Category Archives: Shot On

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Johnny Manziel Autographs Football Before Throwing Touchdown

So what if Johnny Manziel (aka Johnny Football) got $7,500 to autograph approx 300 mini-helmets. This guy has mad skills. In the world of instant replay from every possible angle, we were lucky enough to capture this gem from last week's Rice Vs. Texas A&M football match. It happened so fast, not many people even noticed the fact that Manziel was able to autograph the football before delivering a touchdown Full Story...
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Color Grading With Magic Bullet Looks in Premiere CS6

I have a business associate; we'll call him Mister X to protect his identity. Mister X is a talented graphic designer and photographer and is just getting into the world of digital cinema/video. Mister X has a Canon 5D Mark II he shoots with that has served him well in the world of stills and would like to use his trusted Canon camera to get acquainted with capturing moving images. When talking, the Full Story...
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Claudio Miranda on Shooting “Oblivion” with the F65

This interview with Claudio Miranda, ASC is a sneak peak at one of the articles in Film and Digital Times’ April 2013 Issue 53. JON FAUER: Oblivion will be the first release of a major motion picture shot with a Sony F65 camera. So far, few of us have seen its capabilities on a big screen. Tell us about the camera and lenses. CLAUDIO MIRANDA, ASC: On Oblivion, we used the Sony F65. For lenses, Full Story...
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Fujinon Premier 18-85mm T2 On RED EPIC

With a list price of just over $87,000.00 US (B&H Photo Video), the Fujinon 18-85mm T2.0 might be priced out of range for many shooters and their budgets. The Fuji 18-85mm comes from Fujinon's Premier PL family of zoom lenses, which share a 136mm front barrel diameter, a 280° focus barrel rotation, gear placement, and comparable size and weight. For those that like to shoot wide open, the 18-85mm Full Story...
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OCT-19 Spherical LOMO Prime Lens Set

By Collis Huntington...HD Planet Cameras acquires set of OCT-19 mounted spherical LOMO primes and OCT-19 Mount for the RED Epic. After putting some elbow grease (and white lithium grease) into these bad boys the focus is running extremely smooth. With the 50mm and 75mm at a T2.2, they are running fast too. The 150mm is a T3.2. With two more wider lenses being worked on by our lens technician Felix Full Story...
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Escaping the Overlook

by B. Kite....... "I've never been able to decide whether the plot is just a way of keeping people's attention while you do everything else, or whether the plot is really more important than anything else, perhaps communicating with us on an unconscious level which affects us in the way that myths once did." —Stanley Kubrick to Michel Ciment In the years since Stanley Kubrick’s death, his Full Story...
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Tom Jordan of HD Planet Cameras: First AC for Love 2 Recycle

For those of you who have an old cell phone shamelessly tucked away in some forgotten junk drawer, the good people at Love 2 Recycle have the perfect solution... I don't know about you, but I'd much rather collect Euro's than watch my old mobile collect dust. Love 2 Recycle from RETARDED on Vimeo. Director: Julien Rocher Director of Photography: Tom Banks First AC: Tom Jordan Full Story...
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HD Planet Cameras Buys Arri Alexa

HD Planet is a proud new owner of an Arri Alexa EV. "The Oringinal" as Arri puts it. The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system that offers not just an image capture solution, but an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous, best-of-class tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA Full Story...
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Filmmaking Tips From Director Steven Soderbergh

By: Joe Marine, Via NoFilmSchool.com You may have heard his name before, and you may even have seen some of his films, but Academy Awarding winning director Steven Soderbergh is the real deal, and an auteur in his own way. He’s one of the few directors working at the highest level who also shoots and edits his own films, and he’s a huge supporter of RED, having shot every single film on their Full Story...
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The Kings of Flare- Lomo Anamorphic Square Front Lenses

FACT: We all love shooting anamorphic. With Arri's new ALEXA 4:3 camera fresh on the market and Arri Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses being announced in Sept 2012, it seems like the anamorphic format is making a comeback. The size and shape of 4:3 sensors are ideally suited to anamorphic image capture, maximizing image quality and faithfully rendering the optical characteristics of the lenses. Anamorphic Full Story...