This is the latest demo reel for Director of Photography Cody Cuellar. His works include feature films, commercials, music videos and short films. Most of the footage in this reel was shot with the Red Epic or Red One cameras. Cody is available for hire with our Red Epic camera, along with package deals for DP, DIT and Epic rentals. Contact us now for more information.
Preface from the author: There is no real scientific setup to these tests, it’s purely a real-world sample of the practical application of HDRx vs under exposure with the Red Epic. It’s in no-way a perfect representation of the function, but more or less just one real-world case and how it can be used in some instances to reduce noise.
Up until recently we haven’t done a lot of testing with the HDRx function with the Epic, as 13+ stops of dynamic range is plenty in almost every situation, at least the way I typically like to shoot. One of the main issues with motion HDR is that it’s just too much latitude, and once you bring the contrast back to where you want it, you could have shot the original image and graded it to look almost identical. What I wanted to try to show is how it can be thought of to reduce shadow noise more-so than just protect highlights, especially when the final image is meant to look low contrast. It’s essentially saying the same thing, but just thinking about it differently in terms of exposure since with digital you typically expose for the highlights and let the shadows fall where they may – or add more light to these areas of the scene. Continue reading →
We are proud to show you Red Sky Pictures newest demo reel showcasing our Film, TV and Commercial color correction services. We grade in the professional software Davinci Resolve utilizing high-end computer systems and hardware, which gives us unparalleled control to make the necessary color adjustments for creative and technical purposes.
Bringing your project to us for a dedicated color correction pass is a necessary step to finishing your film, commercial, or documentary. No camera has the proper controls, and no production has the time or budget necessary to get the look 100% in camera. Additionally, most of the time editors are working off of low res or “proxy” files that are nowhere near the resolution and quality necessary for your finished project. During color correction at Red Sky Pictures, we conform your project back to the original, highest quality version of the media before beginning any work. We can start from scratch building new looks to your creative taste, or work from the starting point the production team carefully crafted on set.
Red Sky Pictures recently completed color correction on a new suspense-thriller independent feature film trailer for “The Insomniac.” Written by Eddy Salazar and directed by Monty Miranda, this intense new film stars Eddy Salazar, Clare Grant, Danny Trejo, and John Heard.
In today’s lesson we’ll be importing and setting up the metadata pass on Red One Footage. I’ll explain a few things I talked about in the video in more detail and hopefully answer any questions you have. If you want to know more, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll address it. Read below to get a little more in-depth explanations of various parts of the tutorial. Continue reading →