It’s been a long time since I’ve last posted here, especially a written one. Majority of my recent posts have been photos, so if you’re looking for more writings, please believe me, they’re coming. Having said all of that, I’m going to keep this short. Back in August my wife, Bethany and I had the opportunity to film with the new Schneider Cine Xenar III’s (which are simply amazing. More on them later) on our new short, The Tea Kettle. Having been filming Sweet Retreats, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to dedicate time to the editing of the film (this really bothers me), but seeing how we have a little break for the holidays, I’ve been able to complete a backwards color correction/transcoding of our film via DaVinci Resolve. So far I feel really proud of this film. The B&W color grade I really like! I think I might add a Film Covert filter to the color portions of the film just to give it that extra punch, but overall I’m very happy.
Finally, after a few months I can actually get to the real heart of the project, the EDIT! Keep checking in here as I’ll add some more stills once the edit begins and my progress, along with a detailed making of the film and the usage of the Cine Xenar III’s. And let me say this about the Xenar III’s, if you have an extra $48,000 laying around and are in search of a serious set of primes, your money is best spent on these babies. Simply put, they’re breathtaking.
That’s it for now. Travel safe for the holidays.
Cinema .DNG from my upcoming short, The Tea Kettle. This shot comes from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with the Schneider Optics Cine Xenar III 35mm lens.