LOOKING BACK AT ALUCINOR IN 2019 EVENFALL PRODUCTION WRAPPED, EYEING EARLY 2020 COMPLETION Evenfall is admittedly behind schedule., mainly due to hectic workloads and trying to achieve some modicum of a work/life balance. However, we completed filming in 2019, are edit locked and are now finalising VFX, sound and music. We are 97% done. To the cast and crew who have been incredible... and incredibly patient. Genuinely thank your for making the experience making this short such an [...]
THE URSA MINI PRO G2 & THE BMPCC 6K WHY WE LEFT RED FOR BLACKMAGIC DESIGN CINEMA CAMERAS In 2008 we purchased two JVC HD111E camcorders for around $14,500 AUD. They shot 1280x720p video at around 20mbps... on DV tape. Less than two years later we sold one of them for $2500 and purchased a 5D Mark II - a revolutionary full frame DSLR capable of 1080p video recording at approx 38mbps data rate. At the end of 2012 we picked up a barely [...]
THE BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA 6K 10 REASONS WHY WE CHANGED OUR MIND (AND BOUGHT ONE) Resident Documentary shooter and Narrative Director Dean Butler explains why and how he changed his mind and purchased the BMPCC 6k.
PASSION PROJECTS THEIR IMPORTANCE FOR CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL FILMMAKERS We are in post-production on 'Evenfall', our first (purely creative non commissioned) narrative short film in five years. It's got me reflecting on how much I've gained from the process of making it and the importance of creative passion projects in our lives and careers as filmmakers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date with our progress on the film. The film crew after [...]
THE BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA 6k DEAN SHARE'S HIS THOUGHTS (AS A RED SCARLET-W SHOOTER) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtjYFHb9XZg&t=590s I didn't see this coming and I'm not going to lie, these specs at this price is OUTSTANDING VALUE! I share my honest thoughts on this development as someone who shoots on and has invested in a far more expensive camera system - the Red Scarlet-w (when I'm not hiring something else).
ADOBE PREMIERE PRO 15+ years... Is it time to break up? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=573u_EP2wRs&t=7s After 15+ years with Adobe Premiere Pro we are seriously looking at dumping Premiere Pro entirely in favour of Davinci Resolve. Firstly due to the constant crashing and lack of stability with the software (constantly encountering new bugs), and secondly due to a growing dissatisfaction with their subscription model which is severely lacking in value now compared to Resolve. Resolve has always been industry leading colour grading software but it's gone [...]
AVIVO GEORGE AND PENNY'S STORY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22O1DxlbGQ4 Avivo recently had us back for another customer story. (Thanks Avivo!!! Especially Sonali for her insight, help and passion for this project and people) After pre-interviews via video link this one took us up to Geraldton WA to spend a couple days with the George, Penny and the avivo team. Our Zeiss glass was away getting serviced so this was shot entirely on Sigma Art Zooms and a couple Tokina 11-16mm ultra wides. GEAR: Red Scarlet-W Red [...]
WELCOME TO THE ALUCINOR YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMdO4eAfLfU After years of procrastination we are FINALLY converted our YouTube channel to be our original content only. We'll be discussing what makes films tick, various film making techniques, lessons filmmakers can learn from great, okay and terrible movies and share what we discover through production of our own independent passion projects and corporate & commercial films. We hope you'll join us on our content journey!
AMINAH HUGHES BLUE WOODEN BOAT MUSIC VIDEO Film Gear info: DANCE: Canon C200 (4k raw lite) + Canon 16-35 & 24-70 DJI Ronin-MX gimbal I chose the C200 because when shooting raw light the image quality is outstanding! But most importantly for it's 1st class Dual Pixel auto-focus. I was blown away by the auto-focus on this camera in very tricky, predominantly blue led lights with plenty of haze. Canon C200 ready to go on the Ronin MX Dancers in full flight shot [...]
SARAH AVALIA THROUGH WITH YOU MUSIC VIDEO Directed, shot, cut and graded by Dean Butler. "Because this was a one-man-band shoot I opted for the C200 for gimbal shots (when the budget allowed - there's a few gh5 shots by the wheat field) due to the outstanding dual pixel autofocus and the superb image quality when shooting raw. Shooting on F1.2 on a 50mm prime on a gimbal and holding focus was a revelation... Combining Canon with Red footage - it's like [...]
Our unpaid carers need better access to respite. Let's give them a break. We've just released a mini-doc to help with a petition to bring awareness and change to the lack of respite support funding for the in home carers that save our country over $60 billion a year. More info coming soon. Change.org Petition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35jQqKXUDA
2017 has seen us commence collaborating with Vicinity Centres on a variety of branded storytelling video production projects in both Perth and Melbourne. From successes in social procurement to the beginnings of a solar revolution we had the pleasure of discovering and telling some pretty neat stories. You can check a few of them out below. Shot on the Red Scarlet-MX, Red Scarlet-w and Sony A7s (Ronin MX shots). Zeiss ZF Primes and Sigma 18 - 35 Art. Edited and Graded in Adobe Premiere Pro with FilmConvert [...]
(Almost half a year late in posting this but as they say, better late then never.) Online gambling. It's the fastest growing category in Australian advertising and it's the face of a colossal industry, which is why socially conscious Perth soul songstress, Shameem, has tackled it head on in the clip for her new single, I Love You, But. While the song is personal to Shameem and the lyrics stem from a broken relationship, the music video produced by Alucinor Productions boldly takes on the topical issue of [...]
After a festival circuit spanning North America, Europe and Australia our independent short film Absolution is now online. We intend to produce a heap more short projects over the next few years, the first of which we'll be shooting this summer. A big final thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to make the film, you know who you are and you are awesome. Sincerely, thank you. Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada) Official Selection Pasadena International Film Festival (USA) Official Selection Kansas City Film [...]
Why a Red Scarletw? Over 4 years ago I wrote a blog about why we were purchasing a Scarlet-x digital cinema camera. A MASSIVE step up in performance and cost from our then current Canon 5D Mark ii. Well four and a half years since the purchase that camera is still our workhorse. 4k 24/25 fps and 3k 48 fps. We’ve shot everything under the sun with it – music clips, documentaries, shorts, green screen, TVC’s, even stills in 5k. We’ve yet to have an issue with the [...]