ZEISS eXtended Data with CP.3 XD lenses—Perfect tool for visual effects
Digital technologies have transformed traditional filmmaking and refashioned the market. New and innovative technologies in both production and post-production have paved the way for a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. The ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 family is the latest contribution from ZEISS to support creative and progressive filmmaking with an affordable, future-proof and premium quality lens set. The ZEISS eXtended Data with CP.3 XD lenses extends the feature set with metadata-capable technology.
Visual effects specialist, producer and director Scott E. Anderson had a chance to test the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses for the first time. In the interview below, Scott talks about his work and this new development in filmmaking.
ZEISS: What is your role on and off the set?
Scott: With Digital Sandbox we are focusing on helping storytellers tell stories. It’s a simple mandate that usually involves a lot of different equipment! We especially focus on how to make use of all the advances in computer and filmmaking technologies. We want to make these new technologies available to independent filmmakers, no matter how big, or small, their budget might be.
In general, my role really varies depending on the production. I work as a visual effects supervisor on-set and in post, and at the same time, I am chasing opportunities as a director on my own projects and test pieces like this with the new ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 Lenses. Sometimes I am just an advisor and also help executive produce feature films. At other times, Digital Sandbox is helping produce projects. As you can see my role now is much more wide reaching. Still, most people will recognize me as a visual effects supervisor.
In that role I am really involved in the whole range of both the art and science of filmmaking. We are experienced in using technologies that are newer than a lot of the industry is using. But really, I am trying to apply that to general filmmaking, making sure that the technologies do not stand out but help make the cinematic or storytelling world bigger. Sometimes it just helps filmmakers to get things done safely or on a budget.
Visual effects specialist, producer and director Scott E. Anderson had a chance to test the ZEISS Compact Primes CP.3 XD lenses for the first time. This reel will walk you through the different steps in creating a visual effects piece on a budget using ZEISS eXtended Data. The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the /i Technology and provides information about the lens distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.
Digital technologies have transformed traditional filmmaking and refashioned the market. New and innovative technologies in both production and post-production have paved the way for a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. The ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 family is the latest contribution from ZEISS to support creative and progressive filmmaking with an affordable, future-proof and premium quality lens set. Visual effects specialist, producer and director Scott E. Anderson had a chance to test the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 XD lenses for the first time.
Blackmagic Design just released a list of films this Summer that used their products and Digital Sandbox made the list!
“Fremont, CA – July 20, 2016 – Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the films.
From capturing car crashes and action scenes in “The Infiltrator” and “Jason Bourne,” to VFX work, such as compositing “The Founder” and shooting VFX plates for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and finessing color in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Blackmagic Design products were used to help deliver these films and more.
Click the link below for the full list of summer films that used Blackmagic Design products (including The Shallows):
The latest project for Digital Sandbox and VFX Supervisor Scott E. Anderson is making waves in Hollywood.
“In a rather surprise development, Sony shuffled The Shallows from its planned June 29th date to June 24th. The weekend of June 24th turns out to be a very crowded frame. You’ve got Broad Green Pictures and Amazon Studios’s The Neon Demon apparently going at least semi-wide (it’s a lot of fun if you know what you’re getting into), you’ve got STX Entertainment’s big summer offering Free State of Jones, and, oh yeah, you’ve got 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence.
Sony wouldn’t be shifting their Blake Lively versus a shark thriller into the firestorm unless they had confidence in the product. Or maybe they just smell blood in the water in terms of that Friday’s big sequel tentpole offering. While the last trailer was great and the TV spots are starting to sell some impressive steak along with the sizzle (there is one spoiler image I wish I had avoided), there isn’t much buzz for a mega-sequel dropping ten days from now.”
Read the full article on Forbes here: