RAWworks and Createasphere

RAWworks will be doing a live webcast on January 27th with Michael Britt. All about DSLR workflow.


The Createasphere webcast "SLR Video for the Web: The END of Trial and Error" is geared toward photographers who are new to shooting motion and is designed to shortcut the steep learning curve involved in this transition. Participants will be guided through camera setup and how to choose the hardware to achieve the goal of producing a great looking video for the web. This will include lens selection as well as aftermarket products needed for camera stabilization, focus control and improved sound quality. Compression, frame rates, shutter speeds, white balance, and recording codecs will also be discussed. This will be followed by an editing demonstration showing how to optimally get your movie into an editing program and start manipulating scenes. Color correction strategies will be talked about with industry experts followed up by an in-depth look at exporting options and uploading to web hosting services. Hosted by Michael Britt.

Neil Smith and Jeremy Ian Thomas from Hdi RAWworks are going to be my co-hosts for the webcast. They also hosted a Canon Intensive Workshop at the last HD EXPO and will be doing so again at the Entertainment Technology Event February 18th.

Prologue - Sherlock Holmes

One of the best sites ever MOTIONOGRAPHER has the new Sherlock Holmes Main on ends for public consumption. I haven't seen this and didn't know it was a Guy Ritchie romper. Now i'm excited.

PROLOGUE --- Amazing design studio
Saw this earlier when this film maker added us as a contact on Vimeo. Great story telling and ingenuity.

Found this on blog that I frequent, Greyscale Gorilla

Incredible 3d renders and camera moves.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

And for those that don't think it's 3d

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Exeter Shot -- Making Of from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Nick always has the cool stuff!!!

As a Director of Photography Christopher Gallo's work has taken him to more than 70 countries and five continents. He has worked with such talent as Steven Speilberg, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Gallo's work has been exhibited at the most prestigious film festivals (Cannes, Venice and SXSW) and his documentary "JUKEBOX" was archived in the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". He currently resides in Venice, CA. and is working on his first feature narrative film with two Canon 7D bodies and Nikon lenses. The film is entitled "Portable Life" and will shoot in Europe,South Africa,Bali,Morocco, Turkey and the States. Plus he's funny as hell.

"I had used the 5d as a b camera on a documentary with my HVX and a Letus and it looked great. When I heard about the 24p on the 7D I started considering it as the b camera for the feature film. The reasons were: it does Pal, it's a 5 man crew, we travel constantly, allows for great stealthy B-roll shots, convenient car mounting and interior vehicle shots as well as the most important reasons....the ability to shoot in low light at a 1200-1600 asa and the ability to shoot with my old school Nikon primes. But the more I shot with it the more I realized that for the budget of this film, what camera in this price range(under 10k), is going to give you these images. The best I could compare it with is the ex-3 which sacrifices the lowlight capability,and low profile but more then anything the ability to shoot with my Nikon Primes.That glass looks stunning. So I started to push to be the first ones in the pool, and the test was on. I contacted Neil Smith and Jeremy Ian Thomas from Rawworks to do the workflow edit and color correct, and David Hays from E-film to do a film out, because the films financing comes out of the Belgium grant system and contractually they have to finish on film. Looked like super 16 and never took away from the story.
We saw the results at efilm and sent them to Holland for a screening for the producers and director and now I am on day 3 of 43 freezing my ass off doing night exteriors in Belgium with 2 canon 7d's. I guess they thought the results were good too. Do these cameras have limitations? Of course they do, all cameras do. The focus is an issue, the smoothness of hand held can be an issue or the shake on a long lens. You need to nail the exposure so you dont get grain while posting, but overall its pretty amazing what is happening and this is just the beginning. I am sure an uncompressed full frame 24,60 or faster will be out next year. Its a game changer."

- Christopher Gallo
Director of Photography

Jeremy Ian Thomas
Creative Director

Super Secret Shoot.

This Thursday, our team is going to Stargate Studios for a major shoot on a very secret prototype camera.

For those that don't know http://www.stargatefilms.com

Thursday is going to be EPIC!!!

Christopher Gallo gets his FIX.

Our good friend and super talented cinematographer Christopher Gallo's new movie is making major waves.

The pictures called FIX He DP'd it and his close friend Tao Ruspoli directed it. Oliva Wilde from House fame (she's also in the new Tron Movie) costars as well.

Here's the trailer.

Here's the piece we did with him last month.

Go get em GALLO

Happy new year everyone, hope you all had an amazing holiday. 2010 looks to be an amazing year for filmmaking, expect RAWworks to be at the cutting edge of innovation and talent.

The Can-do Film fest is in full effect. make sure to enter and watch to win!!! www.can-dofilmfest.com