The setting was already intriguing. A Greek from Pontus, living in Athens is a luthier of some of the best Spanish guitars. His name is Vassilis and he is not only an accomplished luthier but also a charming human. We spend 3 days with him in his small and packed lab in Athens, where we learned a lot, laughed a lot and in general had a great time. The end result combined with the music of Edstard left everyone more than satisfied.
Pedazos de madera, amor, esmero, celo, conocimiento y 299 horas de trabajo, concentradas en una película de algo más de 3 minutos.
La serie “The Art of Making” pretende mostrar y promocionar a gente de nuestros días que, superando el fatalismo y el pesimismo del espíritu contemporáneo, se atreven, con pasión e imaginación, a seguir soñando y creando. Estos amantes del conocimiento y de la emoción, intentan combinar la organización y la precisión de la ciencia con la elegancia, la sutileza y el ingenio del arte. Su oferta es de un valor incalculable y se lo agradecemos profundamente.
Dirección y VFX: Spiros Rasidakis y Dimitris Ladópoulos
Dirección de fotografía: Níkos Mexis
Edición: Yiannis Kostavaras
Diseño Acústico: Nikos Tsines
Guitarrista y compositor: Edsart Udo de Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
Constructor de guitarras, luthier: Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com
Spending the day with the NEX-6 left me with a very clear opinion. If you are looking for a photo camera that can shoot video: look elsewhere!
This camera is simply not good enough for video. (it can be great for taking photos but this is not my department). The amount of moiré and aliasing is simply not acceptable.
The dream of having an ultra small HDSLR that can shoot high quality video and be enhanced with accessories if required remains totally unfulfilled here.
Notes on the footage: - No CC or sharpening was done. - Some of the footage taken with the Canon 70-200mm f 4.0 is softer due to the use of a Light Craft Vari ND filter (not recommended over 70mm).
General button placement and control
No clean HDMI output
No mic input
REC button in occurred position (to my opinion).
Single region only (PAL or NTSC)
Camera settings: 1080/50p
Creative style: Standard (Contrast 0, Saturation 0, Sharpness 0)
Erich Stekovics (stekovics.at) and the lovely people who worked on the field that day.
Johnnie Behiri is a BBC freelance cameraman/editor operating from Vienna Austria.
When not BBCing, Johnnie is filming documentaries, commercials, music videos and testimonials/image videos (johnniebehiri.com)
** UPDATE - I've uploaded some Prores originals from the camera if people want to check them out:
Been out grabbing some footage and beta testing this little guy the last week or so and having a blast! I really can't get over the image that's coming from this tiny little package. Amazing. The stealth factor is also great as everyone assumes you're on a typical "point and shoot" and don't think twice so pay you no attention. I can see myself shooting casually with this more than my EF 2.5k model (which i plan to sell to get the MFT mount version) as it's so portable and light-weight, i can take it just about anywhere with me. I couldn't bring myself to rig up this camera as it kind of defeats the purpose to me.
The footage is mostly made up of our Canon L Primes via the Redrock Live Lens adapter so that i can control aperture on our lenses. Some shots are with the Panasonic/Lumix 12-35/2.8 (thanks to Gilbert for loaning me this and a couple of other active lenses to test with).
Everything is either handheld, on a monopod, or on a Glidecam HD4000 (thanks to Si Moore). Majority is shot at ASA400 (did not shoot RAW) with a few of the night shots at ASA800, but even some of them are at 400. Most of the night shots are also at F1.4. The glidecam stuff by the beach was the Lumix 12-35 at around F16 (don't have any ND's that fit the filter thread). Otherwise the majority of the day shots are at F2.0 using Tiffen IRND's to get appropriate exposure.
Shot in BMDFilm with my LUT applied, and only minor corrections beyond that:
I can see this camera becoming VERY popular. Great stuff and congrats again to all the team at blackmagic, plus a HUGE thank you to BMD for letting me take this guy for a test drive!!
Music by the amazing Lennon and Maisy: