Vincent Laforet Shoots 5K Infra Red with the Red Epic and MoVI!
Plus three gorgeous Brazilian triplets. But that’s not the point here.
Seriously though, I’ve seen a lot of crazy things done with the Red Epic, but I’ve never seen it shot without it’s IR pass filter. The results are the definition of ethereal. The biggest shocker to me though was that none of these shots, which included a very complicated Handheld to Rope to Handheld shot that looked like a crane shot, were all done without any post-stabilization or complicated steadicam rigs. All of the shots were done using the Movi stabilization system.
According to Vincent Laforet, the Movi rig, which requires much less set up time than a Steadicam, makes short work of some of the most complicated shots that they could think of. In fact, in his article on the short film, Laforet stated that the “game changing” technology came with a drawback, the need to constantly remind yourself that you don’t have to make every shot an “epic” one. In other words, it’s great as long as it’s not overused.
Personally I loved the short and I think that if you can run a bare bones operation and still get hollywood style shots with this new Movi system, this is going to be one of the biggest “game changers” to come out since the RED.
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