New Gear: RED WEAPON Available for Rent

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RED WEAPON WOVEN CARBON FIBER 6K packages are now available for rental at 3GR.

RED WEAPON CF Tech Spec Highlights:
Shoot 6K 2.4:1 at up to 100 Frames Per Second.
— RED DRAGON Sensor w/ 16.5+ Stops of Dynamic Range.
3.3 lbs Lightweight Carbon Fiber Body
— Record Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD simultaneously with REDRAW
3D LUT Support

Build a package and rent RED WEAPON now.

New Gear: RED WEAPON DSMC2 OLPF

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The newly released, redesigned DSMC2 OLPFs for RED WEAPON DRAGON are now available for rental at 3GR. A redesigned, one-screw system allows for easy OLPF swapping in the field. The RED WEAPON automatically recognizes and adapts to the specific attributes of each OLPF.

DSMC2 OLPF’s are now available for rental with RED WEAPON DRAGON.

The DSMC2™ Standard OLPF (optical low-pass filter) offers the perfect balance of light gathering and protective qualities for most shooting environments. With optimal colorimetry, IR protection, and optical glare reduction in a wide variety of lighting conditions—the DSMC2 Standard OLPF is the ideal solution when your shooting schedule demands that you’re always ready to capture the perfect shot.

The DSMC2™ Skin Tone-Highlight OLPF (optical low-pass filter) captures and preserves color quality in highlights, bright colors, and well-lit environments.

The DSMC2™ Low Light Optimized OLPF (optical low-pass filter) provides excellent color and tone reproduction in dim to dark environments. Use this OLPF to capture and preserve color quality in mid-tones, darks, and shadows.

Shot on DRAGON: Netflix “The Get Down”

Directed by Baz Luhrmann and shot by cinematographer William Rexer on RED EPIC DRAGON, The Get Down is now streaming on Netflix.

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“The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -_ told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

The Get Down is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar¬ winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George.

Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz) star.”

Shot on DRAGON: “Stranger Things” on Netflix

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Stranger Things, an 8-part original series, is now streaming on Netflix. Shot on RED EPIC DRAGON and Leica Primes by cinematographers Tim Ives and Tod Campbell, both of Mr. Robot fame.

DP Shane Hurlbut, ASC interview w/ RedShark

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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC shared his thoughts on RED WEAPON and resolutions higher than 4K.

From RedShark:

On Resolution:
The quality of these digital sensors provide much more than a technical advantage, but an artistic advantage as well.  From a technical side, sure, we can “future proof” the quality by mastering in 4K UHD and releasing in 1080p today only to re-release our films in 4K UHD years later without having to scale the resolution where we lose quality over the image.  I point out the artistic advantage because I’m able to light scenes with less light, using more natural sources if I need to, but at the same time, with the RED Weapon, I am able to light as if I am shooting film.  There are very similar ratios to my lighting style and being able to bring that to life allows me to paint the picture in more ways than every before.

Most of the time, I’m shooting in 5K to stay within the Super 35 sensor, which is what is most common these days.  Having the ability to go to 6K if we need to quickly get a little wider or if we want to stabilize in post-production has become a huge advantage.  In some projects, we’re starting to bring in a lot more VFX, so having the added resolution makes a big difference with our VFX team, giving them a larger canvas to work with.

On RED:
The color space is what I love.  The RED sensor has such a soft and beautiful feel.  The skin tones are just incredible. RED really knocked it out of the park with this camera.  My images come alive, bringing the characters to life. It lets me feel like the camera is a character, which I feel was missing for a long time in the digital world.

Read the entire interview here on RedShark.

New Gear: RED MINI-MAG 512GB + 1TB

Our first shipment of RED MINI-MAG 512GB and RED MINI-MAG 1TB arrived today. Available to rent immediately. From RED: The RED MINI-MAG® is the smallest, fastest, and most powerful media option available. Compared to their predecessor, the REDMAG® 1.8”, RED MINI-MAGs have faster read/write speeds to support higher frame rates and resolutions with minimal compression. RED MINI–MAG data transfer speeds are up to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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