let’s start by telling us a bit more about yourself and how you got started with your last movie The Bridge?

Marlon: Hello, my name is Marlon Torres and I am an independent filmmaker based in the San Francisco bay area. I specialize in writing, directing, cinematography, and visual effects. I spent my first two years out of college primarily as a CG artist. It’s a rough job. Long hours sitting in dark room. Not the life I imagined seeing myself in. Read more

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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:

Website: www.torresstudios.com
Twitter: twitter.com/torresstudios

 

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