The second edition of Combat Cameraman talks about the most important weapon in Jason Beckwith’s arsenal, the Red One Digital Cinema Camera.
You shot Project Arbiter on a very impressive Red One Digital Camera. Could you tell us about your setup?
Project Arbiter was shot with my Red One camera with a Mysterium sensor. Her name is ‘Celeste’, after a character in a script that I may, or may not ever finish writing. Mike and I work for Design Reactor and I originally bought the camera for it’s high resolution capture technology. Our company has …
One of the most important aspects of any film is how the movie will look and be shot. Jason Beckwith is a key member within the Project Arbiter team whose sole duty was to make sure that the film had a unique look and feel. Jason was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule juggling production and personal obligations to answer some key questions about the production, his approach and his thoughts.
How did …
The Return: Left Hand Man Studios in San Jose, California
On May 22nd and 23rd, we all got to see the wonderful sight of Lex donning the Arbiter suit once again, but this time he stepped into an unfamiliar place. For two days a chroma key blue backdrop was our set and the Arbiter flying through a digital sky was our focus.
“Quiet on the set, rolling camera A, B, sound speed, mark it!” Slate cracks and two EXPLOSIONS ERUPT – cam B covers the action from a bloodied vehicle gun port and cam A ramps from real-time to slow-motion with the push of a button.
Director of Photography, Jason Beckwith, operates his personal Red camera on Gaffer Ken Martini’s PD-1 dolly. Jason chose to purchase a Red Camera due to its high resolution, 12-bit color space, and Raw image workflow. Named ‘Celeste’, the Red camera provided the bulk of the footage shot for the short, with the additional B unit footage provided by Scott Miller and his Red named ‘Dunsmore’. Both cameras worked wonderfully through the entire production, with the only draw back being the well documented, lengthy boot time. Both cameras …
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