A Few Talking Points

Hey everyone! Just want to post a quick link to an interview I did a few days ago with wideopencamera.com. I’ve been told 6 minutes with these guys is an impressive feat, so thanks to Jared and Chris for having me!

(And thanks for this self-esteem boosting still frame! Caption contest, anyone?)

There were a couple of things covered in the interview that didn’t make it into the final cut that I haven’t talked about a lot yet, so I’m sharing here! Continue reading “A Few Talking Points” »

Vimeo Videos

Hey guys, thank you so much for your support! We can’t believe we’re over $250,000 on Kickstarter.

Just wanted to post quickly about the Vimeo issue: We didn’t realize that Vimeo was not allowing viewers to see the full HD video. We just upgraded to a pro account, so we will be re-uploading those videos as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience.

Elle and Joe

EDIT: “Storybook” and the One Small Step Trailer have been reuploaded in 1080, and should be viewable in fullscreen now! The other vids will be coming shortly.


Color Grading

Here’s a quick example of color grading from our Storybook spot. Having spent so much time working with DSLRs, I almost can’t believe my eyes with how little the image has been degraded, even with a ton of Photoshop adjustments!

There are a few highlight blowouts, it’s true–we think that might be related to a kink with how the prototype captures when hooked directly to the computer, which is how we’ve shot most of our projects so far. We’ve also found that with highlights, the blue channel often retains full color information, so the information can be cloned & resurrected in the other channels, if necessary.

Kickstarting the Digital Bolex

From the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, we’re happy to announce the new Digital Bolex D16! You can pre-order your very own D16 camera by backing our project on Kickstarter. The first 100 cameras will ship in Summer 2012, and more models will be available in Fall. Back now and get your camera early, and $800 off the retail price!

There’s lots of other fantastic incentives also, so check us out and start the Digital Revolution!