Uncommon Enemies

A comedy/horror film I co-produced and worked on as the Director of Photography shot with the Sony F55 camera. Starring Michael Cram, Melanie Scrofano, James Gangl, and AJ Vaage. Written & Directed by Alex Hatz.

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I test the new center scan mode for using super 16mm lenses on the Sony F55

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"Imagery is my life and life is something beautiful"

I offer a wide range of services:

Film Production

1Complete fully kitted out Sony PMW-F55 4k camera, lenses, lighting packages, camera support, and production equipment including jib arm, dolly, Steadicam, and more!

Director of Photography

2Experienced managing film crews or working solo to meet the demanding visual needs for  any cinematic film-style production whether it’s 4k digital camera acquisition, or film.

Post Production

3From editing suites using the latest version of Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro X, to advanced color correction using the world’s most advanced color grading system with DaVinci Resolve.

F3 F5 F55 gamma curves

Boat Slog

I became a big fan of the Sony gamma curves on the Sony F3 when I wasn’t shooting in slog. Most of the time slog requires meticulous exposure, some form of a monitoring LUT to satisfy video village, and a post-production colourist who has experience working with it to make it shine. Myself along with many others have found that …

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Sony F5/F55 adds ProRes, DNxHD codecs

Sony Hardware Upgrade

Just when you think you’ve seen it all and been impressed after a year of FREE firmware updates released quarterly for the Sony PMW F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras – today Sony drops the bomb that they plan to include two very popular codec options, ProRes and DNxHD as a future option to these two cameras. Sony’s XAVC codec was the …

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F5 & F55 Center Scan vs Full Scan

Tree FullScan

Now that firmware v3 is released for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 I thought it would make sense to test the Center Scan mode and Full Scan mode on the F55 using the same framing from the two shots to really see what kind of image quality difference there might be between the two modes. The Center Scan mode is …

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XQD Cards for Sony F5 & F55

XQD Sony

For those looking at alternative options to Sony’s SXS Pro Plus cards (recommended for best performance on the F5/F55) fortunately as of the October version 2.0 firmware release Sony added support for the Sony XQD memory card format. Not only do the XQD cards outperform traditional Compact Flash cards for image capture, but with read/write speeds of up to 180MB/s …

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