Enhance Your Videography with Anamorphic Lens and V-Log L
Instructor : Bryan Harvey (Filmmaker)
The Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera is built to evolve. An anamorphic lens can be used with the Ver. 2.1 firmware update, while the purchase of Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(and the firmware update Ver.2.3), allows users to record video in V-Log L to achieve even higher dynamic range.
BEYOND THE LIMIT OF CONSUMER DIGITAL CAMERAS
Bryan Harvey is an accomplished director and cinematographer and recent founder of CLOUDBREAK, a production collective specialising in documentaries, commercials, and branded content.
Bryan says, "The feature that I'm most excited about is the new anamorphic video mode. This mode along with an anamorphic lens opens up new creative possibilities that were previously only available on big Hollywood cinema type cameras. The anamorphic lens gives you unique looking bokeh, or soft areas in the background, for a very cinematic look. Probably one of the main things that people look for, and a signature of the anamorphic look, is the blue flare. Any light source entering the front of the lens is generally going to have a blue flare to it and that's become a thing that people really like to see."
"V-Log L is a very flat profile which gives you two extra stops of dynamic range with the GH4, and that’s just incredible. This really revolutionises the GH4, and allows for a much more cinematic capture of your video. Maximising this added dynamic range preserves detail in the shadows and highlights, which allows much greater control of the image for color grading. This results in footage that looks remarkably like it was shot on film - a look that professional shooters are constantly striving to achieve."
Combining these features, users can create a special film with stunning quality that goes far beyond what a consumer digital camera can usually offer.
Bryan Harvey is an award-winning director and cinematographer. His work has taken him all over the world, documenting diverse subject matter. He’s highly sought after for his keen photographic eye, his ability to elevate the story through stunning cinematography, and the creative spark he brings to each project.
Recent work includes specialty cinematography on a Sony Pictures/Katheryn Bigelow feature film. In 2013 Bryan was a cinematographer on “Belief”, an epic seven hour documentary series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Part2 Pictures, that looks at the personal nature of belief, religion and spirituality around the world.
The son of a world-renowned Magnum photographer, Harvey grew up immersed in the world of fine art photography, inspired by the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and other masters. His career began at National Geographic where he wrote, directed, photographed, and edited over 20 films for the landmark television series, National Geographic Explorer. Today Harvey has focused his work on creating ground-breaking imagery using the latest cutting edge photographic tools.
For more information about Bryan, please visit CLOUDBREAK