Zillow – Eliot Van Dam, Coldwell Banker


Castle Island Brewing, Norwood MA

A sneak preview of a branding video I’ve been producing for a local beer brewery. More to come…

For the keen observer, you’ll see the Sony X70 (wide) there on the slider, and the Sony A7sii (Medium) nearby. We used a Canon 6d as a C Cam.



The screen grabs above are all straight from camera. The X70 on the left is slightly more magenta than the A7sii (top right), but certainly manageable from a color correction standpoint. The 6D (Canon Neutral Picture setting) seems to match the X70 pretty well in terms of tint.

More to come as the project progresses…

Rachel Review Style Series

The Cameras

This episode for The Rachel Review blog was captured on 2 cameras, with one being locked down static of the host and guest and the second roving between whichever was speaking. The result is effectively creating 3 angles in editing, as well as a chance to capture some detail shots on the fly.

The Lighting

The vibrant pink tones of the background were created using tungsten lighting with CTO gels, and one with a negative green or purple gel. The walls are actually a neutral color, which you can see in the behind the scene pictures. The key light in front of the subjects is daylight balanced, and the cameras are set to match that. The background tungsten lights are pushed even warmer as a result. The final touch is small LED edge lights to the sides of the subjects. These are also daylight, but with CTO or blue gels added to create a color contrasted edge and highlights on the subjects.

Blue Hills w/ High Frame Rate and Slog2

Another adventure with the power packed RX10ii. Up until this point, I had dipped my toes into shooting SLog-2 footage, most recently with the Sun Coffee video. For this hiking trip, I just dove right in and shot every clip with SLog setting. I’ve found that broad daylight delivers great results because it gives you more than enough light to expose properly in this camera setting. Mix equal parts high dynamic range, high frame rate and macro videography and the video below is what you get.

For anyone interested, the video below is an alternate version showing the SLog-2 footage before and after LUT’s and grading were applied.

Blue Hills Color Grade Sample from Adrian Atwood on Vimeo.

The Rachel Review: Serenity in the City Spa

These are a few video stills from a recent shoot for a lifestyle blog, The Rachel Review. It’s been satisfying getting back in the swing of shooting with this camcorder. I think there’s something to be said for the crisp focus and steadiness of the camera. The colors, skin tones and highlights are still hit or miss sometimes. Notice the neon blue/cyan of the sky in the still below. I think it’s partly due to the limit of the dynamic range of the sensor, but also the punchy color palette of the Sony gamut.

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Serenity in the City Spa, Medford MA

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