On August 24th, Feuerzauber, a competition between three firework artist, took place in the German city Karlsruhe. I was there to film a bit to show the show and give a feel for it. Here is a first teaser:
Unfortunately there were some problems in the workflow which lead to a much longer editing time then I planed. The material was shot on the 5D Mark III with compressed (ALL-I intraframe compression) shooting for the day shots and RAW for the nights shots. Due to the high contrast between the fire and fireworks and the dark surrounding I knew RAW could really help here. But the interaction between the editing software and the color grading software really slowed me down due to some problems. Soon I plan to cut more material about Feuerzauber directly using DaVinci Resolve 10 this time, which just got it editing functions and seems to have everything needed for most tasks.
I’m not only going to write some more about problems with Resolve and the 5D material conforming but also have some topics for upcoming posts. Some of it will be Behind the Scenes reports of some projects I worked on in my holidays, some may be more software/post workflow stuff and I also have some general thoughts of our film world I’ve started to write about.
To close this post I have another really short clip. This is just a four second excerpt of a clip I recorded in Amsterdam a week ago. I loved the colors and how it came out without any color grading and felt the need to share it before I find the time to edit my Amsterdam stuff. (Btw. this was processed with the fresh of the shelf Resolve 10 Beta. And be sure that there is much more detail in the RAW material then what you see in this clip. So enjoy this nice sunset clip: