07.16.2006 08:12 AM
Filmmakers use VariCam for PBS “design:e2” series

“design:e2(the economics of being environmentally conscious)” is a six-part PBS series that explores the vitality of the environment through eco-friendly architecture. Narrated by Brad Pitt, the series was shot with Panasonic’s AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema camera.

design:e2 was produced by Manhattan-based production company kontentreal, which also created the related website www.design-e2.com, featuring VariCam-shot podcasts. The design:e2 assignment also encompassed two 30-second commercial spots for series underwriter Autodesk, which was also shot with the VariCam.

kontentreal’s Tad Fettig served as director and as co-executive producer with Karena Albers. Rob Humphreys was the Director of Photography. design:e2 continues to debut throughout the PBS network this summer. A European launch is scheduled for September. Season two production begins in the fall.

Panasonic’s AJ-HDC27 VariCam replicates many of the key features of film-based image acquisition, including 24-frame progressive scan images, time lapse recording and a wide range of variable frame rates (4fps to 60fps in single-frame increments) for “overcranked” and “undercranked” off-speed in-camera effects. The AJ-HDC27 VariCam also features CineGamma software that permits Panasonic’s HD Cinema camera systems to more closely match the latitude of film stocks.

design:e2 was shot over eight weeks from September through November 2005, starting in Chicago, then in Stuttgart, Germany; Boston; New York City; Austin, TX; Mexico; China; and Singapore. The VariCam and lenses for the single-camera shoot were rented from Handheld Films in New York City.

For more information on Panasonic products visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology