Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Hey folks, 
check this out, a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a computer program that reveals colors and motions in video that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Hey folks,
check out our new commercial for ADA Microfinance.

The awareness campaign launched by ADA features three micro-entrepreneurs who improved their lives through microcredit: Isabel is an innkeeper in Peru, Engracia is a baker in Cape Verde and Alexander is a motorcycle taxi driver in the Philippines.

Aired Mai 2013
Produced by ADA / Furioso Film
Directed by Felix Sorger
DP/Grading Olivier Koos
Shot on 5dmk2
microfinance.lu/

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Hey folks,

I just finished shooting principal photography of my first short film as a director "Who killed Asta Nielsen".  Big thank you to everyone involved!

Synopsis: Cabourg, Normandy, 1929. British nobleman Henry H. checks in at the Grand Hotel with his family. However, the reason for his visit to this picturesque seaside town is rather unpleasant: his son is seriously ill and needs treatment from one of Europe’s most renowned doctors. Troubled by their sickly son’s condition and the international stock market crash, the couple faces hard times. Frustrated and lonesome, Henry makes the acquaintance of the flamboyant femme fatale Asta at the hotel bar. She is introduced as Asta Nielsen, the era’s biggest silent movie star. And Henry quickly falls for her intoxicating flirtations and commits adultery.

Produced by Equinox
Shot on the Alexa
DP: Jerzy Palacz

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Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hey friends, here is a little teaser of the movie we shot in Oklahoma back in summer 2011... I hope you like it!


Director: Felix Sorger
Director of Photography: Olivier Koos aka Oliver Kay
Original Soundtrack: Andre Dziezuk
Producer: Lata Gouveia
Executive Producer: Beth Field
with Rocky FriscoDavid Stunt Drummer KnightMike Day, Bob Withrow, Trey HillKendra WaltersBill Farmer and others

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Saturday, December 1, 2012


Wow, check this out!
 

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Saturday, November 24, 2012


Hey Folks,

if you are curious what I have been up to for the last two months, please check out these links:

Philippines

 Bolivia

Kyrgyzstan

Ethiopia


All projects were filmed on a modified 5dmk2, graded in Davinci, directed by Felix Sorger (Bolivia, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan) and Yann Tonnar (Ethiopia) for the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg / Lux-Development. They were projected at the 4th European Microfinance Award ceremony. Hope you like it!

More infos about the projects can be found here!

Oli

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Monday, August 20, 2012


Hey folks,

long time no see!
At the moment I do not find (or take) the time to keep this blog updated but I might come back for IBC2012!

Anyways, I' ve got more stuff to sell, as always the equipment is at this moment in Luxembourg:


- CL-MF0150 COOL LIGHTS CDM 150 FRESNEL;



The Cool Lights CL-MF0150 CDM (Ceramic Discharge Metalhalide) Fresnel is the perfect, portable, energy efficient, hard light compliment to our Softlight fluorescent series. Based on HQI/HCI 150w single ended, G12 type metal halide compatible quartz or ceramic long life bulbs (typically 6000 hours for the ceramic version and 2000 hours for the quartz type) CDM bulb. CDM is a cold start technology which requires waiting for about 5 minutes after extinguishing the fixture/bulb before relighting. This is the main difference between CDM technology and HMI. Otherwise, this has all the same characteristics of an HMI fresnel. Included ballast is whisper silent and flicker free. We often call CDM the "fluorescent of hard lights", because of its "cool light" output and same 4 to 1 power efficiency as fluorescent. Works well for all types of media production from still photography to video or film. 

Great when you need that small and portable key or fill light for your setup. The physical size of the fresnel is the same as a typical compact tungsten 650w fresnel. Also, it's handy for projecting those cucaloris ("cookie") patterns on the wall behind a subject; or when you're using a gel to add some color to a setup, this unit provides all the light you need to make a powerful color streak or wash when using the barndoors and focusing knob in various combinations. Your subject will appreciate the fact that the light emanating from this unit is cool in temperature without the infrared component of a normal tungsten fixture. The fixture gets hot, but not as hot as a tungsten 650w fresnel--and since the light output is cool (temperature-wise) we still feel comfortable calling this a "Cool Light."



The Cool Lights CL-SRB0650 Softbox and Fresnel Speedring kit allows you to conveniently add a softbox and diffuse the output of our CDM 150 or Tungsten 650w fresnels (may be compatible with other brand fixtures but not guaranteed--ask about your fixture before ordering). Softening the light of a fresnel isn't just about adding some diffusion in front of the lens. You need a large surface area emanating light. Our 24" x 24" softbox will do just that. Includes softbox, speedring, eggcrate and diffusion material.



I will include a box with several 3000°K and 5400°K bulbs with it! 



Links:




Current shop price 2x $599  2x $79 (Softboxes) = $1356.00 plus duties, taxes and shipping 
My price 849 EUR plus tax 


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- MicroMatteBox Deluxe Bundle; 
- wide format shade 15mm lightweight (60mm)
- swing-away arm (rods and baseplate not included)
- 3 universal 360 degree rotating filter stages
- 3 dual-purpose filter trays, supporting 4x4 and 4x5.65” filter sizes
- 1 wide screen interchangeable matte
- microMatteBox flag mounting hardware
- 1 wide screen interchangeable matte
- Top eyebrow (french flag)
- 2 adjustable side wings
- 4 neoprene donuts to fit lenses of varying diameters (diameter of openings 51mm, 64mm, 76mm, 102mm - additional sizes can be cut from supplied donuts)
-Peli case 19mm edition

Links:
microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle
microMatteBox additional Filter Stage with Filter Tray

current shop price $1594.00 plus duties, taxes and shipping
My price 849 EUR plus tax (almost not used, very good condition!)

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You will find ways to contact me at www.olivierkoos.com 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012


RED DRAGON SENSOR UPDATE:

I wonder if I would buy a new Epic by the end of the year if I would get the sensor update already applied to it without having to pay an extra 6k. If that would be the case, than everyone who got there Epic now and wants to buy the update has to make 6k dollars in the next 6 months to amortizate the costs! That said, 15plus dynamic range is a
thump up for me!

Update will start end of 2012 for epic.
Updates will start 2013 for scarlet.

source: http://www.red.com/news/red-at-nab-announcing-dragon-sensor









CANON STUFF


-5dmk3: I am not even going to talk about it!
-1D-C: 422, 8bit HDMI only for 16k dollars, are you pulling my lag??? Go fish!
-c500: supposed to be the epic killer, with the same price and inferior specs, (framerates, dynamic rage..) , I don t think so Canon. On the other hand drop the price to something like 12k instead of 36k and get rid of the c300 and we are talking!

so buh, buuh and buh!


SONY

-Sony FS700: framerate are cool, but I hate the video look that I have seen so far. 8 bit again? Pff boring. But lets wait and see about there 4k firmware update, if we can get 4k raw out of the SDI, this will make the thing interesting. But I dont put my hopes too high. That firmware will surly come at a price, a big one. So I dont know what to think about the cam, the dynamic range and low light characteristics seams to be identical to the F100.  If the firmware update will not come soon and will be free I would say... buh!

BlackMagic-Design


-CinemaCamera (wow, what a name) , I dislike the 15.6 mm x 8.8 mm effective frame size (at least let us use anamorphics on the 4:3 sensor) , the frame rates only up to 30fps (what about my tasty food slomos?), the form factor, the build quality (good luck taking that thing into the desert, jungle, sea sid, snow, dusty places), but on the other hand, build in ssd recorder, 13 stop DR, 2,5k resolution, 12 bit raw recording and most of all the price, about 2000 EURO (without VAT) and you get the davinci dongle and BM scopes with it. (thanks BM, I just bought my dongle to scratch my back). So yep, this is my favorite so far! Big thumps up!

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You want high speed? How about one trillion fps? ;-)


MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That's fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of light traveling through objects. 

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The soon to be released Lightworks editing suite was previewed on Ubuntu 11.10 at NAB 2012. There is still no date when Lightworks will become open source but a Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows build should be released on the 28th of May as a free version aswell as a more feature complete version that is not going to be free. Update: The ubuntu version has also no release date yet. (thanks Dave for pointing this out to me)

source: www.lightworksbeta.com

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