1. 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:
    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.

    There is also a UHD4K resolution one up on Youtube now:

    I invite you to watch the higher quality version below as even at this 1080p resolution you can see how the web re-compression destroys subtle detail.

    If you'd like to see a higher quality 3.8GB 1080p ProRes 422 version:

    Also, a link to some selected UHD4K resolution stills:

    Or download all those stills in a .zip file:

    A behind the scenes still of the Carbon Fiber Dragon camera on set:

    Details about the project are the same:

    Red Epic Dragon (Carbon Fiber)
    Shoot Date: 10.03.2013
    Format: 6K WS, 24-96 fps
    Rated ISO: 800 – graded in post ISO 320-2000 (no noise reduction)
    Lenses: Schneider Cine-Xenar III Primes: 18mm-95mm @ T2-T8
    Filters Used: Occasionally an ND .9

    Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    Quick Color Grade in Redcine-X Pro
    Final Color Grade in DaVinci Resolve
    Final Finish in After Effects

    Camera and Post: Phil Holland - phfx.com
    Paint: Julia Chavez
    Subject: Shakti Shannon

    Music Track: Nine Inch Nails - 32 Ghosts IV – Used with permission (Creative Commons)

    Special Thanks:
    Jim Jannard
    Jarred Land
    Justin Jones
    Brent Carter
    And the rest of the Red Team

    Thanks for watching. Now onto the next!

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  3. A women finds herself alone in a world forever changed by a mysterious entity while searching for a key to create a memory of a happier life long forgotten.

    This is the short I put together for the Reduser 4k Portrait Competition. It represents 7 days of work. 1 day pre-production, 3 day shoot, and 3 day post for a 4k DCP delivery.

    Shot on the Red Scarlet-X. ISO 320-3200.

    Lenses used:
    Canon EF L Series Primes:
    24mm f/1.4L, 35mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L, 135mm f/2L
    Canon EF Primes:
    20mm f/2.8, 100mm Macro
    Canon EF L Series Zooms:
    24-70mm f/2.8L, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Leica R:
    60mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R
    Sigma EF:
    14mm f/2.8, 300mm f/2.8

    If you'd like to see some of the concept art and the post workflow that went into creating this short I have documented it at The Digital Imaging Blog:

    Thanks for watching.


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  4. 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.

    If you would like to see this video at 4k:

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  5. Shot on the Red Scarlet X with Canon Al mount.

    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.

    If you'd like to see a 4k version of this, I've uploaded it to YouTube here:

    The music track is "Coital Conduit" off of my first album DIN from 2008. Which is currently free to download at phfx.com

    # vimeo.com/34451721 Uploaded 4,677 Plays 9 Comments

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