1. 2014 SXSW Speaker Submission: Marco Solorio

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    Please vote for Marco Solorio as one of the speakers at the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference! http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/21649 Voting begins August 19th through September 6th. Thank you for your vote! Presentation proposal: Indie Filmmaking Impact: High Quality at Low Cost It's an exciting time in the realm of filmmaking where converging aspects of technology, creativity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and gender are revolutionizing the industry. Hardware and software solutions for acquisition, editing, visual effects, audio, and finishing are all readily available. Some say affordability and open access to the masses is a threat to democratization in the industry. Abundant and low-cost filmmaking tools produce global convergence of creativity, technology, and an interwoven pool of shared information that crosses human divides, exposes world values, and reveals uncommon ideas. Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media shares the creative and technical process, globalizing views, and cultural diversity within his current BMW documentary film, "Ten Tenths." He reveals low-cost gear used to produce high-end results and shares the importance of managing multiple media formats, preservation of creative content for archiving, and retrieval awareness for future generations. This video was self-shot, edited, and musically composed by Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media. It was shot using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT using a Canon 24mm f/1.4L II lens in 12-bit RAW.

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    • Marco Solorio talks about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (part 2)

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      Marco Solorio, Filmmaker, Director of Photography, OneRiver Media, talks about his experiences with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Marco was one of the first people in the world to shoot with this camera and has built a workflow around several key accessories, and understanding the huge potential which RAW offers, and also knowing when ProRes is the ideal format to shoot. The rig Marco has put together represents an affordable cinema camera with huge potential. For anyone interested in knowing more about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, this interview is jam-packed with real world information from one who has pushed this camera to its full potential. Watch Part 1 of this interview: http://www.moviemachine.tv/video/marco-solorio-talks-about-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera-part-1/68577713/ For more about Marco Solorio: www.onerivermedia.com/blog/

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      • Marco Solorio talks about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (part 1)

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        Marco Solorio, Filmmaker, Director of Photography, OneRiver Media, talks about his experiences with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Marco was one of the first people in the world to shoot with this camera and has built a workflow around several key accessories, and understanding the huge potential which RAW offers, and also knowing when ProRes is the ideal format to shoot. The rig Marco has put together represents an affordable cinema camera with huge potential. For anyone interested in knowing more about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, this interview is jam-packed with real world information from one who has pushed this camera to its full potential. This is the part 1 of a 2 part series. For more about Marco Solorio: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?author=1

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        • Texting is gefährlich / Texting is dangerous

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          Here at OneRiver Media we received the new Cinema Camera last month from Blackmagic Design for our own testing. We asked for permission to shoot with cast and crew, and in less than one day, assembled a story, crew, and actors. For more details on why we shot this video and why it was shot this way, please find more info on our blog here: Part 1: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?p=700 Part 2: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?p=709 The biggest reason for attempting this shoot, (“Texting is 'gefährlich'” or, “Texting is ‘dangerous’” translated from German) on such short notice was to really see how well the new Cinema Camera could hold up under a real production environment, and in the end, it worked very well for us. A few main factors I wanted to specifically test for in this production were the following: - Low light abilities (among others, the opening shot only uses city lights). - Dynamic range (we literally shot INTO headlights). - Image sharpness - Tonal range - Narrow DOF - Extreme wide angles - RAW CinemaDNG image data quality - Functionality and ease of use In all regards, I feel the camera was able to accomplish all of these tasks with no problems and exceeded my expectations in many situations. In the end, I’m very happy with the results from the camera. The short film, which is currently getting funding as a PSA, isn’t the next Hollywood blockbuster, but it did allow us to test the camera in extreme situations, and on such short notice. In all accounts, this was truly a 24-hour film production and we had fun doing it. We will upload a 1080p24 version once funding is completed. Note that we did not go for a gravy grade in post. Again, our main object was to really push this camera and go deep with it, not just do a typical beauty video. We really wanted to test this camera! We went for something something somewhat neutral with contrast that didn't stretch too far away from the source. We wanted to really *push* the camera and shoot something tough for it to handle, not a simple in-studio or daytime production. Our main objective was to push the camera in sever conditions. Had we shot on a DSLR or regular video camera, the highlights would have been blown out and the shadows would have turned to mud. So instead, we opted for a post-production neutral look with contrast. Again, a DSLR wouldn't have given us detail in both range and sharpness. We used the following lenses on this production: Canon 24mm f/1.4L, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, Canon 135mm f/2, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom. The Sigma lens ended up working perfectly for super wide shots, and ended up being used a lot. Surprisingly, we ended up using fewer lenses than we expected. Did we learn anything on this production with the Cinema Camera? Absolutely. Are there things I may change in future productions using the Cinema Camera as a results of shooting this one? Absolutely. Stay tuned as we’re going to be presenting a lot more info on this production, including behind-the-scenes footage. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @OneRiverMedia and at facebook.com/onerivermedia for the very latest scoop on this topic and many more. Many thanks again to the entire cast and crew for being available on such short notice, staying through the night and giving your 100%. I love working with great crew!

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          • First Look: VAF-5D2 Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter

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            FOR BEST RESULTS, VIEW AT FULL 1080 HD RESOLUTION! We received our VAF-5D2 Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter today from Mosaic Engineering and decided to do some quick A/B analysis of some alias-prone subject manner. The results, to say the least, are very impressive. To read the specifics on this footage, what we used and our complete thoughts on the VAF-5D2, please check out our blog post: http://www.onerivermedia.com/​blog/​?p=456 All footage ©2011, Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media http://www.onerivermedia.com http://www.twitter.com/​onerivermedia http://www.facebook.com/​onerivermedia

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            • Broadway Plaza for Creative COW Magazine

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              This quick video shoot was for the January/February print issue of Creative COW Magazine. Link to the video hosted on the Cow is located here: http://reels.creativecow.net/film/broadway-plaza As part of the HDSLR feature article I wrote for Creative Cow, I decided to grab model, Jackie Rivero, and visit nearby Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek, California. I brought some of my lenses, but not all. Enough to quickly use the camera in natural low light; we did not use any controllable lights and used what was around us. Unlike the low-light testing in the Agave Nightclub video I shot last year that is uploaded as well, this time around we have manual control to make the shots a little more interesting, namely, faster shutter speeds. To give the video a slightly over-cranked (slow-motion) feel, all the raw footage was conformed from 30p to 24p. It really smooths things out. No color-timing or color-grading was used on any of these shots; they are all uncorrected in their raw state. The only thing added was more compression to upload the file to the Vimeo server. Shot in January of 2010. Broadway Plaza for Creative COW Magazine All footage ©2010, Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media http://www.onerivermedia.com http://twitter.com/onerivermedia http://facebook.com/onerivermedia

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              • Singularity - The Trailer

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                This trailer represents a sci-fi short currently in post-production (as of this upload date). We'll update this message when the final short is completed and uploaded. Created by Thomas Horne, Paul Schaffner and Marco Solorio. Cast: Paul Schaffner, Chris Gomes and Bill Brewer. Music: Scar Tissue. Shot mostly with our Canon 5D Mark II (firmware 1.1.0) and some B-camera with our Sony EX1. This trailer only has one EX1 clip in it. Can you figure out which one it is? Lenses used for this production: 24mm f/1.4L II, 35mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L II, 135mm f/2L, 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L, Canon 2X extender and Kenko macro rings. Some steadicam, some tripod, some shoulder-mount, mostly hand-held. Production was shot the weekend immediately following the public release of the Canon 1.1.0 firmware update and proved invaluable (full manual control, but no 24p). We wanted to mostly shoot with high shutter speeds, something otherwise impossible before in low-light conditions. Apologies for some of the ghosting in the 30p-to-24p conversion. Wish Vimeo would allow 30p playback. Singularity - The Trailer Shot in June of 2009. http://www.onerivermedia.com http://twitter.com/onerivermedia http://facebook.com/onerivermedia

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                • 5D Mk II Low Light Testing @ Agave Nightclub

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                  This video was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II on a modular shoulder mount rig (Zacuto rods, RedRock shoulder mount, RedRock grips, Hyson Films 4-stage X-Matte mattebox, JBKCine extended Follow Focus, TV Logic LVM-071W 7" monitor, external V-mount battery mounted behind camera, Giottos quick-release). The only lighting used was what was available in the nightclub. No controllable or camera-mounted lights were used. The prime focus (no pun intended) was to see how well the camera would record this low-light scenario before using the rig in a real production environment. I feel it did very well, despite the amount of noise that was introduced from the high ISO setting. To give the video a slightly over-cranked (slow-motion) feel, all the raw footage was conformed from 30p to 24p. Out of the large collection of lenses we have, only two were used; the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and the Canon 135mm f/2L. These are noted in the bottom-right area of the video on a clip-per-clip basis. No color-timing and/or color-grading was used on any of these shots; they are all uncorrected in their raw state. Edited in Final Cut Studio 2 in a couple of hours. Music credit: Tri-State by Above & Beyond 5D Mk II Low Light Testing @ Agave Nightclub Shot January of 2009 All footage ©2009, Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media http://www.onerivermedia.com http://twitter.com/onerivermedia http://facebook.com/onerivermedia

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