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Intro image for article Sony VENICE Captures Dan Soder for HBO
Client Profiles
Dan Soder: Son of a Gary debuted on HBO in December 2019. Cinematographer Andrew Wehde (Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago, Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh) captured the stand-up comedy special using five Sony VENICE cameras supplied by AbelCine. In this exclusive interview, Wehde describes his visual approach and workflow. 
Intro image for article High-Speed with "The Slow Mo Guys" & Phantom Cameras
Client Profiles
The Slow Mo Guys are creator/cinematographer Gavin Free and co-host Dan Gruchy. Free and Gruchy primarily use a Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera to capture various forms of natural and physical phenomenon in super slow motion at 1,000 frames per second. Popular episode subjects include jumping into a giant six-foot water balloon, diving into 1,000 mouse traps, underwater bullets (filmed at 27,450 fps with a Phantom v1610), and much more. In this exclusive interview, Free takes AbelCine behind the scenes of The Slow Mo Guys.
Intro image for article Canon C500 Mark II Accessory Guide
Tutorials & Guides
The Canon EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera features a 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor, 15+ stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF, a user-changeable lens mount (EF included), and more. Here are a few accessories that complement the camera and expand its functionality for virtually any production application.
Intro image for article Cinematographer Mott Hupfel Takes "The Last Shift" to Sundance with Sony VENICE and Rialto
Client Profiles
Mott Hupfel is a cinematographer known for his work on The Savages, The American Astronaut, The Cobbler, and You. When researching the Sony VENICE for an upcoming project, he discovered the camera's Sensor Extension System, also known as Rialto. Recently, he talked to us about his latest project, The Last Shift, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and how he made use of Rialto.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Shooting with the Panasonic S1H & EVA1 Cameras
Tutorials & Guides
Panasonic's S1H is a full frame mirrorless camera that offers cinema quality images and records in V-Log, Panasonic's logarithmic brightness curve, which captures the full dynamic range of the sensor. I was curious to see how well the S1H would cut with footage from an EVA1, so I decided to do some testing.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI Pro Set for the Sony VENICE Camera
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I had the opportunity to check out the ARRI Pro Set for the Sony VENICE and the ARRI VENICE Extension Unit Set Pro. When working with the Sony VENICE Extension Unit, aka "Rialto," you can rig the camera in so many ways that it's crucial to have versatile accessories.
Intro image for article C500 Mk II: Early Thoughts From a C300 User
Tutorials & Guides
If you've read some of the past content I've created here for AbelCine, then you may know I'm a long time user of Canon's Cinema EOS series cameras, most notably the C300 and C300 Mk II. I've used them extensively as a 1st AC supporting multiple cameras on commercial and corp/industrial jobs, and as an operator and DP on short form, documentary, and independent narrative work. So naturally, the release of the C500 Mk II is very interesting to me.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Configuring the Canon C500 Mk II Camera
Tutorials & Guides
As a long time user of the Canon C300 and C300 Mk II, I was very excited by the announcement of the C500 Mk II. Although the camera’s specifications are above and beyond the previous models, I was immediately interested in the updated body design.
Intro image for article Comparing the Canon C700 FF and C200 Cameras, with Rubidium Wu
Tutorials & Guides
The Canon C700 FF and C200 cameras have similar sensors and produce a similar image, but the C700 is a full frame, studio style camera, while the C200 is much more geared for a one or two person crew. I tested out the cameras by shooting the same scene, which you can watch below, with both cameras to compare their ease-of-use, image quality, shooting speed, and convenience.