CineAlta #5


This issue has a major Australasian, with the lead 32 page article covering the Katy Perry 4K concert shoot in Sydney at the end of last year, using twelve F55s and several FS7s!

The publication is focused on production stories told directly by filmmakers. It is intended to be an educational resource on how Sony’s large sensor cameras are being used in the real world, incorporating all genres such as fashion, documentary, feature film, music video, commercials, episodic television and much more. All CineAlta magazine issues are available here.


In this issue:

All Access – Katy Perry in 4K – Prismatic World Tour:
Live concert production with fifteen Sony 4K cameras
An extensive production story told by the Director, Cinematographer, and DIT on why the F55 stands alone in covering live concert production with Shallow Depth of Field in 4K

A crack international crew of seasoned veterans rolled camera on an extraordinary live shoot in Sydney. All eyes — as well as fifteen Sony 4K cameras — were trained on Katy Perry as she launched another knockout performance on her Prismatic World Tour. Behind the scenes, Director Russell Thomas was overseeing one of the first ever F55 4K multi-camera concert films to fully incorporate an OB infrastructure.
The Wonder List – Written by Philip Bloom – CNN’s lifestyle documentary series with the F55
Renowned filmmaker and social media guru Philip Bloom covers the globe in this diverse lifestyle documentary series putting the F55 through its paces in some very challenging environments from the Galapagos Islands to the Piazza San Marco. A great read on the quality and durability of the F55
The World of Cry Havoc Productions – by Dylan Weiss
For nearly a decade and half their indie production company, Cry Havoc, has specialized in high-performance factual documentaries for national and international cable networks. The majority of their work focuses on exploring the automotive world. Dylan takes us through a super cars documentary, amongst other projects, shot with the F5
The Second Best Marigold Hotel –by Jon Fauer, ASC. Director of Photography Ben Smithard, BSC (his second film shot on the F65 following Belle) Join a conversation with Ben as he takes you to India and discusses how using the Sony F65 created the look and feel of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Ci-eeing through the cloud – by Melanie Nelson and David Rosen
Sony Cloud Production Services Ci allow productions to capture, colour, and review — from anywhere in the world – Part one in a series

In April 2013, Sony’s Cloud Production Services was created and delivered Ci, a cloud-based collaborative production workspace with the industry’s first production applications designed to upload, preview, share, create, and archive high-value, high-resolution content. Learn how the F5, and F55 cameras connect and how CineAlta customers with their clients can collaborate on projects.

For a limited time, F5, F55 CineAlta customers get a 60 day FREE trial of Ci production services, details in the magazine. – Expires April 30th
Powers – by David Heuring 
On the shifting landscape of television, another landmark passed this March, when Powers, the small-screen adaptation of the noir comic book series of that name, premiered. In addition to the combination of police procedural and superhuman powers, what’s unique about Powers is that it is the first original live-action television series on Sony’s PlayStation Network. It’s also the latest in a growing list of over-the-top content shot with Sony’s F55 4K cameras.  The production story also features an exclusive interview with sound engineer legend, Agamemnon Andrianos on using Sony’s high end DWX audio system on this production
A Bet’s a Bet – Shooting a raunchy comedy in fifteen days – by Director of Photography Jendra Jarnagin
Jendra takes us through her feature film, shot on F55’s in 4K in just 15 days! A Bet’s A Bet was released in the US on DVD and VOD in January 2015, and will be available worldwide in June 2015. (International title: The Opposite Sex)
Time Warner Cable Sports – Produced by Mike DesRoches
At Time Warner Cable Sports (TWC Sports), the Production Operations Department strives to provide their regional sports networks’ professional team partners — the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and Los Angeles Dodgers — with compelling, high quality images. These images, which are critical to telling a better story, support Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s, Time Warner Cable Deportes’ and SportsNet LA’s programming philosophies of depth and access, which give fans an in-depth look into every aspect of their favorite teams. The team explains the various workflows and departments taking advantage of the F55 at TWC SPORTS, including ENG, live game action and much more. The new shoulder mount DOC is also featured in this story

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