12.22.2004 12:00 AM
Panasonic Varicam Captures 'Strange Days on Planet Earth'
The National Geographic series, "Strange Days on Planet Earth" was shot using the Panasonic Varicam HD cinema cameras.

A Panasonic Varicam AJ-HDC27 was used to capture the series about unusual mysteries in natural history and replicates film-based image acquisition, including 24-frame progressive scan images and time-lapse recording. The camera also comes with CineGamma software.

Five Varicam cameras were used to film land and underwater locations such in Nigeria, Alaska, St. Thomas, Trinidad and Hong Kong.

"Varicam really pushes color in unconventional ways--the underwater video looks better than 16 mm and we got extremely beautiful imagery on land," said Mark Shelley, executive producer, Sea Studios Foundation, who produced four one-hour episodes.

Macro photography and microscopy lenses were used to cover natural history production.

Director of photography (DP) Erich Roland said that "high-definition raises the bar for the DP" and because everything gets "big" he said that he has to be careful with the composition and the lighting within the frame.


Comments
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




Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

David Goggin /   Wednesday 03:01 PM
Sommer Introduces New Hybrid Cable at InfoComm
Clyne Media, Inc /   Wednesday 10:41 AM
Guitar Center and DirecTV Present Muse Live from The Mayan

 
Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology