The Wood Carver: A Sony FS5 mini documentary

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5y Dec 29, 2015

There is a small glitch in the video that is down to YT encoding. I asked if I could replace it. They said no, re-upload which I didn't want to do.

Super in depth blog post here that will answer all your questions here: http://philipbloom.net/blog/fs5doco/

It has been too long since I posted one of my mini documentaries. The last one was all the way back in April. That is why it is great to be able to share one more before the year ends.

This mini documentary was part of a commission from Sony to promote their new camera, the PXW-FS5. They wanted me to make a film using their camera that would highlight many of it's features. The content of the film, this mini documentary was what I decided to make as I really wanted to tell a story rather than just shoot some pretty pictures as it would be far more engaging.

The first part of this video is a little intro about me and the camera. The interesting part is the mini documentary that starts a third of the way through featuring artist Nick Johnson. Although there are some lovely pics in the intro plus some good BTS of the actual shoot (tthanks to Julian Wakefield of Teralon who shot that, he used the Sony FS7 and A7R II)

Please read my blog post all about this for info on the concept, my pre-production, the shoot including my approach to the interview, the lighting, lenses, audio and high frame rate filming. There is also info there about the grading and why I have raised the black levels in much of my recent work. If you don't like my grading here that's fine. This is how I chose to make it look and my blog post explains why. There is no right or wrong when it comes to things like this. It is purely artistic choice.

There is something about this mini doco and Nick that really resonates with me. So much of what he said connected with me. I will hopefully one day do a longer cut without the restrictions I had to stick to.

You can find the super in depth blog post here: http://wp.me/s6isAi-fs5doco

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Music from Music Bed http://gopb.co/musicbed Jordan Critz "Polaris" A. Taylor "Flutter"

Subtitles in English for the hard of hearing and also in French, Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish and Korean. Thanks to Adam Loretz of Loretz Visuals for this. http://Loretz.co.uk

About Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 30-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs.


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