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, for the next time you’re shooting in a war zone and/or volcano.*

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This rugged bad boy is a creation of Global Dynamics United, RED President Jarred Land’s side project for making bulletproof lenses and these (strangely NSFW) shirts and hats?

They’re available to reserve here.lauten-lens1-600x600 (1)

Additionally – if you’d like to flaunt one of these (purportedly very soft) shirts for pretty ladies, I’m pretty sure they’re on Amazon Prime too.

 

* Please DO NOT use 3GR’s cameras in war zones and/or volcanoes. Or really in any situation that carries a high risk of being shot at/lit on fire in general.

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Shot on EPIC DRAGON: “Ferrell Takes The Field” premieres 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 Alexa Amira. Have any questions or comments about his work? Leave us a note in the comments below!

 

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Ferrell actually takes not one, but five fields in this docu/mockumentary. His quest is to play ten different baseball positions on ten Major League Baseball teams during five spring training games. The stunt is a nod to Burt “Campy” Campaneris – a legendary player who once played all positions in a single game exactly 50 years ago. Ferrell faces this “challenge” with his trademarked stone-faced dry humor – always playing the clown playing the guy doing the thing.

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But in this instance, the very real rock-hard baseballs often whiz by him at an impressive and potentially dangerous clip. The suggestion of possible danger brings some suspense to the show – between musings on the road and dugout temper tantrums.

All proceeds from “Ferrell Takes The Field” will go to Cancer for College, a charity founded by Ferrel’s USC frat bro Craig Pollard, that awards scholarships to cancer survivors. At the time of shooting, the production had already raised a million dollars for the organization. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you can donate directly here, and be entered to win all sorts of Ferrell Takes the Field swag. There’s even an opportunity to win a branded cowbell for the dedicated donor…

Watch “Ferrell Takes the Field” tonight at 7pm on the west coast, 9pm central, and 10pm out east.

For a sneak preview – Watch Ferrell get fitted for a cup!

New Gear: OConnor 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head

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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 configuration.

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A great mid-level head, the 2560 includes all the trademark OConnor features we know and love, with the benefit of the most advanced technology in lightweight materials and compact engineering available. Just like its larger counterpart, the 2575, the 2560 boasts sinusoidal counterbalance, fluid drag, and the ergonomic design for ease of use that all feel familiar and intuitive.

OConnor 60L Tripod: Light weight – Heavy Capacity

When the 2560 is paired with our oconnor_c1255_0011_60l_carbon_fiber_tripod_925472new OConnor 60L carbon fiber tripod, your complete support weighs about 25 pounds total. The 60L, at about 9 pounds, is ideal for quick adjustments and re-positioning. The double extension design provides a maximum height of about 60 inches while still safely supporting a payload of up to 209 pounds.

A quick clamping system, mid-level spreader and 150mm bowl allow for quick and stable leveling and operation. Its rubber feet are removable, revealing spikes for secure use on any terrain.vitec-c1260-0001 The tripod packs down to about 30 inches for easy travel as well.

Our 2560 is available with a 150mm ball head, compatible with our 60L, or can be fitted with a Mitchell base if necessary to suit your needs.

New Gear at 3GR: Rent the Oconnor 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head and Oconnor 60L carbon fiber tripod from our shop.

Shot on EPIC DRAGON: “POWER/RANGERS” Fan Film by Joseph Kahn

Check out this short “POWER/RANGERS” fan film from director Joseph Kahn. Shot on RED EPIC DRAGON by cinematographer, and Kahn’s longtime collaborator Christopher Probst.

For more, here’s on an interview w/ Kahn via HitFix.

Shot on EPIC DRAGON: “We Are Still Here” at SXSW

“We Are Still Here”, shot on RED EPIC DRAGON by DP Karim Hussain, will premiere at South by Southwest as part of the festival’s Midnighters program. Written and Directed by Ted Geoghegan. Produced by Travis Stevens.

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