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Workshop: RED Camera: The Red Workflow - Shoot, Edit, Raw [3 hours]

  • Apr 20, 2012 · 7:30 PM
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Ambarish Manepalli and Sam Gordon [or the other way around] have started a new company called Red Paint Films. They've just purchased a new Red Scarlet camera, and have volunteered to present a three hour workshop on the camera, and its' related workflow. This is limited to 30 people, so if you RSVP, show up!, or cancel the day before so the automated system can offer your space to someone else. This is also being posted on, so there will be competition for spaces.

Anyway, I will record and quick-edit this [3 hours? oh well], and post it to the blog.

If you don't know about the Red, it is a really fast image capture computer, or should we say camera. It has a huge sensor, captures 4k [cinema-sized, so to speak] images at 30 fps, and 5k stills in 12 fps bursts. That is to say, it is a hybrid cinema/photo camera... The key point to the system is that it captures all images in RAW format. I.e., much more of the raw data coming off the sensor is stored in the image file, giving you the latitude to correct exposure and color afterwards without any image degradation. If that is a foreign language, so is French, yet you live in Paris.

The older [relatively speaking] and much more expensive version of the camera, the Epic, is standard equipment in cinema production.... the famous example at the moment is The Hobbit, which is being shot in 3d on Red systems. On most levels, the camera competes very well with the highest end Arriflex or Sony [or other brand] digital cinema cameras, at 1/8 the price. And, it is small, and light [sort of]. Sam and Rish [or the other way around] say that their pricing structure will be -very- favorable to independents.

I have to say that we are -really- lucky these two are willing to give us a look at and education in this system. This is a big deal, as far as I am concerned. Remember, this is Paris, and the presentation is in English, which is a foreign language.

Here's the rundown:

A Red Workflow Workshop - Shoot, Edit, Raw (it's easier than you think).

1) Introduction to us and the camera

- The Red R3D raw system

- Misconceptions

- Advantages

2) Basic Camera Setup

- Building it

- Various setups for varying degrees of complexity

3) Shooting a simple scene (two people at a table, plus a server perhaps)

4) Ingesting the footage

5) RCX and Premiere Pro workflow. We'll also talk about ways to get the files into final cut.

6) DaVinci Resolve quick setup

7) Outputting and finishing

8) Premiering Red Paint Productions inaugural film

9) Drink!

here's pictures:

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  • Saori

    There were Lots of things to do in 3 hours, very interesting even didn't finish for editing.

    April 26, 2012

  • simonk

    clear, precise, fun, generous
    Thank you!

    April 22, 2012

  • Ryan P.

    Excellent presentation, really interesting to see the workflow and to learn about the camera and all it's glory!

    April 22, 2012

  • Matthew T.

    Thank you so much for this workshop, the Red Scarlet is definitely something that should be considered with project with even a small budget. In any case, I learned a lot about all aspects of production, whether with a Red or not.
    Thank you!

    April 21, 2012

  • Ambarish M.

    I second Sam's comment, this was a great meetup. We truly enjoyed presenting to you all and working! Footage links coming soon!

    April 21, 2012

  • Sam G.

    Really glad you enjoyed it, it was great meeting so many interesting people. See you all again soon!

    April 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very educational, thorough, friendly, and I got to play with the camera!
    An excellent introduction (and refresher) on digital filmmaking and post workflow.
    Plus a great means to meet interesting people.
    Thank you so much!

    April 21, 2012

  • Amine

    Great Workshop. a lot of passion & patience from the hosts. Great ambiance. 5 Stars

    April 21, 2012

  • Matt L.

    Thanks a lot to Rishi and Sam for their efforts and the creativity they brought to the evening!

    April 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rishi and Sam ROCK (if you are American). Rishi and Sam are FANTASTIC (if you are British) ;-) Great workshop guys. Thank you for your hard work, commitment, precision and talent. It's an honour to know and work with you! Lisa x

    April 21, 2012

  • Vera F.

    Very interesting -- great workshop!

    April 21, 2012

  • Priscilla Ni C.

    Excellent evening, great to meet Scarlet, she's a beaut, thanks so much for introducing us guys!

    April 21, 2012

  • Thomas V

    Excellent intro on the RED

    April 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was fantastic meeting you all, hope to see you at the next meetup. Thank you so much to David and red paint films for a great evening! x

    1 · April 20, 2012

  • Sean W.

    Going home with satisfaction after this amazing inspiring night. Thanks David for hosting and the presentation from RED PAINT FILMS !

    1 · April 20, 2012

  • Peter V.

    Would love to go to this Meet Up, but wont be in Paris this weekend. Damn.

    April 16, 2012

  • Sean W.

    This is epic awesome. Hi guys my name is Sean an sorry for being inactive recently cuz i've just been back from a master graduation film production for the Chinese university. I am so very looking forward to this refreshing new Paris Film Crew and this workflow introduction ad well!!

    1 · April 14, 2012

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