I thought this would be best place to post this, since it is specific to Wildlife and RED cameras.
If you have and used both the RED ONE and the Epic for wildlife work, what is you experience/feedback of using both cameras
Below is mine on key factors that I worked out having shot both.
RED ONE : Negatives, Weight,Weight,Weight, Less Dynamic Range. Positives : Long Recording time(cost savings),4.5K 16X9, 120Frames at 2K, PRE RECORD,
Epic : Negatives Media(Expensive,difficult to backup and shoot at the same time in the field) Laptop+other stuff balances out the weight, No PRE RECORD, Positives: Excellent Dynamic range great for low light work, 5K 96Frames, 300Frames at 2K, Weight, Auto Focus extremely useful while tracking and filming.
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Nice to see everyone here in one single list. Here are my details:
For all aspects of wildlife filming in India: I am a Natural History/Conservation filmmaker, cinematographer, director, sound recordist, wildlife photographer, writer, expedition organiser in India. 20 yrs wildlife photography and field experience, 4 yrs independent filming experience. Extensive experience with Tigers, Elephants. Currently working on Man-Elephant conflict. Other species :Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus), Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris), Salt water crocodile(Crocodylus porosus), Grizzled Giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura), Wild Dog (Cuon alpinus), Gaur (Bos gaurus) etc. For details: http://www.indiawilds.com/
One of our first Natural History Films, Jewel of the Mangroves will premiere on Friday 10/08/2012 at 9pm UAE time on National Geographic Abu Dhabhi.
Its in Arabic.
Khor Kalba is soon to change forever with new developments planned and is now closed to public till further.
To put it short Jewel of The Mangroves is an internationally multi-award winning film.
This film was filmed over a period of six months during the Arabian Summer which averages 42 to 52 degrees in the open.
It was filmed four to five days a week, with an average shooting day lasting over 14 hours.
If you want to see the English Version please view on Youtube.
RAK-Tree of Life
A natural history film shot on RED, the link below takes you the original post on the forum
Last edited by Sam T; 11-09-2012 at 01:43 AM.
I'm going to be shooting for a nature/sustainable living documentary over the next year in Humboldt county, CA. I'll be available on a limited basis for other projects and have an Epic package to rent out (with RPZ 18-85 and Canon 150-600/5.6L) in case anyone needs footage from the land of giant redwoods, roaming elk and pristine pacific coastline.
Would like to be added to the list. Great Idea BTW.
Brad Bestelink: Producer, Director, Cinematographer for Natural History Film Unit based in the Okavango Botswana, Africa. Botswana based but film across Sub-Saharan Africa. Specialist sequence cameraman focussing mainly on Africa's large predators. Pioneered Diving and filming Wild Nile Crocodiles, main subject experience: Crocodiles, Lions, leopards, hyenas, Wild dogs, Elephants, Rhinos and Hippo's.
Filmed sequences for all major Natural History Broadcasters; Nat Geo / BBC / Discovery / Animals Planet/ Smithsonian / NHK.
Produced / directed / DOP on "Wild Dogs tale" for Nat Geo Wild (release in a few months)
Ass Produced / DOP - "Diving with Crocodiles" and "Pride in battle" for Smithsonian
Ass Produced / DOP - "leopards of Deadtree Island" for Nat geo Wild
Cinematography - Ultimate enemies /Relentless enemies / Living with Big Cats / Rhino Rescue for Nat geo TV and many more cinematography credits.
Epic X #2626 "Okavango" / Scarlet X # 2825 "Kalahari" - PL and Canon Mount / Redmote and many other Red bits
Canon Optics 150-600mm / Cooke 20-100mm / RVL 17-50mm / Aquavideo Housing for Epic/Scarlet with all accessories
Please add us to the list.
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