This is South Korea’s effort against the Japanese monopoly of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic. Samsung have always been viewed as the underdog but now I think they are more of a dark horse.
Here is my footage shot with the Isco Centavision anamorphic lens (link for iPad)
When I first used a 2.35:1 anamorphic conversion lens on the GH1 I thought 16:9 was dead. It looks more cinematic, without doubt. Anamorphic lenses are cinema on a stick.
Fullscreen it (button is working properly now) and good speakers / headphones recommended – as ever sound track is as part of this as the visuals!
Thought I’d do a Bob Dylan video!
Philip Bloom recently shot a short near the coast with the latest Panasonic broadcast camera – the HPX370. To see how the humble GH1 compares on a similar shoot I went along to see the north coast of Taiwan at Gingshang taking along my GH1 and simply the kit lens.
I’ve always had a thing for how skies slowly change.
When I was young, my father used to take me out for bike rides. We’d ride the same paths and see the same sights every time. Our bike ride route seemed like something unique to us, that nobody else could imitate. Now as adults, people pound the same old roads and pavements every day and its clear their paths aren’t unique, and the roads don’t belong to them (unless you drive a 4×4 Audi). I remember looking at the clouds with my dad and feeling incredibly sentimental as it changed, and as clouds formed and separated. As you can see, sentimentality seems to be the order of the day in terms of this blog!