Shot on RED: Chef’s Table Season 2

Chef’s Table – Season 2

The James Beard Award-winning Netflix original is back for round two, traveling the world to meet more of the world’s most captivating chefs and tell their stories. The series is shot by DPs Will Basanta and our very own Featured Filmmaker, Adam Bricker, using our Red Epic Dragon cameras with Leica Summicron and Summilux primes.

This season includes Brazil’s Alex Atala, Slovenia’s Ana Ros, San Francisco’s Dominique Crenn, Mexico’s Enrique Olvera, Thailand’s Gaggan Anand, and Chicago’s Grant Achatz.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the first season, definitely check it out!

 

More to Come

Later this year, Netflix will release four special episodes featuring the world’s most renowned French chefs. Watch this space for release date and inevitably gorgeous trailer whenever that drops.

Early 2017 will bring yet another set of 6 chefs from around the world to your screen.

 

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Shot on RED: The Infiltrator

Starring Bryan Cranston, The Infiltrator taps into the zeitgeisty Colombian drug cartel of the mid 1980’s. Cranston plays an undercover agent embroiled in your classic web of spies and lies. It looks like a good time.

I’m looking forward to its release on July 13th of this year. I’m sure I will be back here to rant and or rave, so watch this space!

DP Joshua Reis used not one but five RED Cameras to bring this story to life.

Check out this trailer. I’m personally really into the texture even some of these shots deliver.

 

 

 

Shot on DRAGON: X-Men Apocalypse

20th Century Fox released the final trailer for the upcoming superhero blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse. Directed by Bryan Singer and shot in 3D on RED EPIC DRAGON by cinematographer, and longtime Singer collaborator, Newman Thomas Sigel. The trailer features new scenes and epic battles, including a comic book inspired duel between Cyclops and Storm, while also teasing us with a glimspe of a very familiar hero:

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This time around the X-Men are up against the immortal Apocalypse (played by an unrecognizable Oscar Isaac). Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization and awakening after thousands of years, Apocalypse recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence in usual badass mode) leads the team of good-guy mutant warriors to save a captured Professor X and stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind. 

 

 

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Yes, yes we can! X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

Shot on Red… FROM OUTER SPACE!

 

That’s right – the International Space Station (ISS) has released some very cool space-videos shot on the Red Epic Dragon. That’s a camera we have here at 3GR you guys!!

I’m pretty sure this means we can officially say that Astronauts choose Red? I wonder if they use a lot of velcro on their build up on the station. (that’s a NASA product development + camera assistant joke right there. I apologize…)

To watch the below videos in all their 4K glory, you’ll have to open them in a new window – and have a 4K+ display of course. Run to your nearest Apple Store if you don’t have one at home. Can’t get much better for an ultra high def example on their showroom floor.

 

Most elaborate Red build ever?

 

 

NASA has also made a number of downloadable “ultra high def” videos available under a Public Domain license on archive.org, so you can even use them in your own space movies. Thanks NASA!

 

 

As you might imagine, it takes a hot second to beam this stuff down from space. But it will soon be possible to determine when it will be in a certain location, for those interested in staging the most epic flash-mob event… on earth at least.

New Gear: Diopter Tray

 

This is one of those little things that can have a big impact on the flow of your shoot.

Introducing: our new diopter tray from Cinema Hardware, now available for rent from 3GR.

Machined from solid aluminum with stainless steel hardware, the tray fits 138mm diopters up to +2, using the width of 2 standard filter trays in a standard Arri style 4 x 5.65 MB.

Paired with a studio matte box, like our Arri MB-20, it frees up space for a pola, or simply makes diopter swaps more streamlined. Want to use a diopter with a lightweight, clip-on matte box? Using a tray allows you to pop one into our LMB-25 as well.

Try it – you’ll wonder how you ever shot using diopters without it.

Ask for the tray the next time you rent a set of diopters from us here at 3GR. Click here for a quote.

Sundance 2016: Cameraperson – a film by Kirsten Johnson

Headed to Sundance this year? Make sure to check out Kirsten Johnson’s CAMERAPERSON. It’s screening once a day from the 26th through the 29th, and as I type, there is only one screening left with non-waitlist tickets available. GIT IT! This film is a doc about shooting docs. As a cameraperson. Some of her credits […]

Shot on RED EPIC: The Final Girls – Screening in Los Angeles

The NUART theater is hosting a special midnight screening of  The Final Girls this Friday, January 15th at 11:59 PM. We hope you get a chance to check it out, and welcome your thoughts in our comments section below. Shot by featured filmmaker Elie Smolkin and directed by Todd Strauss-Shulson, The Final Girls plays with visual and storytelling tropes of […]

RIP David Bowie ★<3★<3★<3

David Bowie, my favorite human and yours, passed away today after an 18 month battle with cancer. Not only did he keep his illness under wraps, but he pretty much gave his cancer a big F-you by using his final months to record his 25th studio album, ★ (black star). The album was released just a few days […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to shoot on RED 8K WEAPON

Red and Marvel Studio announced today that the second installment of the successful Guardians of the Galaxy franchise will be the first feature film shot on the new 8K Vista Vision WEAPON. From RED’s Press Release: ” WEAPON 8K captures 8K at 75 frames per second (fps), 6K at 100 fps, or 4K at 150 fps with […]

Shot on RED WEAPON: a dragon on fire.

For your entertainment on this fine Saturday: a Red DRAGON on fire at 72fps in 6K Aside from being generally awesome, the video shows the durability of a newly developed rehoused Canon 24mm F/2.8. The lens comes with your choice of aluminum or titanium back, and happens to be bulletproof – and, as it turns out, flame retardant! You know, […]

New Gear: Leica Summicron-C Lenses

  Announcing our new Leica Summicron-C series lenses   Yet another addition to our light-weight, high-quality gear, our the Leica Summicron-C series, our newest set of primes, boasts the fantastic optical qualities you expect from Leica glass, along with some useful new attributes. The Specs 3GR now offiers the 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm lenses for rental. The […]

Shot on EPIC: The Final Girls

Shot by featured filmmaker Elie Smolkin, The Final Girls takes an updated meta-look at the horror genre. Director Todd Strauss-Shulson nails a laundry list of cheesy horror flick tropes in a fun, thoughtful comedy. A modern-day group of friends enter the world of a 70’s B horror movie – and try to get out alive. […]

Shot on WEAPON: Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”

  Without getting too carried away… here’s another Chris Probst / Peter Khan “Film” shot on Weapon. The drama. The giraffes. The zebra herd from above. The male love interest lip syncing to  Swift’s plaintive crooning. The colonialist-era hollywood glamour (um…?) The romantic flight above the stampede. The glitter and pain of the meta-film premiere. […]

Shot on Red: “Ferrell Takes The Field” – Premieres tonight on HBO

Tonight! Get ready to settle in with a bag of peanuts and a hot dog to watch the premiere of HBO’s “Ferrel Takes The Field,” tonight at 10/9c – that’s 7pm for us here on the west coast. The HBO special was shot by our very own Adam Bricker on 3GR’s Red Dragon and an […]

New Gear: OConnor 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added an OConnor 2560 to our rental inventory. The newest fluid head from Oconnor, the 2560 weighs in at only 16.2 pounds, almost 7 pounds lighter than the 2065, while maintaining a similar payload. It’s well suited, safe and stable to a “maxed-out” Red Dragon or Scarlet in studio […]

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