Making of Bohemian Rhapsody: Editor, Barry Stevens
Location Hertfordshire, England, November 10, 1975. On this date, the rock band Queen recorded the video for Bohemian Rhapsody, at Elstree Studios, in just under 4 hours. Editor Barry Stevens then spent 5 hours working at the Trilion Studios in Soho, alongside director, Bruce Gowers, to create what is undoubtedly the most influential music video of the 20th century. This piece documents what went on in the editing room and provides insight into that moment in video history, when one music video promo changed filmmaking forever.
Walter Murch 2015: FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro
Walter Murch speaks openly about the state of play of the major editing systems in use in 2015. Walter provides his perspective on what works for him, and his latest experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro. As one who has experienced, and been part of, the process of technological change in cinema, Walters insights are deep and profound.
Sony PXW-FS5, in-depth interview: Tom Crocker, Sony, Europe
This incredibly lightweight camcorder breaks down to an astonishingly small size once handle, side-grip and lens have been removed; with all accessories attached this is a powerful, full featured Super 35mm camcorder in an incredibly light package. Tom Crocker, Product Manager for Sony Europe, gives us the complete rundown on Sonys latest camcorder. The PXW-FS5 offers 4K recording at 100mbps, HD recording at 10-bit 4:2:2 at up to 50 or 60P, slow motion at 240fps, and features the same sensor used in the Sony PMW-F55, PMW-F5 and PXW-FS7.
ONE OF A KIND – SHOOTING WITH THE JVC GY-LS300
The JVC GY-LS300 camcorder is one of a kind! This is the smallest, full-featured 4K camcorder on the market, with Super 35mm sensor, professional audio inputs and controls, and accessible switches for accessing key functions. For those who have used high-end professional cameras, this is a like a big camera shrunk down. The GY-LS300 is an affordable camcorder than offers tremendous capabilities. Record 4K at 150 mbps to SDXC card, or record HD 4:2:2 internal or over SDI, or 4K to external recorder over HDMI.
ON LOCATION WITH THE JVC GY-HM200 (INCLUDES LOW LIGHT TESTS)
Having worked with the GY-HM200 for several weeks, in real-world situations, I am totally impressed with this camera! It makes my life easier and I enjoy shooting with it. You need to get to know its ways and understand how to get the most out of the GY-HM200. For shooting HD or 4K this camera is one I intend to use for high-end, quick moving acquisition, when it would be impossible, difficult, or dangerous to work with a bigger camera.
LIGHTING WITH FELLONI LED PANELS
The Tecpro Felloni LED panels, distributed by dedolight are amazingly versatile. These lights are available in several different configurations: Bicolor Tunsten and daylight, Daylight only, Tungsten only. Different configuration can be powered from mains power, V-lock batteries, or Sony NPF type batteries. The Fellonis ships with standard diffuser. Also available is a grid, for directing the light, softbox and egg crate. No other portable LED solution offers all of these options. The Fellonis offer outstanding colour rendition, and this is obvious from the results!