Production Shots

Only a few days of the new year and we already completed a big promotional video for an awesome client, just in time for CES. The shoot on Friday went really well, we had our shot list and everyone was on time. Unfortunately there wasn’t a folding chair with my name on it but what can you do.

We decided to shoot at 3K, 16×9 so we could get the 47 fps to use for slow motion in post. What happened to the extra frame per second is anyone’s guess… The lighting was excellent and that RED really does make nice images.

Post Production:
We processed about 15 minutes (at 47fps) of 3K footage in roughly 7 hours which isn’t too bad if you know what to expect but also enough time to watch Titanic two times and cook a roast. It seems Adobe and Red have a new plug-in for native Red footage support but it is only for CS4 and I imagine it would be pretty CPU intensive.

Using RED’s software, I exported to QuickTime with the Pro Res codec at half resolution since you can’t down-res an image sequence and full resolution 3K would have been overkill for a 720p project.

Once in After Effects the keying was incredible, especially if you know the hassles of DV or HDV compression. After a month or so I may be able to show you what we came up with. I also used my animation preset for some of the camera moves too, you’ll be able to get your hands on it soon enough!

January 7th, 2009 @ 4:03 pm
Very Cool!!
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
Nice job Andrew
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:07 pm
you have a red!! damn you!!
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:09 pm
is this a red?
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:09 pm
Nice andrew.
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:10 pm
sry for double post! i only looked at the pic ;)
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:13 pm
Man I love the RED. We have three!
Ben Wotton
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:17 pm
You wanna rub it in any more? lol

be sure to mention the director's chair in your next contract!
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:21 pm
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:22 pm
Good to see some raw action photos. Nice camera by the way.

- Evan
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:24 pm
Is this your camera?

I dont think so (and if so, i am veryyyy envious) because I remember when you were asking if anyone in your area had a Red.

Are you renting it?
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:32 pm
How was shooting with the RED?
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:32 pm
I never said it was my RED :)
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
Nice Andrew!
Seems very concentrated in the second image ;)
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
...enough time to watch Titanic two times and cook a roast. hahaha Cool man. Those Red cams seem to shoot some really sweet stuff.
J Hunt
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:40 pm
That is some cool stuff. 7 hours for 15 minutes of footage. Sounds fun! But yeah, I definitely know the pain of keying DV footage, so I'm sure it's very much worth it. We just started using CS4 to work with native XDCAM footage, and it has been pretty nice, although the new Adobe Media Encoder has been tough to figure out.
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
Nice catch for CES. I did a few for last years show but budgets were not to be found this time. Congrats!
January 7th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
When you say you processed the footage for 7 hours, do you mean that is how long it took you to get the footage from the camera to a work station? The term for importing has changed maybe 7 times in the past 8 years for me so I just wanted to clarify. I'm sure others wondered as well.
Andrew Butler
January 7th, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
hahaha sweet...yea me and my DVX100b are going to go cry in the corner...I'm skipping red, straight to celluloid!

or not if I fail...haha
January 7th, 2009 @ 5:18 pm
you're using the red lenses.. next time go for the zeiss primes.. they're worth the extra cash.
Rebevin Llama
January 7th, 2009 @ 6:07 pm
Cool a RED!
January 7th, 2009 @ 6:26 pm
The more I see you working on a production, the sexier you and the crew get :)

Keep up the real world production blog posts, I wait patiently to see what you're up to.

January 7th, 2009 @ 6:37 pm
Please Andrew PLEASE, when will you come up with a product or a tutorial on broadcast motion graphics, show intros, bumpers, commercials etc etc.
January 7th, 2009 @ 6:59 pm
I agree on Angel Ortiz

"Please Andrew PLEASE, when will you come up with a product or a tutorial on broadcast motion graphics, show intros, bumpers, commercials etc etc."- Angel Ortiz
January 7th, 2009 @ 7:10 pm
From Uruguay
good luck!!, i love your jobs!
Andrew Larson
January 7th, 2009 @ 7:14 pm
So were you keying your footage at 3k and then scaling down to 720p? o what are your thoughts on the RED I wish I knew someone in my area that had on I would love to play with it and see how it works. I really like the freedom that the Red Code format gives ya. btw Keep up the good work Andrew, my partner and i have learned a ton from all of your tutorials.
January 7th, 2009 @ 7:14 pm
Did you light the greenscreen in 5600k? I heard the Red does much better with greenscreen shot in daylight.
January 7th, 2009 @ 7:33 pm
Man, nice gear. I've got a JVC GZ-HD3U, a green sheet I bought from Winners (ironically, it seems), a reflective light board thingy from Videomaker magazine, a Sony WCS-999 wireless mic, and some extra AA batteries. I'm so small potatoes... the only thing that gives me any legitimacy is owning everything you've ever sold.

You rock, Andrew!
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:00 pm
I wonder how much disk space was taken up with these 15 minutes. Heh.
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:09 pm
Hopefully after the economy recovers, it will be Red Cameras for all!!!! It's truly depressing shooting 1080i, then watching your footage next to 3k res. Can't watch to see the finished product AK.
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

what lenses did u use on the RED ?
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:13 pm
Oh - I see the Red lenses - as said, if you can afford Zeiss lenses, go for them - they will blow u away !
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:26 pm
how was working with the RED camera?'
few of my friends said it was awesome.
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
*drooools over that RED...* then gets lost in thought of using one......
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
Working with the RED cam is great, very easy and great menu system. It's important to have a good tripod of course. We have a nice set of Prime lenses but it's not ideal when you are moving the camera a lot and reframing shots for motion graphics.
Dustin James
January 7th, 2009 @ 8:51 pm
So... RED...

Now that you've used one, do you think I should put out for scarlet since it seems more bang for the buck, or stick with a P2 or other HDV cam?

I really want a RED... but I don't really know a whole bunch on the camera side of things... but with an affordable one on its way, I would be willing to buy one and then learn.

I don't own any lenses either, so it would be a long term investment.

What is your take, now that you've dipped your hand in the punch?
January 7th, 2009 @ 9:24 pm
Very cool stuff, Andrew.
I love our RED camera to pieces. We have the RED ONE, and I've never seen anything so awesome looking. Sometimes it seems better than vision, ya know? Sure would love to do 47 fps, though.
the real smithy
January 7th, 2009 @ 9:26 pm
Nice Camera Andrew

Q. What Make is it? Are you using HDD to capture footage or still using tapes?
January 7th, 2009 @ 9:38 pm
Nice to see you work with the R1 Andrew. The more I shoot with it, the more I like it and learn new things about it.

Regarding lighting greenscreen for daylight balanced lights, it's the best for the R1 considering it's a daylight balanced sensor. If you don't have daylight balanced lights, use an 80B or 80C filter. It does wonders, but you have to make sure to compensate for the light loss.

The RED lenses are optically pretty decent, they aren't Zeiss or Cooke primes but they do the job and quick and lower budget shoots. I own the 300 prime ,and the 18-50mm zoom, I like them a lot but have been using Nikon lenses more often.
January 7th, 2009 @ 9:50 pm
Been looking at the RED, she's quite attractive, pity about the other guy on the sofa with her...

Happy new year!
January 7th, 2009 @ 10:59 pm
Cool you have a very nice camera Andrew.
January 7th, 2009 @ 11:29 pm
Hey AK, are you really a cameraoperator at Final Image? Or are these pictures with you on the Red just for promotion purposes?
I mean dont get me wrong, I have no doubt that you are skilled enough to do this, but you can´t do everything from shooting to editing to blogging to tutorials to bad joking...don`t you? :)
James Price
January 7th, 2009 @ 11:34 pm
I have worked with .R3d files within CS4 and you are right, at 4k it is pretty demanding but the great thing is that you can drop drop down to quarter red and still see what is going on nicely, do your work..then up the red for output to Dpx or quicktime down conversions.
I have shot 4k at 2:1 ratio for my projects as I find it gives me far more options in post.
I rock running x64 windows with 8gb ram, 2tb Hd etc..and it feels like it is running ok at 4k but anymore then it would get scary.

As the Ae plug is the beta version, it still has a way to go..I would like curve data to be transferable between RedCine and AE for example.
As you probably found out, keying from properly lit Red footage can be an absolute results on green is daylight balanced with filtered lens.

I would be keen to learn about your experiences with Red and your AE workflow andrew :)
James Price
January 7th, 2009 @ 11:48 pm
Quarter red = quarter resolution
Full red = full resolution

damn pesky predictive spelling on my iPod!
January 7th, 2009 @ 11:55 pm
who is that that girl...andrew is that your wife?
Yogesh Chauhan
January 8th, 2009 @ 12:10 am
Wow thats pretty amazin'. I'd like to see the end product
January 8th, 2009 @ 12:18 am
About the Pro Res codec, don't you think guys it darkens the color too much?
I've been using Apple Intermediate Codec lately. It seems to keep lightness better and less weight also.
January 8th, 2009 @ 12:38 am
illd wrote: "Hey AK, are you really a camera operator at Final Image? Or are these pictures with you on the Red just for promotion purposes?
I mean dont get me wrong, I have no doubt that you are skilled enough to do this, but you can´t do everything from shooting to editing to blogging to tutorials to bad joking…don`t you?"

Depends on the gig, It's my company so I guess I can do what I want. If there is budget for a good DP I'll hire one but otherwise I do the shooting. Especially if I'm doing the FX work. Think of all the shots you have worked on where the DP didn't think about the post production problem they have caused. I'm very careful to shoot to avoid problems in post to save room for the unexpected ones. Of course I have a crew to help on set unlike the old days when I was running around doing it all. But those were fun times.
January 8th, 2009 @ 12:47 am
Very exciting stuff. Thank you for sharing.
Can't wait to see what it looks like when finished.
January 8th, 2009 @ 2:13 am
Nice Camera and hefty price tag. Maybe if I ever hit the lottery or find a rich girlfriend I will get one.
January 8th, 2009 @ 2:30 am
Man... if you saw what I am using for a video camera, you'd die laughing. I didn't know people were using cameras like that. :)
January 8th, 2009 @ 2:40 am
Wow this camera looks like a big machine gun!
By the way, could you post some videos you worked on? Just to see what Mr Andrew is able to do... ;)
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:11 am
i love the red-one but i hate the red software. its like from another planet made for a wireless brain-interface. ...or maybe i have to study the manual :).
hope you can show us some keyed-images - unfortunately my red experience was without greenscreen or any other vfx.
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:14 am
btw...great photo - you have a very long arm ;)
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:24 am
MEN! that cam "RED" is too much in everything. I did a lil research on it. It'll require a prof. to get a good picture out of it though. And for the record, am buying one next week... after robbing a bank opposite my house.
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:32 am
Hummmm.... you should consider shooting with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR!

I was looking at some footage yesterday.. pretty amazing.

While I was watching it, I was thinking about that Redrock Micro adapter you mentioned. There is really no need for that anymore. It's amazing what can be done with DLSR's now. The DOF looks awesome.

Here is the footage for anyone who has who hasn't seen it already:

Pretty amazing stuff.
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:34 am
Awwwww Andrew
you look so sweet in the picha :))
great to see the work you are on....
keep up the spirits high !
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:59 am
I can't wait to get the preset!
January 8th, 2009 @ 4:18 am
was wondering about the words 3k,
does it means 3000 pixels or what?
Thx for a good site!
January 8th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
Very cool! Thanks for sharing
January 8th, 2009 @ 5:33 am
Silly question: Do you always bite your tongue when you are shooting? :)
January 8th, 2009 @ 5:51 am
Oh Andrew gr8 goin, keep up the gudwork, BTW can't wait for the new Preset & Tut. thnx
January 8th, 2009 @ 5:52 am
And where is the promotional video to see? Hm, cant find it.
January 8th, 2009 @ 5:55 am
ah, sry. didnt see. you wrote after a month or so... sry ;-)
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:13 am
Very cool. I wish I had a RED camera :(
G Man
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:48 am
very expensive....
January 8th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
cool to see! I´m very excited to see how your new preset works! Do we have to pay for the preset? Don´t get me wrong, i would pay! :) You deserve it!


Bader Ahmed
January 8th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
Hi Andrew !

can you lend me this Amazing camera for just one day?

really, not able to control myself looking at this gear at production Location>

Can you tell some Tips on How To "Filmmaking"

January 8th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
Another it true that the RED is getting very hot in a short time of using?
January 8th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
Always love to see the machine at work, I cant wait to work with some r3d footage.
Ruud V
January 8th, 2009 @ 7:49 am
Yeah that RED would probably go for about $25,000 I'm guessing. You could buy a nice car for that kind of money.
Thorsten Miess
January 8th, 2009 @ 8:10 am
RED seems to be popular now
Alan Martinez
January 8th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
Hi andrew, this is my firts post on your website, and also im a newbie in AE and other postproduction programs, i have a career in Communications but i dont know very much about frame rates, fps, and all that kind of stuff. Im very interested in making a great videoproduction work for my area. I have learned a lot from your tutorials and i have a guide notebook that i made specially for yout tutos. I know that you have a great knowledge about production and postproduction, and i was wondering if you can help me to understand the basic precepts of frame rates and how to use it in posproduction and all this things. Also it would me great to have you as a contact on my msn.My email is
Im starting my work just as you started, im making all the work by myself.
Hope you can help me and feed me back to my email.
Greetings and also, Happy new year, the best for this 09, for you, your family and your friends.
January 8th, 2009 @ 8:57 am
calling from Leeds Uk - haha why have you hyperlinked "roast"? nutter! Im looking forward to seeing your new techniques.
over and out!!!
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:06 am
Is she available? WOWWYWOW!
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:25 am
Hi AK: Would you care to explain the process of bringing down from 47fps to whatever fps your project might be? And the different effects you can acomplish with that?

Also, I'm sure working on 3K must be really demanding on your editing system. Any recommendations regarding that? Do you use proxies? The Red plugin for AE?

O so many questions...

Thanks for sharing this :-)
Phill Jinks
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:38 am
Do you have to stick your tongue on when using the RED or is that optional?
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:43 am
That's really cool! But is the red a good, digital replacement for film? Many says that this is a leap forward in digital cameras technology, and it gives the same results as a real 35mm film camera :)
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:56 am
Hi, my name is Daniel and i am writing you from Peru, sorry because my bad english, i just want to say thanks by tour website, its amazing and really help to other people (like me) to learn more about this fucking awesome job hehehe, well i hope have news about you and you work, i am working with the RED too and thats incredible format to composite. I hope you can see my blog and see my jobs, now i am working with Nuke and Digital Fusion, i know you are AE pro user but i want o all ways what you think abouts this compositing software.

Best Regards!
Saludos desde Peru!
January 8th, 2009 @ 11:11 am
I CAN'T WAIT for the new effects.

me and my borther are waiting for you Andrew :)

Can't wait lol
January 8th, 2009 @ 11:46 am
Very Great!
In future maybe we will see you in Hollywood!!
The Red is very nice. Godspeed!

Here, our new Snowboard-Video. It is for a challenge:
January 8th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
That one pictures makes me afraid that Andrew is going to jump up from behind my couch and start filming.
January 8th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm
can we see the promo video finished?
January 8th, 2009 @ 1:50 pm
Very jealous.
January 8th, 2009 @ 2:02 pm
in about month or more.
January 8th, 2009 @ 2:12 pm
Hey, is that a Nintendo DS that the girl is playing?
January 8th, 2009 @ 2:28 pm
It's a nintendo ds commercial!

January 8th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
ugh been waiting for the preset :( hope it comes out soon, on the other hand your business and all must be busy, you guys are one of the best or are the best :)
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:22 pm
If i ever got the chance, i would mind meld with you, Spock sytle. LOL
January 8th, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
Hello Andrew!

Awesome job with the tutorials and the site. I follow your site daily for new updates. I have a request for tutorial, if I may, and this blog entry could not be a more perfect place to ask you for it: a tutorial about shooting standards (what res to use for TV purposes and what for cinemas, what fps, what kind of lenses to use for what kind of shots, so on and so forth).

Or maybe there is something in the DVD's from the site's store that might contain something like this?

Hope I'm not imposing, and thank you for your time.
January 8th, 2009 @ 4:05 pm
Andrew, do you have any tips for green screen setup, regarding lighting? Your screen looks well lit and you light the subject well too.
January 8th, 2009 @ 5:59 pm
you have RED..... *cries*
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:02 pm
Can we see the video?


P.S. Nice RED!
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:04 pm
your filming in 3k? I'm still at 1k hahaah . can't wait for those presets!
Justin Jones
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:12 pm
by DJackson
January 8th, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

"Andrew, do you have any tips for green screen setup, regarding lighting? Your screen looks well lit and you light the subject well too."

You did just answer your own question just now, you know that right?
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:44 pm
Wow, a Red.
I thought I was pimp when I got my HV30 not too long ago ;)
Look forward to seeing the end result.
January 8th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
Hey, pretty neat stuff Andrew! I hope to do this kind of stuff one day.

What is the commercial for, want to be able to point it out to friends and family when/if we see it.
January 8th, 2009 @ 7:15 pm
Why is the light in the back not lit? (to prevent lens flares?) also is that a 600 watt.
January 8th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm
It's good to know people who at least have a "RED ONE"! Nice they let you borrow it!!
January 8th, 2009 @ 8:00 pm
using a RED for my next shoot in feb. looking forward to it
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:26 pm
Hi Andrew

I no that you wont have time to reply but I was just wondering where the vocal audio comes from in the meteor the voices that you can here when Tino turns and sees the meteor coming

Kindest Regards
January 8th, 2009 @ 9:48 pm
AAA! Red One Camera!!!
January 9th, 2009 @ 1:22 am
I'm going to be a little different and say, "that RED is carp"... "who would buy a camera made by the guy who started a sunglasses co.?" :rolls eyes:

jks... lol

Oakley and RED rulz yo! _\m/
January 9th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
Hi Andrew,

Can u please explain how to lighten up the Green Screen. I have tried to do it several times but it gives a yellowing tinge with the halogen lights of 500W each.

Which lights do u use and whats the setup.


January 9th, 2009 @ 4:15 am
Hey Andrew, is there a bio about you or Final Image on here? i was wondering like when you first set it up and how long till you started getting consistant clients?

i also heard somewhere that the makers of Red are or have released a cheaper better camera? (unsure if cheaper)
January 9th, 2009 @ 7:44 am
Thanks ...
wish we can work with you man ..
you are so Gifted.
January 9th, 2009 @ 8:03 am
Justin you said "You did just answer your own question just now, you know that right?"

Hehe, well I know that sort of...

I guess I meant and I should have asked if Andrew had a tutorial about proper light setup to make it well lit and the subject well lit. What lights does he use, things like that :)
January 9th, 2009 @ 9:04 am
Hi Andrew, I shoot the RAINBOW movie with the RED and you gave me the tip with tha COLORAMA effect for the rainbow compositing. Thank you and have fun with the RED (she wonderful, but a diva).

RED # 4715 / Rolf, Stuttgart, Germany
Arjan Elsinga
January 9th, 2009 @ 11:01 am
Hey Andrew,

Looks nice. I wonder what you are looking at in de 'over-the-shoulder' shot. Since you're tounge is sticking out, it must be a pretty sight ;) Or is it the heavy camera?.....nah!

Greetz from the Netherlands.
January 9th, 2009 @ 11:10 am
hey andew,
Don't worry from next time we'll add extra budget fir the production chair wid ur name lol!!! very nice to have a frnd like u!!! keep d good work!! bye
January 9th, 2009 @ 12:23 pm
You lucky man!
I would trade my lags for that camera!:P
January 9th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
what is this for....looks that camera!
January 9th, 2009 @ 10:03 pm
I know this is way off topic...but....are you still working on or going to do a Action Movie Essentials 2? I thought you said a long time ago you were going to start filming in December. Also if I remember correctly wasn't there some sort of talk about Riot Gear 2?
bruce davis
January 9th, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
wow guys keep on moving
January 10th, 2009 @ 1:05 am
Hmm, could it be a Version Commercial? That thing she's holding kind of looks like the Storm, and the color scheme of the outfits would go with it...

Anyway, the RED looks amazing, although it does sound like getting footage off of it can be a hassle.
January 10th, 2009 @ 10:17 am
Hey Andrew !
I wanna ask you question " because you're filmmaker " :
What's the different between these Big camera and GZ-HD7 form jvc " link is below " and this camera too Sony T500

GZ-HD7 & T500 video size : 1280 x 750 and more ..


I hope see your new video ..
January 10th, 2009 @ 10:25 am
Put your tongue in your mouth... you fall and you'll bite it right off haha.

Lookin good
January 10th, 2009 @ 11:28 am
Andrew Kaveman Never Falls!
January 10th, 2009 @ 2:21 pm
Dear all,
of course a great hardware like RED is really exciting, but if you have a great idea you don't need it...
Lewis Nakivell
January 10th, 2009 @ 2:37 pm
my email is
January 10th, 2009 @ 10:39 pm
Must be a good client if you get to work with her...
January 11th, 2009 @ 2:18 am
lucky bastard ;p
January 11th, 2009 @ 7:41 am
oops you get red oh my god
u gonna be crazy
ok be blessed
January 11th, 2009 @ 4:23 pm
any updates about the ironman hud tutorial?
January 11th, 2009 @ 11:32 pm
FCP can use for red cam?
January 12th, 2009 @ 12:27 am
Can't wait for the NEW TUT, plz make it soon Andrew!

thnx, Sandy
January 12th, 2009 @ 2:59 am
Wow looks good. Hope we will soon see your new movie
January 12th, 2009 @ 4:05 am
FCP is really great
January 12th, 2009 @ 4:24 am
I want to see the final video......!!!
David Stone
January 12th, 2009 @ 5:57 am
Andrew, you said its a promotional video. Ok, then tell us approximately where and when we will be able to find and take a look at your final work, please.
Jim Stone
January 12th, 2009 @ 8:40 am
how much does the gear cost that you are using? I've looked into the RED and the gear is pretty expensive and you'd have to be getting good gigs to justify the cost of the red!

hope the project is going well and look forward to seeing the end results. :o)
Ricardo Sassaki
January 12th, 2009 @ 10:06 am
Hey, check it out these videos about a production using RED.
Awesome shots by the way.

See ya!
January 12th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm
So where's the video you shot? Dying to see more RED footage. Especially from you, Andrew!
January 12th, 2009 @ 3:52 pm
Just putting some things together.....awesome client, promo video, using a RED and just in time for it possible it is a video for RED? in exchange for the use of the camera?

Just a thought. I'd love to be in that position. At the moment I will settle for picking up and HV30 or at the very most a GL2.
January 12th, 2009 @ 4:09 pm
Do you plan to Get Scarlet or Epic in the future?
January 12th, 2009 @ 5:48 pm
Congrats on the project, I'm sure it came out great!

I also wanted to say congratulations on your 5 cow review for Designer Sound FX at Creative Cow!

January 13th, 2009 @ 3:51 am
Andy! Great job. It's good to see your progression into the bigleague! You should by a Red, but not a red one. Wait untill early next year and splash out on a scarlet 3K! I really want to get the fixed lense box but I guess you would use a longer length. Regardless. Your tutorials kick all other tutorial sources in the nads and steal their wallets. Your tutorials have instilled a love of motion graphics and film-making, so much so tht I hope to g to uni to study it! :D

Thanks again from Australia!!!
January 13th, 2009 @ 5:00 am
Do you have the promotional piece that you were working on visible on the web? would like to see. Looks like you have a green room instead of a green screen there.
DAMN I'm envious of the RED LOL
January 13th, 2009 @ 1:09 pm
Two words: modular setup

Can't wait to see what kinds of trouble you get into next man. Great stuff.
January 14th, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
Wow RedOne O-o :d
January 14th, 2009 @ 4:19 pm
...I feel so stupid...but what's a RED? -_- I know it's a camera, but what's it's features? Why is it so special?
January 14th, 2009 @ 5:27 pm
HI Andrew.
my name is Henry. sorry because my bad english.
I have a good time for After effects education.
very expensive...
January 14th, 2009 @ 6:26 pm
I have a question about the workflow you guys were using. Why use quickitme files for the comp work? I've been involved in a few RED jobs, and we always transcoded to DPX or Cineon files for the composites, then rendered out the same for the colorist. You're kinda locked in with the quickitme files, not to mention the gamma shift problems with prores and final cut.

Working with the RED is nice, and the keys are 100 times better (when lit well) than DVC-PRO or any compressed video source for that matter. I agree with the earlier post that it really would be nice to get the curve data for the LUT from RedCine to AE, or even some kind of hack, just so we all know what the true look is supposed to be with the R3D files.

Maybe you can expand on the workflow you used in another post sometime?

January 22nd, 2009 @ 1:14 am
Hey Andrew,
You've used a Mac on this since Pro Res only exists in Mac. Am I right?
I would really find it useful if you explained what you did how you shot it on this blog. Like keeping us posted with the details of how you down-converted the footage and how did AE handle the Pro Res Footage.
Also if you're working on a mac, I've noticed that in the bonus of the Evolution DVD you are doing a demo in Motion. Is it possible that you do other Tutorials on Motion? All the other stuff that's there sucks compared to your teaching style.
I've learned compositing purely from your website and DVD's. So thank you for sharing the knowledge.
February 27th, 2009 @ 2:12 pm
glad to see andrew in the pic .. man i always wondered whos this guy giving top class pro tutorials for free and with gr8 sense of humor... dude u rock ... wish we will someday work on some project together .. regards
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:22 am
Would love to see the finished product!

Video Production London
October 27th, 2009 @ 9:51 am
hahaha first time i saw the comments like 'damn you have a RED' I thought everybody was talking about the girl with red hair lol
November 10th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
Is there a finished product? Or is the whole video canceled?
June 3rd, 2010 @ 4:30 pm
Can we see the finished product... Please :) ...
regards for U Andrew....
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