If anyone is interested I went to the second screening of a film called 'Van Deimen's Land' last night. Its an Aussie film made by a couple of young guys, self funded - and shot on RED.
All natural light... shot in the bush.
About early Tasmania convict colonials who resort to cannibalism.
This thing looks great! I had no idea it was shot on RED until the Q&A after the show. Initially I was thinking - these guys have about a 3 mil budget that's a lot for a self-funded project... turns out the budget was incredibly slim... they wouldn't give us a number as they were trying to sell the film... but I imagine under 100K.
I shoot almost everything on RED and still didn't recognize the footage, I thought it was 35mm.
The film did have an over the top grade - contrasty and desaturated... suited the tone and era of the film and perhaps covered any potential digital looking artifacts in certain tones... if indeed there were any.
I was initially interested in seeing the film as we have a project going into production end of this year which is also about early settlers... just a weird coincidence that these guys have made a film in the same genre and in the same way that we are making ours... inspirational and encouraging.
All I can say is, doesn't matter what it is that you want to see, go and see anything shot on RED at the cinema, it almost confusing how amazing it looks.