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Dec
11

two red scarlets for salviascope

Scarlet-X #00366 & Scarlet-X #00572

2011 has been an incredibly busy and exciting year. I’m pleased to announce 2012 will see the launch of a new business venture, Salviascope, a family affair combining the production talents of myself, my brother Jon and my father Tory.  And just in time to cheer in the New Year, we’re ecstatic to have received two Scarlet-X cameras, #00366 and #00572 (names pending), from RED Digital Cinema.

We will have many updates coming soon detailing Salviascope services and strategic production and post partnerships.  In addition to offering this two camera package for commercial, broadcast, documentary & feature film production, these two Scarlets are destined for native 3D acquisition.  Wanted to start spreading the word here first, again more details to come in the coming days and weeks.

It goes without saying that I’m incredibly proud to be a member of the IdentityFX team.  Leo Vezzali, David Scott and Alison Savitch have put together an amazing portfolio of work and artists.  With access to these cameras, Identity FX, Inc. offers an industry leading, closed-loop workflow for managing full RAW, full 3D story telling from on set acquisition to final 4K theatrical deliverable.

Look for workflow diagrams outlining cutting edge pipelines for on set and near set  quality control and data management solutions, a front of line stereo 3D tech pass, full 3d offline editorial options, 2D to 3D conversion for traditional and hybrid stereo productions, fully optimized VFX tracking and execution for MochaPro and Nuke, native stereo 3d optimization and more (as if that isn’t enough) in the coming weeks.

REDucation December 2010. Photo by Ted Schilowitz.

I’d like to give a big shout out to Ted Schilowitz from RED and Mark Pederson from OFFHOLLYWOOD for their continued support.  You couldn’t ask for two better people to know in the RED community and I feel lucky to consider them my colleagues.  Humbly following in Ted and Mark’s footsteps, I look forward to doing my part to make 2012 the best year yet for everyone involved in the RED community.

The last 48 hours have been quite exciting, receiving word that the Scarlets were available, making the drive to Irvine to pick them up, and then un-boxing them with my good friends and IdentityFX co-workers Neil Thompsett & Seth Martin.  Here’s a few obligatory un-boxing pics for posterity:

Neil manned the 5dmarkii with a 16-35mm 2.8L.

This very quickly degenerated into the-cheesiest-un-boxing-pic-contest.  You may know Seth from a recently published article on Imagineer System’s website where he was listed as Roto and VFX Supervisor.

And you may know Neil from such animated classics as Finger City Dreaming and Alexander the Straight.

I think Seth won the cheesy pic contest with this gem.  I believe the paper wrap from Red is some of the highest resolution packaging I’ve ever seen.

We were all acting like a bunch of kids.  I felt like Ralphie opening his brand new Red Ryder BB gun.

Eventually, the cheesiness wore off.  Shock and awe were all that remained.  These cameras are pure sexiness, I am so happy to be a Scarlet owner.  Slowly working my way through the manual, Neil and Seth have some scripts in the works, and I believe a native 3D short film should be in production by middle of Q1 2012.  In the meantime, a big Happy New Year to everyone out there!

proactively • stereoscopically 4k capable • peter




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