Just over a year ago I went to Dungeness with the Letus Extreme and EX1. A stunning place on the South Coast of England, there’s nothing else like it. Totally unique. From the monolithic Nuclear power station to the tiny cottages, the derelict sheds and boats…it’s just a magnificent place to film.
I went back there on Sunday and dragged my dad along, so he could spend some quality time with me 😉 and so I could have a subject for my film. I told him this when we got down there!
This time I took with me the Sony EX3 and the lovely little Cinemek G35…mind you not so little on the EX3 with fully rigged up on my Zacuto system…
The great thing about the Cinemek G35 is it has no moving parts, so a lot less to go wrong. It also produces a stunning film like image. Not as sharp as the Letus Ultimate or as light efficient, but a totally different look. Like using a different film stock and that is completely what I was going for today.
I also love the way this adaptor looks on the EX3 with the Zacuto rig, like a rocket launcher. Damn sexy (for geeks anyway!)
Originally I graded this black and white then half way through realised it would look so much better with a dirt 70’s grade to it. I am making a short “how to” film, about how I did this with Magic Bullet Looks, for RGTV which will be available soon. All the vignettes are done in the grade.
The film stars both myself and my dad and has a semi-narrative to it, about our similarities ut also our differences…hope that doesn’t sound pretentiious.
You can also see a short clip explaining how I shoot with the G35 on the EX3 below
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My VERY cold Dad!
He shot on the XDCAM F350