9.14.2020

_____ Theatre's "Red, Hot and Soul" coming via live stream on September 26th.


Chanel singing a medley of ________________ songs. Freeze frame from 4K video shot on a Panasonic G9+Pan/Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 mounted on a DJI Ronin-S gimbal. Filmed on the stage at the ______ Theatre. 

More event info: Zach Event

Video production: Joshua Cummins, Producer/Director

Kirk Tuck, Cinematographer, camera operator

Volunteering? Just remember: "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished." 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait! That's a still frame from a moving video of a moving subject? At what fps???

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Yes. Still frame. From a moving gimbal shot, from a Panasonic G9 of a fast moving singer in the middle of a rocking good song. KT

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

24 fps

Chappy Achen said...

Love it, thanks for posting.

Raymond Charette said...

Everything's soft ... except where it counts - the face.
Very impressive!

Anonymous said...

You once posted a picture of a dancer that showed movement back in your early rx-10 days. It was in the rehearsal stage with its horrid lighting. I realized then that, given the right context, I liked pictures that showed some movement. But this one is so much better. What a wonderful picture.

Jay

Michael Matthews said...

Saw the promo.....I guess that's what they mean by "buttery smooth". Nice.

Gato said...

Love the preview -- thanks for the update

Ronman said...

An m4/3 sensor on a powered gimbal. Just goes to show I suppose, good operators knowing the equipment can deliver the goods. Kirk, if I may be so bold, this I believe is why so many of your audience appreciates your blog. You work as a professional and willingly share, humbly and with humility, your challenges and experiences. You have earned access to a creative environment many of us do not have, and must utilize/press the tools of your trade for maximum results. And I'm not just blowing the proverbial smoke, either. You're the real deal, and many of us look forward to little insights into the creative process of a working professional. It's like you raise the bar, and allow us to see what's possible in the world many of us only recreate in. I know I appreciate and look forward to your posts, whether they happen daily or randomly. You're appreciated my good man, and deserve to be happy. Hopefully that happiness includes your desire to share just a little insight into your creative work.

Joe said...

Good to see you back.

Chuck Albertson said...

Is this the first time you've done the video for a live-streaming event?

Anonymous said...

Lovely captured movement. Much prefer these style to frozen ones. Real Dynamic range. Heh.

Neat technique.
Mark

MikeR said...

Sweet! I'd like to know how to do video like that. Show us how? Please?

Rick Baumhauer said...

What Ronman said, times 100. I look forward to whatever you choose to post in the future, no matter how infrequent.

Unknown said...

Welcome back. Missed your posts...

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Anonymous said...

This maybe a inappropriate question but why the edit in the title and text?

Jay

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Hi Jay, Just temporarily pissed off at some heavy-handed management panic and wagon circling but not so pissed off that I want them to fail or do poorly. I'll change the title back once we've finished our project and it's uploaded. The enterprise is very net positive for Austin.

It's really just a difference of opinion over operational styles. Freelancer versus hierarchical workplace.

Since you asked...

Anonymous said...

Oh, that kind of stuff. Can make you want to run screaming to the exit. You didn't follow Protocal or bow and tug your forelock to the right person. Sigh.

Jay

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

More like: "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished."

Michael Matthews said...

Sorry to hear about that. You could always bill 'em. Full day rate plus provision for extended hours / overtime.

Michael Matthews said...

Plus equipment rental and assistant charges.

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

MM, send me your technique for squeezing blood from rocks. Seriously, once you dive in and commit to a pro bono project you really have only two choices. Step up and deliver like a pro or....get really pissed off and resign. There's no "after the fact" provision for retroactively getting paid.

It's been an interesting time and as soon as the project goes live I'm going to do a deep, after action report on the whole process.

Featuring: How I ended up with three gimbals. Why I bought an S1H. Why buying an S1H made me appreciate the G9. Why it's important to do deep, art-oriented projects. Why deep, art-oriented projects for pro bono causes tend to suck. Teaching clients about the necessity for at least bare bones craft service. Dealing with "magic thinking" from the client side. Why making people pay for projects makes for better creative products. The folly of shooting everything in high bit, 4K only to find out that all the hard work will end up being streamed at 4000-6000 megabits per second. At 1080p. (If we're lucky). How high end video has gotten over the front of our skis. Why video AF sucks. Why we need video AF. And so much more.

P.S. we're spoiled. We don't rent stuff we just buy it. Now what am I going to do with this 20 ton production truck and these two 100 Megawatt diesel generators? (kidding. just kidding).

MikeR said...

I am really looking forward to your thoughts on this latest gig, my anticipation about evenly divided between gear, techniques, and the G9, and your inter-personal experiences and perhaps confrontations.