Ikonoskop was recently taken over by my brilliant friend Joachim Vansteelant. He sent me an A-Cam DII on loan to shoot some cool stuff in the USA. I was advised many times by owners of the camera not to shoot at 12db gain, but I was always curious to test it out to see how bad it really was. On Halloween, I had the camera with me and was forced to shoot at 12 db gain in order to get any sort of image. These are the results.
The main subject in this video, Peelander Yellow, is the lead character in my feature documentary film entitled MAD TIGER (madtigermovie.com), which is set to be released in 2015.
This room at Glasslands Gallery was very dimly lit, as you can see by how bright the drummer's mini pen lights are in relation to the space (at 0:47). The strobe lights at the end really remind me how awesome it is to have a global CCD sensor. The motion is a bit weird at moments because I was at a 172.8 degree shutter angle at 23.98 fps the entire time in order to phase out the insane flicker of the light sources in the space. I used my Zeiss 16mm MKI Superspeed lens wide open at T1.3 the entire time and used the camera in its most stripped down form with no accessories. No one even noticed that I was shooting that night.