Tuesday, December 22, 2009

RED One and Iphone. . .

There's 2 new apps out now for the Iphone that I think are pretty damn useful. Here we go.

(From REDuser.com)

Hi Everyone,

The MPC Data Lab data rate calculator iPhone app is now available to download (free) from the iTunes store.


It enables you to work out disk space needed for given running times of most digital cameras out there & how much this will take on disk once transcoded. There's also a film footage calculator for those who enjoy a bit of retro.

Hope you find it useful



I love this app. . . the only thing I wish it did was give you file sizes for ALL the flavors of ProRes, as well as the different REDCODE datarates . . . but other than that, everything is here.

Here's a breakdown of the features:
Camera Types:
RED 4k/2k/3k
Phantom 1920x1080/2028x1152/2048x1536/2048x2048
ARRI D-21 RAW Mode
Silicon Imaging 2k
Canon 5D/7D
P2 AVC-Intra 100/AVC Intra 50

With these Datarates, the app will give you # of Frames and Storage based on Run-Time (which you can input) and Framerate (23.98/24/25/29.97).

It'll ALSO give you length/# of Frames of the footage shot if you're shooting film. The options there are 35mm 4/3/2 perf, 16mm, and Super 8mm.

There's even a storage calculator, based on Filetype (DPX 10-bit/Tiff 16bit/Tiff 8bit), Frame size (4k/2k/HD/SD/PAL in EVERY Conceivable size)), and Frame Rate.

AGAIN, the only thing that I think it's lacking is the different flavors of Pro-Res in the storage calculator, but other than that, it's AWESOME. It's currently free, go grab it.

AND FOR ALL THE AC's out there. ..

Here's some links for it. . . haven't had a reason to try this, but seems like a cool idea. . .


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Status of EPIC

I have it on good authority that the EPIC isn't vaporware, but don't plan on owning one 'til 2011. . .

Right now, the EPIC is "working" (i.e. Capturing images) BUT it's all arranged as components on a table somewhere @RED. . .

In an ichat session, Ted from Red held up a complete EPIC body, and was able to attach modules to it, but didn't actually capture images with it.

EPIC is definitely coming. . . It's just not quite ready for primetime yet.

If you can register for the TATTOO program (beta-testing the EPIC before it comes to market), i'd STRONGLY suggest you do it. . . It's gonna be awesome.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Greetings from LA!

Congrats to all my fellow REDucates from the December 2009 REDucation Tech & Post classes. . . Now we can all put "RED-One Certified" on our business cards!


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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Scarlet updates from Other Websites!

Here's some OTHER posts from OTHER website about the Scarlet. . check 'em out!

From Engadget
"If you've been waiting for RED to release a product within reach of the prosumer class of shooters then this is it: the Scarlet 2/3. While the price is up from the original $3,750 lens and brain kit announced back in December 2008, an additional ASIC and four additional boards bring plenty of new features to help justify the price bump on this professional-grade camera. Scarlet starts with a 2/3-inch sensor in the $4,750 Scarlet 8X Fixed package (including "brain" and fixed 8x zoom lens, side CF module, REDmote, 2.8-inch touchscreen with "touch focus tracking," REDVOLT battery, and travel charger) or $2,750 for the Scarlet Interchangeable which includes the brain-only with adapters available for electronic RED, Canon, and Nikon glass. The resulting cam shoots 3k REDCODE RAW video at 120fps (150fps burst mode) and scaled 720p or 1080p recording at 60fps. Expect both models to ship in May or June assuming nothing goes wrong with the ASIC or firmware. Until then you can check the gallery for plenty of shots includes a glimpse of RED's mini primes and the 8x side-by-side with the 2/3 interchangeable."

From Akihabara News
"Not sure if you all have ever heard about RED, a US-based company, but basically they are providing the best, 2.3 and 4k video cameras in the world. Although extremely expensive, RED’s cameras are a must and something I would love to own one day… And maybe, yes maybe this dream will come true with the “Cheap” Scarlet, an Hybrid DSLR and Video Camera supporting 3k video up to 120fps and 1080p video up to 30fps in its $4750 version (2/3″ sensor brain+lens, CF module, REDMote, 2.8″ touch LCD, battery, and charger.)

Guys if you did not know what to offer me this Xmas, well now you know ! (The scarlet will be however available early 2010)"

It's all Soooooooo EXCITING!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

SCARLET NOV.30th Announcement

There's been a HUGE Scarlet announcement over at the Red website. . . you can check it out here.

Here's some of the highlights. . .

L: Scarlet R: Nikon D3

Monday, November 23, 2009

Books. . . FROM THE FUTURE!?!?

With all the new eBook readers, online distribution, and sci-fi-concept-new-media stuff, it's nice to see that BOOKS (i.e. dead trees) are still the future. For example:

^here's a book that I just bought (used) on Amazon. . .

^check that copyright. . .

I bought a used book. . . FROM THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!

Oh snap.


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On Location

@The Hospital For Special Surgery, Manhattan.

"Hope and Possibility"
Feature Doc.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

4K Projectors Coming Soon: Native Red Playback Imminent

From Ahkihabaranews.com:
Seiko Epson developed world's first 4K HTPS TFT LCD Panel for 3LCD projectors

Seiko Epson Corporation just announced they developed the world’s first 4K-compatible high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panel for 3LCD projectors.
This new new panel which measures 1.64inch diagonally can support resolution of 4096 x 2160, or four times the resolution of Full HD. Made thanks to Epson’s C2Fine technology, this new panel should bring you high quality, High contrast and deep black colors.

Epson announced they will exhibit projector with this panel during the next BEE 2009 (International Equipment Exhibition).

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Will be attending the REDucation Seminar in LA the first week of December. . .

For more infor, go to www.reducation.net


Sunday, November 8, 2009

REDCAM Relevant Size Chart. . .

I think this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. . .


Here's an image from the RED website, outlining the different stages of Beta for the EPIC. This is pretty hardcore. . . I'm not gonna lie. .


Sunday, November 1, 2009

RED DSMC specs detailed, prices start at $28,000 for EPIC-X, lower-end Scarlet still vague

ENGADGET.COM has posted an image of the EPIC, plus a spec list for the SCARLET and EPIC. Here's the list they posted.

Scarlet 2/3-inch features

* Increased REDCODE data rates
* New FLUT Color, Gamma and Sensitivity Science. Now same as EPIC.
* More extensive modular system integration.
* Interchangeable Lens mounts including focus and iris control of electronic RED, Canon and Nikon lenses, along with Zoom data (Scarlet 2/3" Interchangeable)
* "Touch Focus Tracking" with electronic lens mounts and RED touchscreen LCD's (Scarlet 2/3" Interchangeable and 8x Fixed)
* Two independent microphone level channels, balanced input circuits, 48V Phantom Power, digitized at 24-bit 48KHz.
* GigaBit Ethernet port
* Scaled 1080P at 60fps

EPIC-X features

* New MYSTERIUM-X 5K sensor
* 5K (2:1) at 1-100fps
* 4K (2:1) at 1-125fps
* Quad HD at 1-120fps
* 3K (2:1) at 1-160fps
* 2K (2:1) at 1-250fps
* 1080P (scaled from full frame) at 1-60fps
* Increased Dynamic Range, reduced noise
* Time Lapse, Frame Ramping
* ISO 200-8000
* New FLUT Color Science
* Completely Modular System, each Module individually upgradeable
* Independent Stills and Motion Modes (both record full resolution REDCODE RAW)
* 5 Axis Adjustable Sensor Plate
* Multiple Recording Media Options (Compact Flash, 1.8" SSD, RED Drives, RED RAM)
* Wireless REDMOTE control
* Touchscreen LCD control option
* Bomb-EVF, RED-EVF and RED-LCD compatible
* Multiple User Control Buttons
* Interchangeable Lens mounts including focus and iris control of electronic RED, Canon and Nikon lenses (along with Zoom data)
* "Touch Focus Tracking" with electronic lens mounts and RED Touchscreen LCDs
* LDS and /i Data enabled PL Mount
* Rollover Battery Power
* Independent LUTs on Monitor Outputs
* Independent Frame Guides and Menu overlays on Monitor Outputs
* Monitor Ports support both LCD and EVF
* True Shutter Sync In/Out and Strobe Sync Out
* 720P, 1080P and 2K monitoring support
* Gigagbit Network interface and 802.11 Wireless interface
* 3 Axis internal motion sensor, built in GPS receiver
* Enhanced Metadata
* Full size connectors on Pro I/O Module. AES Digital Audio input, single and dual link HD-SDI
* Support for RED, most Arri 19mm, Studio 15mm, 15mm Lite, Panavision and NATO accessories
* Dimensions- Approx. 4"x4"x5.5"
* Weight (Brain only)- Approx. 6 lbs (2.72kg)

LEARN MORE at http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/30/red-dsmc-specs-detailed-prices-start-at-28-000-for-epix-x-low/

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Grace" by Steven Mondesir

GRACE from Steven Mondesir on Vimeo.

A man struggles to keep his present life intact after an unwelcome visit from his past.

Dir. Steven Mondesir

Ed. Mike Mazzotta


Another Successful shoot.

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I'm in PA. It's dark & rainy. The cab of the truck is leaking. Can't wait to be home.

BTW, Jeff Gaumer (Camera Operator & 1st AC to the stars) is kinda a god. And he drives a mean grip truck.

For reals.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


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Illinois DOESN'T welcome you.

The welcome center is CLOSED. :(

World's Largest TruckStop

Shit Yeah, Orange Julius!!

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Peace, Iowa!!


Cheating Death, Shani Patel's Short Film, has wrapped principal photography in Iowa City, IA.

Man Called Zombie while ordering food, punched twice in face.

So, there were 2 Zombie Films shooting in Iowa City while we were their: our film, and "Collapse", an indie feature. Our Huge Zombie Ext. Scene was rained out, so our Zombies left. The article is about one of OUR zombies. Oooops.
Here's some photos:

^My Mobile FCP station, Joe's Place, Iowa City

^Scene 1 Night Exteriors

^Downtown @ Night

^Downtown @ Night

^Downtown @ Night

^Reference Shot, scene 15

^Another Reference Shot

^Red One!!

^4 TB of AWESOME!!

^the view from the van, Day 2

^Newton, IA @ night, Day 1

^It's like they knew we were coming!! Iowa City, IA

^too late.

On the road back to NYC, will update accordingly.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SCREWFILMS Logo Contest~!!


I know I'm usually a dick, but now I need something, so I'm gonna be nice. . .

We're looking for a logo that can go at the end of ALL our videos (not just the ones on VF), as well as cloth patches, etc. . .

Here's the deal:

We're looking a White on Back/line art logo. . something simple, but Iconic. . .
Something that when people see it, they think "SCREWFILMS."

THE PRIZE: When we do patches, I'll mail you a couple, PLUS i'll send you a SCREWFILMS t-shirt when we make them. . . and if it's REALLY rockin', I'll even get it tattooed, and send you pics. . .



CLICK TO DOWNLOAD. . . AAAAAAAhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!


Monday, October 12, 2009


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VF Blag is NO MORE. . .

Copied all the posts from our old VF Blog. . . there's scattered in, among the posts, in chronological order. . . they should fill in the blanks.


Sunday, October 11, 2009


Found these dudes. . .


So. . . yeah. . . that's NOT me. Fo'Reelz.


Really. Other than that, most (if not all) the google results point to me. . . WITH THIS BLOG BEING THE NUMBER ONE HIT!!!!

Awesome. /Makes me feel good

Iphone Blog Test

Fuzzy Photo of a fuzzy dude? Let's see if it'll post!!

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