ROLLING SHUTTER: 36 Hours in the Making of The Year of the Dragon

Jonah Kessel has posted a behind the scenes video of his fantastic piece for the New York Times shot on Canon DSLRs. Check out his write up here for more details about the shoot.

What happens when five filmmakers and friends get together to make a short video? Well, you come out with some extra footage.

This clip shows the 36 hour process (in 2 minutes and 40 seconds) it took Paul Morris, Kit Gillet, Jim Fields, Keith Bedford and myself to create “2012: The Year of the Dragon” for the New York Times.

See 2012: The Year of the Dragon here:

S-log For Dummies Video


S-log For Dummies from Matthew Allard on Vimeo.

Matthew Allard gives a run of how the S-log feature on the Sony F3 works.

Like me you probably hadn’t heard of S-log or even had the faintest idea about what it was or what it does.

S-log was originally only available on super high end cameras like the Sony F35. Now that it’s available for the F3 I thought I’d do some research and try and explain it in as simple language as possible. Now before I do I’m not some super tekkie guy or an engineer so i’m not even going to try and explain why it does what it does. I’m just going to explain what it does. I’m also happy to be corrected on anything I have gotten wrong. I have researched by reading various articles and i’ve tried to not make this article too technical.

In a nutshell, S-log is supposed to offer you exceptional tonal reproduction in both the high-lights and low-lights. In other words it can help expose the brightest part of your scene while still keeping the detail in the shadows. We have all shot something when to expose for the brightest part of a scene we have had to stop the camera down which ultimately means losing all the detail in the shadows. S-log helps you to keep some of that information you would normally lose, while also giving you greater range in the highlights.