Director : Luke Biggins
Ghetts was absolutely stellar to work with, really cool guy.
From the get go Luke made it clear he didn’t want to shoot on green screen and comp a red background in, I wasn’t fond of the idea either, it just would look not as authentic so to speak, also there was an extremely tight turn around as the video was being released a mere couple of weeks after the shoot date, just means being more creative with the edit and grading rather vfx artists keying and roto-ing… I am always in support of the director, even though a few questioned painting the actual studio red !
And I knew just the right camera for the job.
Rebel was shot on the Sony F65, for a final apsect ratio of 2.40. This is my 2nd experience shooting on the F65, the first was Daps - I am Ian Wright. As I stated before I strongly believe the F65 is still one of the best cameras of image quality out there to date. Having filmed on a deep red cyc with black artists in front and still maintain such great colour separation is just fantastic. Black s remained black and the texture is just incredible. Of course a compressed vimeo / youtube version you really can’t see the full benefits, but watching on TV as its on all nation wide music channels, does make a difference obviously.
The red used isn’t quite primary, but close enough, and the channels did not clip, and the blacks didn’t go muddy. We were recording on RAW-Lite no where near the full quality and we were still recording approximately 12mins / half Terabyte !!! we had to treat the shoot as if we were shooting on film as we were just chewing through hard drives.
If I can have full D.I.T support with this camera, I would seriously consider shooting on this for my next feature, and of course if production can afford the many hard drives needed…