Shot a spec shoe commercial last week in Portland. I think this might be the first Parkour footage shot on the Red . . . but who knows. . Got to work with the immensely talented Tyson Cecka. Recently he was in a K-Swiss ad with Anna Kournikova. Just walking around location scouting with someone that good at Parkour changes the way you look at the world.
The Red performed very admirably. I was concerned with the drop frame issue because we shot the entire day at 110fps, but we never had an issue. We also shot the entire day handheld, mostly to the drive (thing is much more rugged than I expected). When I had to move with the camera obviously we switched to CF card. We engineered the shoot so we could put every piece of gear we needed in three backpacks and walk between locations. I think it's a testament to the versitility of this camera that a six-person crew can produce a professional looking spot.
Rated the camera at 600ASA (impressive!)
2K Redcode 28
1/96 Relative shutter (so much higher in practice)
We used a S16 Zeiss superspeed 9.5mm as our wide and a Zeiss 11-110 S16 zoom for everything else
Had a Pola and various NDs dropped in the entire day
Color pass in Red Alert compressed to 2K Prores HQ
Edited in Final Cut 6.03 on Macbook Pro
(While we rated the camera at 600ASA for shooting in post the footage was processed at 320ASA and detail was pulled out of the darks)
Just got an edit together of some footage from the first location. I'll do my best to get stuff up from our other locations but I'm really busy right now.
16MB 1K H.264, pretty impressive the footage holds up under this sort of compression
54MB 1K h.264
As a final note: wow this camera is fun to shoot with, it seems a little bit like cheating . . . Also, does anyone have advice on getting a spec spot sold? Or does anyone know any K-Swiss execs ?:turned: