Vincent Laforet

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.

Full post here

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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

Sound:

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 Needcreative.net

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The Story Beyond the Still – Final Collaborative Film

This is the final film being premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and on Vimeo simultaneously. It includes all 8 chapters in what Canon is calling the largest online collaborative film contest in history. The final chapter screenplay was written by all 6 chapter winners, directed by Vincent Laforet and photographed by DP Joe Desalvo.

Final Film

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Behind the Scenes

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See the other chapter winners separately and learn more about the contest here – vimeo.com/​groups/​beyondthestill


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