Filmscape Supplies – ‘Hammer of the Gods’
Last year, Filmscape provided the Alexa packages for Vertigo Films’ ‘Hammer of the Gods.’
Landing this year, the Viking epic was shot over six weeks in Wales. You can see the newly released trailer here!
Filmscape Supplies – ‘Mr Sloane’
Throughout April and May, Filmscape have been supplying Big Talk Productions with twin Alexa camera packages for the upcoming ‘Mr Sloane.’ The series, starring Nick Frost and Olivia Coleman wraps in early June, and should roll out on Sky Atlantic next year.
DOP Ben Wheeler opted for Arri Alexa 4:3s and Cooke S4s for the 1960s aesthetic of the series, which is directed and written by the Emmy nominated Robert B Weide.
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Angenieux 45-120mm Optimo Short Zoom
Filmscape are excited to announce the receipt of the first of Angenieux’s new 45-120 short zooms. Complimenting the staple 15-40mm and 28-76mm lenses, the 45-120 is small, lightweight and fast at t2.8. This versatile lens is available immediately.
Cooke i/Panchro Prime Lens Set Uncoated/Coated
The Cooke i/Panchros are a smaller, lighter set of primes that compliment Cooke’s S4 range of lenses. Slightly slower at t2.8, the panchros offer the ‘Cooke look’ with a lower cost and lighter weight option. They are also uniquely available with uncoated front elements, giving a very flared effect similar to other vintage uncoated lenses without the troublesome housing. Available in 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm all T2.8.
More Canon C300s!
After receiving some of the first Canon C300s last month, their popularity has encouraged us to take delivery of a few more! The versatile EF mount cameras shoot at 50mb/s 1080p to CF cards, and are a popular option for broadcast and documentary shoots.
Filmscape stock a range of EF primes and lenses, including Zeiss Compact Prime sets and L Series zooms ranging from 16mm to 200mm.
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Filmscape have taken delivery of one of the UKs first F65 units. Sony’s flagship 4k camera provides a versatile alternative to the Arri Alexa and RED Epic, and with some incredibly impressive specs and advantages over both, provides some healthy competition.
The F65 has one of the most advanced sensors available, with 13 stops of dynamic range and an 8k sensor debayered to 4k 16GB/s RAW. It features onboard recording to up to 1TB SSD drives, rotary shutter as standard to eliminate the aliasing problems of it’s rivals and built in IRND filters.
No camera available has as varied a range of formats as the F65. For the biggest budgets it features the highest quality RAW recording to it’s onboard SR Memory cards. For anything else, the camera can be set to record a huge variety of formats right down to SRLite 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, giving productions a Prores equivalent to fit into their existing Alexa workflows.
Sony have partnered with all major post production software providers including Avid, Apple Quicktime, Scratch Lab and Yo Yotta to ensure that your workflow is in already in place. Virtually any existing Alexa workflow will work seamlessly with the F65, including the use of Cinedecks and Ki Pro external recorders if that’s what you need. There are a variety of possibilities in terms of format, and one of our technicians would be happy to talk you through it.
Call us today for a demo or an enquiry, F65s are available from mid February.
Director Mickey Voak and producer Toby Ross Southall used Filsmcape cameras for Camden band Tribes first two videos from their upcoming debut album ‘Baby’.
Shooting on the Arri Alexa, the video for Sappho can be viewed here.
And the second video for ‘We Were Children‘ shot in Camden Town using Canon 5Ds.
Filmscape wishes all the boys good luck with the launch!
Director Ryan Hope and Stamp Films recently used Filmscape Media’s Epic cameras for the video for new Saturdays single ‘All Fired Up’.
Veteran cinematographer Tony Miller used the Epic-M with Arri Masterprimes and took advantage of the cameras advanced low light capabilities in a dark studio at Three Mills.
The finished product can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdtIfp7WB0w
Keanu Reeves’ latest feature Ronin 47 is currently filming on Arri Alexas in and around the South East, and with important promotional material needing to be shot discreetly alongside the main unit meant DOP Trevor Forrest chose the Epic-M from Filmscape Media as a small, high quality way of capturing the action without slowing it down.
Whilst still early days for the Epic-M in terms of availability, many UK based features have already adopted it quickly for it’s size and incredible images, most notable ‘Jack the Giant Killer’, ‘Total Recall’ and Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus.’
This week Filmscape has seen the new arrival of a large batch of new cameras, most importantly the new Epic-M cameras from RED Digital Cinema.
With two of the first units in the country, these ground breaking cameras can shoot up to 300fps, output up to 5K resolution and can shoot up to 100fps at 5K. On top of that the unit itself can be stripped back into a fully self-sufficient body, with on small board batteries and solid-state recording. Continue reading →
Red Lion Films’ ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ has begun shooting in and around Greater London, and Filmscape Media is proud to be part of a huge collaboration of equipment rental companies assisting with the production.
Filmscape were on hand to provide eight Sony EX3 Cameras for main and second unit visual effects work under the guidance of world-renowned VFX supervisor Hoyt Yeatman. Continue reading →