RED Digital Cinema announces the Scarlet-X

RED STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD, Hollywood, Calif., November 3, 2011 – RED Digital Cinema has officially released its third industry-changing camera, the Scarlet-X. With burst modes up to 12 fps at full 5K resolution alongside 4K motion capture from 1-30 fps, the camera allows professional photographers and cinematographers to simultaneously capture motion footage and still content. Never miss a shot. Ever. Scarlet-X’s compact design, endless modularity and advanced feature set provide a future-proof solution catering to every shooter’s needs, leaving one-dimensional DSLRs and 1080p camcorders in its wake. Priced at under $10,000, Scarlet-X advances RED’s vision to democratize superlative cinema and professional photography.

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Cinematographer Sebastian Cepeda Interview

I have had the pleasure to interview cinematographer Sebastian Cepeda, the Director of Photography of the coming science fiction movie The Rift. Sebastian was born in Argentina and studied Fimmaking in the SAE Institute. He lives in Switzerland and he is starting his third feature film this year as a Director of Photography. Before leaving you with the interview I would like to say that I’m also delighted to share our 10th interview on Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy it.

Sebastian Cepeda Filming

Sebastian Cepeda at work

Cameraman: How and why did you become a cinematographer?

Sebastian: I became a cinematographer because I love to tell stories and the best way for me to do that is with images. I’m a very visual person, writing was never my strong side, so I started drawing comics when I was around 10. Drawing comics was like storyboarding movies for me at that age.Sebastian Cepeda Actor
Afterwards when I came to Switzerland at the age of 15 I decided to become an actor, but it was pretty hard in Switzerland. I had minor roles for TV as well as theater but then I realized that I wanted to be on the other side of the camera.  I studied at the SAE Institute and had a Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking. The school was good to learn some basics, but in my opinion the best way to become a Cinematographer is watching at a lot of movies, TV shows, music videos, pictures and other images. You get a sense for the lighting as well as framing. There are a lot of books too that were very helpful, one of my favorites is “Painting with Light” by John Alton.

Cameraman: Tell me about The Rift and how you got involved in that movie.

Sebastian: The Rift is a low budget science fiction/thriller movie set in America. I got involved in the project thanks to the director Robert Kouba. I was his teacher at SAE and thought him “Camera & Lighting”. So after having my class he asked me if I wanted to be the Director of Photography for the movie. We had a couple of meetings and I was very impressed with him, being such a young guy and so talented, and he thinks a lot with images like myself.

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Cinematographer Stephen Murphy presenting “Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room”

Award winning Cinematographer Stephen Murphy, known for numerous features films as a cameraman and steadicam operator, is presenting here his last creation as Director of Photography: Read more

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“HERITAGE” A journey through time

Directed by Santiago Esteban and Juan Rod this commercial caught my attention because of its beautiful cinematography made by Rafael Bolaños Quesada.

Cinematographer Rafael Bolaños Quesada has more than 25 years of experience doing commercials, documentaries and videoclips. He also was director of photography in features films like “Dos, laberinto de espejos”,(2006) and “Óscar, una pasión surrealista” (2008). If you’d like to see more about Rafael you can visit him on vimeo.

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Fashion Film by Elle.
Starring Diana Dondoe.
Directed by Santiago Esteban and Juan Rod.
Fashion by Inmaculada Jiménez.
Cinematography by Rafael Bolaños Quesada


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