Congrats Gil Green, Judd Allison, 305 Films & Artists and Derelicts for Post Magazine cover

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Congrats to good friends and colleagues Gil Green, Judd Allison, 305 Films and Artists and Derelicts who made the cover of Post Magazine.  Pitbull featuring Chris Brown music video “Fun” directed by Gil Green.
Director of Photography Tom Marvel.  Shot on an Arri Alexa.  Moving Picture’s manpower and gear were there!! …

Faces Behind The Camera – Brett Frey

Capturing some of South Florida’s well-known film professionals in action — from DP’s to producers to food stylists to makeup artists — we are bringing a series of insightful portraits as photographed by David Wells.

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We begin with Brett Frey. Brett has been at this for over 30 years. He has the patience of a saint. Portrait shot with a Canon 5D Mark 2, Zeiss ZE 50 MM at F1.4 at Moving Picture Rental for an Alexa check out. …

Moving Picture Rental Offers DP’s Custom Case Integration

Mike McGowan, Director of Photography came in for a C300 and Zeiss CP.2 prime rental camera checkout — part of a much bigger shoot hopefully in Miami to come!  We offered up a custom case integration with back packs and hard cases on wheels for Mike’s shoot to minimize checked baggage and add ease-of-use on set as Mike was not shooting in Florida.  We also provided a lite panel Bi-color 1×1 kit.  We packed light-weight extension cords, flex fill, matte box and Red Rock follow focus. After the job wrapped Mike McGowan commented, “ The wh …

NAB 2015 : David Wells on iKan’s TiltaMax Wireless Focus System with ProductionHub.com

ProductionHub.com interviewed Dave Wells on several products that he found worthy at NAB 2015.  Ikan’s Tiltamax was a contender.  It’s wireless focus, iris, and zoom control system [fiz] complete with touch screen, and detachable zoom control encased in metal and wood combine to produce this product winner.  For more information or to rent the Ikan Tiltamax Wireless Lens Control System call Moving Picture.

 

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NAB 2015: David Wells on Freefly’s Innovative MōVI Mimic with ProductionHub.com

Dave Wells was interviewed by ProductionHub.com on several products that stood out on the floor at NAB 2015.  The Freefly MōVI Mimic was one he couldn’t pass up.   When the MōVI first debuted in 2013, camera operators used a remote and a joystick. Freefly’s Mimic changes all that — they added a bar with two handles and a gyroscope attached to a wireless transmitter to send the operator’s kinetic movements to the rig. For more information or to rent the Freefly MōVI Mimic call Moving Picture. Check out the demo here:

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Phantom Flex 2K Provided to Oida Studios for Mizuno Golf Shoot

Oida Studios of Japan traveled to sunny Florida for a small shoot with PGA Tour pro Luke Donald.  High-speed Phantom shots were the order of the day for a Mizuno golf club commercial.  Then Mr. Donald played a few holes while being filmed by DSLR’s for a web series of instructional videos.

Moving Picture provided a Phantom Flex 2K camera package with a Phantom Tech, a Sound Mixer, and a Phantom 1st AC / DSLR Camera Operator. Call Moving Picture for your next Phantom Flex rental.  Available in both 2K and 4K camera bodies.

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NAB 2015 Impressions: Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera

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Blackmagic Design introduced a pair of cameras at NAB this year aptly named the Micro Cinema Camera.  While both cameras share the same form factor and name, they vary in features and intended use so much that it’s difficult to discuss them both at the same time.  Both the “Standard” and “Studio” versions of the Micro Cinema Camera share a Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) lens mount and a rugged magnesium camera housing that’s hardly l …

NAB 2015 Impressions: Phantom Flex 4K Camera

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Well, the Vision Research Flex 4K isn’t exactly a new development, they announced it during NAB 2014.  Last year’s release gave us a camera system capable of up to 1000fps at 4K and 2000fps at 2k resolution which recorded to either 32GB or 64GB of internal buffer memory.  With three HD-SDI outputs, you have the ability to configure two ports as a dual link 4K output for an external recorder while retaining one port at 4: …

NAB 2015 Impressions: RED WEAPON Camera

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RED announced the newest addition to their cinema camera line at NAB.  The WEAPON will be released in two flavors.  The “Magnesium” version will start shipping this summer with the same 6K Dragon sensor in the present Epic model and the “Carbon Fiber” version which will have a newly designed 8K sensor.  Initial Carbon Fiber models will ship with a 6K sensor with an 8K sensor upgrade expected to be released by the end of the year.

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NAB 2015 Impressions: Sony PMW-PZ1 4K XAVC Player

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When Sony released their F5 and F55 camera systems, they rolled out yet another video codec in the form of XAVC.  While the XAVC codec sports excellent quality and compression characteristics surpassing their legacy XDCAM format, it still has a major weakness.  You can’t easily watch the footage.  Either the Sony Content Browser or an editing suite such as Abode Premiere must be used.  And 4K footage wont even play in the Content Browser …