PANASONIC S1H SIZZLE REEL - August 2019
In August I was commissioned by Panasonic to shoot macro sequences using their newly released S1H cinema camera for their sizzle reel. The sizzle reel is a culmination of six short films made by six filmmakers and some of my macro work to bridge the sequences together.
I was brought in at the end of the project and only had a few weeks to give them as many sequences as I could. Given the tight schedule plant time-lapse was out and I opted to shoot dew drops evaporating and reversed the footage in post to simulate condensation. The insects were an afterthought and a welcomed challenge. In addition to getting to work with the S1H, I was provided with a set of Infinity micro/macro lenses. Infinity specializes in microscopic optics and have recently entered into the cinema market. I was the first cinematographer in the world to use their new MicroMak line outside of their factory!
To the left are a few of my shots from the shoot. I had a lot of fun on this project and lit sparked a lot of new ideas for a current personal project I'm shooting. Thanks to Panasonic for the opportunity, Infinity for the glass, Biolapse for making the connection, and Beaver Creek Honey for letting me hangout with your bees!