This is the final color grade and cinema level finish on my little short shot on Red's new Epic Dragon camera. We screened it in 4K in Hollywood earlier today and it looked fantastic on the big screen. I'd like to share that version here, although not the 4K one.
The big difference between this version and the previous version posted here: vimeo.com/76185380
Is that this is a full finished color grade made for delivery. I wanted to show both "out of the can" and finished versions of this particular piece.
I took a brief trip down to East Jesus with my Red Scarlet X to visit friends and to pay my respects to the late Charles Russell; a brilliant man and a friend to many.
East Jesus is an experimental, habitable art compound located in the famous Slab City of Niland, CA. It is a creation in progress originally built by Charles Russell and his friends. We feature a sculpture garden, art cars, Walter the 35 degree bus, as well as a selective residency program for artists and sustainability experts.
Charles passed away in 2011 and East Jesus is currently being maintained by his friends. To learn more about East Jesus check out:
There's much to see and do in East Jesus. It's a great place to get away from the city and sit around a nice campfire with some good folks. The Salton Sea is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Worth the trip in you're in LA.
Charles is missed by many and it's somehow fitting to wrap these East Jesus visuals within the serene sounds of Nine Inch Nail's Ghosts 28 IV. The music is licensed through Creative Commons and used with permission.
This test material was shot in 4k at ISO 320-6400. Lens apertures were f/1.2-f/2.8.
Lenses used here include the Canon 50mm f/1.2L and 135mm f/2L. Also used are the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Leica Summicron-R 90mm f/2, Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II, and a modified Canon 55mm f/1.2 FL lens.
Graded entirely in RedCineX Pro edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Special thanks to Toby Bryan for lighting up on camera.
Special angry thanks to the kids in the yellow SUV for following me and shooting spitballs at my Scarlet.