Bit of fun for the weekend, And old friend asked me to shoot a music video clip for his boys... We ended up having 14 hours to shoot I don't know how many shots?. Hundreds !
I gave the RED DRAGON camera a real work out in some very hot conditions. It didn't miss a beat. We didn't use a single bit of fill light or bounce, and didn't really need to as the DRAGON sensor has so much latitude now. I could shoot backlit without any silhouetting or loss of high light information, or have any contrast issues at all. There is so much information in the grading suite to play with...you now have so much creative freedom to explore many different looks. ! Its amazing to be able to shoot and collect what your actually see with your own eyes.
Another reason for shooting this clip was to see if I can still have a 100% laptop workflow using the heavier 6k DRAGON fils via FCPX. Simple answer... yes you can. Transcoding is still slow but luckily not that slow now as CPU rendering has speed things up. I transcoded everything over night while I slept. It was all ready and waiting the next morning.
Regardless of the tech talk. The Band JTR / John, Tom and Robyn are a really nice bunch of boys. I wish them all the best with their music career.