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Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:10 pm

Some of you may recall that Patrick, Conrad and John from Stillmotion were here a few weeks ago working on a little project with us. The project involved 3 days of shooting, and the end product is actually 3 different edits. One of the goals was to shoot an up front piece (will be on our main website page) to give folks an idea of what we're about. The piece was shot with a Canon XH-A1, EX1, Zeiss lenses (same as the glass we sell) and the 80-200 f2.8d Nikon zoom. There's a few more surprises hiding in there too.

What was planned and what the piece became are quite a bit different, but Patrick ended up capturing our vibe perfectly. Enjoy...and comments are most desired :-)

http://www.cinevate.com/images/cinevatebts.m4v 115MB 720p Quicktime

http://www.cinevate.com/images/cinevatebtsip.m4v 37MB 360x640 Quicktime (iPhone Friendly!)



A big thanks to Dave Clement, Curtis Jensen, Paul Morralee, the machine shop crew, powder coat crew, and the Cinevate crew who helped out with this.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Jon Wolding on Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:04 pm

I love all the moving camera shots... matched the soundtrack perfectly.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Brad McGiveron on Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:32 pm

Loved the clip ! Its nice to know where all the filled orders are coming from...and what it looks like.


Somehow now the vision of the shed "out back" has left my mind :mrgreen:
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:39 am

Brad, there's another 1000 sq/ft of studio and second assembly area you didn't get to see either :-)
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby David C. Smith on Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:58 am

I really enjoyed seeing this. Great work.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Michael Panfeld on Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:26 pm

Well done. How did you keep the overspray off of the lens in that powdercoat room?
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:00 pm

Michael, powder coat is electrostatically applied (voltage differential between charged powder particles and part), then baked on. So unless you sit in that oven for 30 minutes at 450F, you're OK...it just blows off :-) What you saw there in terms of the prep booth, gun, and oven represents about $150 000 in capital investment.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Paul Joy on Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:19 pm

That's a lovely video, great composition and best of all it works because it makes me feel glad to be a customer. Did I spot something new on the brevis there! ;)
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:31 pm

Paul, you saw (or will see) three new products/prototypes there. The first one is coming next week :-)
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Paul Joy on Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:41 am

Hmmm, intriguing... is this like one of those newspaper spot the difference challenges? :D

I noticed the small wired device on the imaging elelment holder, is that the new anti-dust mechanism?

There's also some big frame around the EX1 that I can't figure out, I hope that's not the new optical solution as it might be a tad on the large size ;)

The only other things that got my wallet shaking was the slider being used, and of course that lovely follow focus model. Am I getting close?
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby M Boerner on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:06 am

yep..what's that slider thingy? And what's that in the powder coat room?
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Paul Joy on Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:24 pm

Matze Boerner wrote:And what's that in the powder coat room?


They are the camera plates for the Proteus rails.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:15 pm

Paul, you're good :-) At the risk of being accused of "RED hyping" these projects, what I can tell you is that the there will be three product launches this month of things you've never seen before. The follow focus doesn't count as one of the three. What I can also promise is that you guys will be pleased and amazed with how we've leveraged your existing investment in the Proteus rails system.

It's extra fun here this month :-)
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Bryan Fieldhouse on Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:20 pm

...Is one of the new products a 'glidetrack' type camera dolly?

As seen at 2min 20 seconds into the video? :D

I don't recognize the one that is being used there and it looks to be much better constructed than the one I purchased recently (that Paul Joy uses)

The one I have is struggling to support the weight of a fully loaded brevis setup and as a result it does not 'glide' very well. :?

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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:43 pm

I'm saying nothing...other than we'll be launching several products this month. The first will be this week :-)
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Aram Bauman on Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:58 am

That's a great intro to your company Dennis. You have come a very long way since the conception of the first unit way back when. I really look forward to your future products as you build you company.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Dennis Wood on Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:05 pm

Aram, we're planning to do something similar in the summer so we'll be looking for you and Mike to join us. The single most rewarding aspect of this gig is the great relationships we've forged with shooters like you..and it's only going to get better. When I look at how you've worked and transitioned to the Urbanmouse project, I can't help feeling like we've all grown up a bit together :-)
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Aram Bauman on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:03 am

I definitely feel the same way. Your product is what really got me that quality and look I wanted and has gotten us to where we are today. Like the guy in your video says, I don't think Dennis will stop ever. I don't want to stop either, I finally found something I love doing and meeting people like you makes it so worth it.
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Charles Lowthian on Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:00 pm

"camera + adapter = film" ... NO! LIGHT DOES!!!
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Re: Cinevate Behind the Scenes

New postby Yuli Mitsner on Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:51 pm

That was a great video. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!
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