Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hey folks,

I haven't told you about the great Zacuto shootout;

Zacuto Films presents, “The Great Camera Shootout 2010: a three part web series where gunslinging HD DSLRs face-off against legendary 35mm Film.”

The webisodic series showcases the top performing hybrid HD-DSLR cameras: Canon: 5D MKII, 7D, 1D, 550D/T2i Rebel, Nikon D3s, Panasonic GH1 and compares the image quality of these cameras against the gold standard of 35mm film. In addition, the Canon 5D MKII test includes the new 24p firmware. "This was an enormous undertaking," says Steve Weiss, Web Series Director, "and great care was to make this an apples-to-apples test with scientific accuracy behind it."

Each webisode of the series features various controlled camera assessment tests which include: resolution, latitude, sensitivity, speed & ultra high speed, noise, color & green screen. The battery of tests were administered under strict controls and conducted by Robert Primes ASC, Gary Adcock, Philip Bloom, Jens Bogehegn and colorist Ryan Emerson.

See the reactions to this test following 2K screenings, where “HD DSLR is compared to 35mm Film”. The test results were projected in a 2K theatrical environment at three screening locations: Stag Theater at Skywalker Ranch, LucasFilms Ltd., AFI (American Film Institute) Theater in Hollywood and the FilmWorkers Astro Color Timing Theater in Chicago. Hear commentary from the screenings by top ASC, Hollywood, Indie Film and Event & Convergence Photographers.

CAST: Robert Primes, ASC (Cinematographer), Jens Bogehegn (DP/Producer of FilmFellas/critics), Steve Weiss (Director of FilmFellas/critics), Philip Bloom (DP & Director), Gary Adcock (Digirati) and Ryan Emerson (Colorist).

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY: Shane Hurlbut ASC, Stephen Goldblatt ASC, BSC, Stephen Lighthill ASC, Rick McCallum, Stu Maschwitz, David Wexler, Kevin Shahinian, David Robin, The Bui Brothers and many more.

CREDITS: Executive Producer: Jens Bogehegn, Producers: Jens Bogehegn, Steve Weiss and Scott Lynch, Web Series Director: Steve Weiss, Director of Photography: Robert Primes, DP – Color Profiles: Philip Bloom, Editor & Graphic Design: Daniel Skubal, Digerati: Gary Adcock, Colorist: Ryan Emerson.

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