Shot on EPIC 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.

Shooting Spiderman on Beta-Build Epic

Interesting article written by Michael Cioni, CEO of Light Iron.  Here is my favorite passage, must read stuff:

It’s rare to get to work with people who are so fearless. People talk about experiences like that, but I don’t think I’ve had as much excitement since the fall of 2010. I remember that year a lot of talk in town that was anticipating we would fall on our faces. Talk like they almost expected us to fall on our faces. $250 million and we were gonna use a new camera, 3D, beta software, and do all the dailies color correction and processing on the set as we shot???

Really?

Yup, really.

The Amazing Spiderman is in theaters now.  It was shot in 3D on RED EPIC by DP John Schwartzman.

Shot on RED + EPIC Trailers

Quick “shot on RED” and “shot on EPIC” trailer update, here are some must sees:

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, shot EPIC 3D, DP Andrew Lesnie:

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Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”, shot EPIC 3D, DP Dariusz Wolski:

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Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer”, shot EPIC 3D, DP Newton Thomas Sigel:

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Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man”, shot EPIC 3D, DP John Schwartzman:

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And, some can’t miss movies that are currently in theaters:

David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, Shot EPIC & RED M-X, DP Jeff Cronenwerth:

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James Bobin’s “The Muppets”, Shot RED M-X, DP Don Burgess

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ET Rig Control for iPhone

From Offhollywood:

Here’s a little quick teaser video of the new iPhone application from Element Technica called Rig Control that we are beta testing. This video does not do the app justice – it is amazing to work with. In addition to controlling the rigs IO and Convergence, and wireless meta-data from the rig, the lens profile mapping features are incredible. You can map as many points on each lens, focus, iris, zoom – matching lenses perfectly and you can even adjust backlash compensation. You have every function of the rig and lens control in the palm of your hand.

There’s even a fantastic extensive glossary of 3D terminology so when someone asks you about the “extrastereoscopic cues” you can give them an intelligent answer.

Pretty tough for me to express how excited I am about the app and what it can do. We’ll have much more to share soon – Sammy, Rex are the whole gang are working around the clock over at ET – lots of exciting stuff in the works.

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