Joined: 27 Feb 2009
Location: Santa Cruz
|Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:06 pm Post subject: Could this be the best way to shoot, DIT and edit with RED?
One of the biggest challenges we face with RED is understanding what this beast can do and how you should best go about taking advantage of it's massive potential in both shoot and post. For anyone who needs a real life solution to working with RED or HDCAM or any other "do it where?" type of question this might be helpful...
"Introducing "The Big RED Bus" - okay, so that's not exactly accurate, it's actually 32 feet of white and grey striped shiny new luxury RV... not red and not even a bus - but it certainly is big!
It's what is inside that counts: two very complete 4k edit suites, or DIT and color correction/look grading stations, or a mobile base for our RED One and Sony F900 camera systems plus all the usual audio and lighting goodies, somewhere comfortable to take have lunch and watch the already color graded morning's rushes, a transport for up to ten crew and equipment, a coffee and shower escape pod - or any combination of these. The Big RED Bus is even completely self-sufficient for 3 days or more. and can operate anywhere we can drive to, with our crew, camera outfits and post suites, your own or some wickedly effective combination.
So, is it the perfect "edit as you shoot" or "post at my pad" solution? The complete camera system and DIT base? The answer to a 2nd unit prayer? Or simply THE way to approach any location or studio shoot, and save time and budget by getting things done right the first time, compressing your production schedule, reducing over-shoots, controlling the look and eliminating costly "fix it in post" problems? Well... Yes, yes, yes and most definitely yes!
But we were so wrong about the Big, RED and Bus thing - perhaps you should check it out for yourself at http://www.REDontheROAD.com..."