LUMIX DC-GH5 short video and impressions by Luke Neumann
Filmmaker puts our new LUMIX DC-GH5 mirrorless camera through its paces to create the GH5 short film ‘Beyond the Grid’, his thoughts behind the value in reconnecting with nature.
“”Beyond The Grid” is our thoughts behind the value in reconnecting with nature. We live in the Pacific Northwest and beautiful landscapes are around every corner. It's never something we are ever too far removed from here. Day to day life in the modern world can cause us to forget the natural beauty that is all around us. Unplugging for a while can be rejuvenating and bring a sense of unity, not only with our planet, but with each other.”
“The story of a blogger receiving an assignment to find a good “New Year's Resolution”, seemed like a logical scenario for this kind of realization. She lives and works in Seattle and decides to travel outside of her comfort zone to find something fresh to write about. We wanted to tell this story because it's important to us, in our own day to day lives.”
GH5 HANDS-ON IMPRESSION
“The LUMIX GH5 opened up so many creative possibilities with the Dual Image Stabilisation and 10bit 4:2:2 colour space. We were able to move freely, sometimes forgoing a tripod, and capture shots with little to no movement. The extra colour information allowed us to push our grade in post production and tell the story the way we felt it should be told. Working in an 8bit colour space can be limiting if you are trying to do a creative grade, and the difference between 8bit colour and 10bit colour is like night and day.”
“The 4K/60p function came in handy when using Lumix lenses to achieve Dual Image Stabilisation (5-axis Dual I.S.2) slow-mo. Several shots in “Beyond The Grid” appear to have been captured with a gimbal or crane, but many of them were handheld. That's how impressive the stabilisation is when combined with 4K/60p.”
Neumann Films is a production company located in the Pacific Northwest. With over 110,000 subscribers, their YouTube channel is known for producing high quality visual content. Their broad range showcases a passion for both narrative and travel/documentary work.