I'm Here to Vipe the Vindows

Enough comping nerdistry — time for some digital filmmaking!

Last week I directed some spots for the most excellent site gamefly.com (I have been a customer since they launched — think netflix for games). We shot with the Viper FilmStream™ camera, recording directly to HDCAMSR tape.

Here's me (center) with my badass DP Ketil Dietrichson (left). Photo by Mark Chiolis.

The Viper shoots 10-bit log, uncompressed 4:4:4 1920x1080 24p. In other words, word. It's not ideal to shoot to tape, as even SR has some subsampling. But we have an SR deck and, hey, it's a TV commercial.

More to come as I figure out how to post this sucker.