A Monkey’s Tale on Varicam HD
Peter Nearhos is an award winning cinematographer with credits spanning most documentary genres and involving film, tape and HD TV productions. For the past several years he has been specialising in macro and set work for National Geographic, the BBC and the ABC Natural History Unit. At the Digital Media Festival Melbourne, Peter will outline his personal digital revolution and the challenges of switching between film and HD with a sneak peek at a forthcoming Becker Television documentary for Animal Planet International “A Monkey’s Tale” recently shot on the Panasonic Varicam and post-produced in HD. “This was my first extended stint behind a Varicam,” said Nearhos. “While one of the reasons we were using the Varicam was to tale advantage of the variable speed function, we were aware that this means an extra step in post-production which means an extra cost. Because of the limited budget it was decided we would limit our 60fps recording to only a couple of tapes. Having seen the high speed stuff we did on A Monkeys Tale I wish we’d done shot 10 tapes of high speed.”
Peter Nearhos will deliver a masterclass on digital cinematography at the Digital Media Festival Melbourne on June 6. Full program.
MATROX Launches at DMF Melbourne
Riverstone Multimedia will be giving the first public demonstrating of Matrox Axio Le and Launching Matrox RTX2 at DMF Melbourne