Friday, December 20, 2013
Top pros share the gear they can’t live without
This camera has an incredible array of accessories to change configurations as needed in order to cover just about anything you can think of. At last, I now have a camera that allows me to capture the highest-quality motion images than ever before possible with any camera, film or digital, yet still also allowing to extract still images of 19 megapixels, and while not wanting to compare in image size to some of the new medium-format digital backs with up to 80 megapixels, I give up the extra pixels for the overall capacities that the RED EPIC DRAGON brings in both worlds of motion and still image capture together with a freedom of configurations like none that has existed before. It's a camera that could go from Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters for a 4K or IMAX printout, to a fashion photographer's set, to print magazine spreads and large prints, with no problem at all.
Juilliard Box. I got the Juilliard box a million years ago from a dancer attending the JUILLIARD School. It's a 16x18x17-inch, square-ish wooden box with JUILLIARD stenciled on the side, and it was part of a dance that he was doing. He left it for me at the studio, and the box turned into the "everything" box. We do castings on it. We stand on it to get height instead of apple boxes. We use it for seated beauty. Basically, anytime we need to do anything that requires a box, we use the JUILLIARD box. Years later, we even repainted the box black, but made sure not to cover the stencils. One time we had the creative directors of Juilliard at the studio, and they asked, "Did you steal our box?" It was a funny moment.
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