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A day out with the Pocket, shooting with a RED Epic

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UPDATED - This is a short one - this was interesting. I was asked by -friend and collegue- Site Steendam to assist on a RED Epic shoot. How could I possibly say no to that. Then in your mind combine that fact with the location of the shoot: an Italian-style ice cream maker. So I went along, and took my Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) with me...

There's not a whole lot to say except for: 'What a beast that Epic is!' - especially when you're getting used to the BMPCC. The Epic (Mysterium-X) has some wonderful functions, like shooting 4K at 100fps and 2K at 225fps. I'm very keen to actually see some of the footage that was shot.

The RED camera was paired up with a set of wonderful Carl Zeiss CP.2 Compact Primes (PL), which were actually a lot lighter than I expected. Light was provided through a number of HMI light, Jokerbug 800's if I'm not mistaken. Great gear to be shooting with - if I run into a project to which this might be a valuable addition - I might rent this set (or a set like it) as well!

I shot some footage with the BMPCC as well, of the RED shooting footage. Sort-of Cameraception. Below are a couple of stills - I can't shot the footage yet, because that needs to pass through some channels first, but these stills don't give anything away of the production process of the manufacturer so these will have to do for now.

UPDATE - Video added. After only a few small alterations the video was given the go-ahead. So I've embedded it right below. The images/still had to move down a bit. 

I ended up shooting not that much footage, because it really was a 'shooting-on-the-side' thing. Helping out with the Epic shoot took priority. Everything was shot handheld. Practically everything in the edit was shot with the Samyang T*3.1 14mm cine lens, there might be a shot in there from the Olympus 17mm f/2.8 - but I only had that on the Pocket for a very short time. Choice of music was based upon the fact that the subject of the shoot was, well, (an) Epic.

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