Behind the Scene of “Free Range” | FX9 | Sony

Behind the Scene of “Free Range” | FX9 | Sony

Behind the Scenes
FREE RANGE My name is Meg Kettell and I’m a cinematographer. We wanted to show a little bit of a slice of life of this great family her sin Colorado that has a very traditional sort of small family farm. I was really excited to try the Dual ISO. I haven’t shot at 4000 and in the doc space sometimes you get into a very low light situation. That ability, I think, is a total game-changer. I think the combination of the 4000 ISO with the Auto ND saves your image. For time-lapse it’s invaluable. I would not want to do it any other way. We had some specialty shots where a focus puller would just be guessing of where to put the focus. Because if we have five chickens flying out of a coop we don’t know which one is going to be first, which one is going to be the fastest, and which one is going to be the best, and which one I’m going to frame up on… It worked really well for that kind of stuff. My name is Rob Scribner and I’m a cinematographer. I do a lot of documentary work and also commercial work. My role on this production was to shoot the behind-the-scenes; so a doc within a doc. So this is one of my first shoots using a full frame. The depth of field in the full frame was really, really nice. It’s nice and soft all the way through. I went into no man’s land and was shooting at 1.4. I had more room to breathe in the shallow depth of field and I really liked that a lot. I really enjoyed using the new S709 LUT This one seems like it’s much closer to a Venice look The skin tones look really, really, really nice. The rolloff on the highlights I was really happy with. It made me more confident on what the final image is going to look like. The lens I used the most was the sixteen to thirty-five. It’s just such a sharp image. The autofocus on it is just insane. To have this direct access point to speak to the engineers who are going to go back and make tweaks and improve things and add to the next model. Wanting to write down and take notes on what we liked and didn’t like and the features that we found really useful… I’m lucky to be having this experience. I like the functionality of the body. They’ve made changes to the buttons and layouts and things like that. I love it a lot. The way it fits on my shoulder when it’s completely stripped down is much more comfortable. I will absolutely use the FX9. It’s everything that I wanted to see. I’m definitely a convert to the FX9.

9 thoughts on “Behind the Scene of “Free Range” | FX9 | Sony

  1. Here is some Sony FX9 footage we filmed in 4K Ungraded with 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Kit Lens. 24p. No Stabilization-no color grading -no LUTs. Straight out of the camera in XAVC-I Codec-S-Cinetone. Interior and exterior shots. Lots of incredible detail! Great Low Light Camera-Sony PXW-FX9K XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System with 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens. Worth every penny!!! I am sold on Sony!

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