UK production company Wise Guys recently teamed up with Atomos and Panasonic for a short film, shot on-location in just two and a half days with minimal cast and crew.
“Tuning” was shot on the Panasonic S1 in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) profile in 4K 10bit 4K 4:2:2 direct to Apple ProRes on the Ninja V. At the moment, the Panasonic/Lumix S1 shoots internally only in Long-GOP, so getting the 4K stream out of the camera into the Atomos recorder where it would be recorded as industry-standard Apple ProRes helped capture the maximum from the camera and make it easier in the grade.
The Atomos Ninja V has some of the best overall image tools and display enabling users to accurately view HLG HDR, which helped the Wise Guys team to accurately see their images on-set in real-time and figure out exactly how they would look in post-production. The full range of focus and exposure tools on the Ninja V also aided in perfecting the shots.
Taken by me at IBC 2018
Check out the behind the scenes of the short film ‘Tuning’ shot on the Panasonic S1 full-frame 4K mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR HDMI monitor/recorder:
Directed by: Charlie Ray
Director of Photography: Sam Gott
Produced by: Carl Mason & Wise Guys
Camera Dept: James Norden, Lewis Thompson & Ben Chamberlain
Grip: Neil Cain
Sound Recordist: Josh Unit
MUA: Aimee Garner
Production Assistant: Maisie Duff
BTS: Rachel Chilcraft and Carl Mason
The Panasonic S1 is definitely capable of producing stunning images, and given that all modern mirrorless cameras are pretty much the same in terms of a decent baseline 4K image, having a full-frame sensor and 4K HDMI output can still benefit your workflow when paired with a capable external recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V.
Wise Guys have produced a lovely short film and to check out more of their work you can follow them on Instagram @wiseguysfilm / Twitter: @wiseguysfilm and Facebook: /wiseguysfilm, where you can find more BTS shots from the production of “Tuning”.