2017 has been a great thus far. Finished a round of RED 8K Sensor Tests available on YouTube. Also picked up a set of Tokina Cinema Vista Primes for use on my RED Weapon Dragon 8K VV, all T1.5. They are indeed very nice. Also finished a quick round of cinematography workshops with RED and Zeiss in Boston and New York as well as cinema lens workshop over at B&H. What's up next? First up an aerial shoot that will take me out of town for a bit of February, then working diligently on a couple of short form projects and one bigger beast that should be beautiful. Exciting times. If you find yourself browsing the February American Cinematographer Magazine, I'm looking stable after 12 hours of filming.
I am ecstatic to announce that the first RED Weapon 8K camera in the world has landed in my hands in Los Angeles.
This larger format size and high resolution are extremely interesting and important to me. It holds so much creative potential. The 8K VV is essentially the first proper VistaVision+ digital cinema camera ever made, and for somebody like me who enjoys making bigger than life motion pictures it's a beautiful thing.
I'd like to thank RED and Jarred Land in particular for putting the tremendous effort in developing this powerful motion picture camera and getting it into my hands.
This will come with me on my next 8 week shoot, but I want images from this camera to end up on Cinema Screens, UHD Broadcast, Streaming, Special Exhibition, and IMAX theaters.