Recently, Digital Zoetrope Productions completed a corporate video for Melbourne, FL based semi-conductor company Intersil about their involvement on NASA’s Orion program. The video details how Intersil had several integrated circuits (ICs) in the Command Module on the Orion spacecraft.
The video was shot at Intersil’s Palm Bay, FL based facility where they make radiation hardened ICs. It was shot primarily with our 4k Sony F5 Cinealta camera package. We also utilized our Canon 60D DSLR package as a “B” camera. In addition to several interviews, we also filmed several scenes inside Intersil’s clean room facilities where they fabricate and test the ICs.
This project is one of many video productions that Digital Zoetrope has done for Intersil, but it certainly was one of their more interesting projects to work on. Not only was it a challenge to film in a clean room environment, but it was also a pleasure to work on a project that has to do with our nation’s space agency. The Orion project, with it’s eventual planned mission to Mars, is the United States’ next generation of space craft that will continue our country’s space exploration program.
Recently Digital Zoetrope Productions produced a human resources video for Intersil utilizing our Sony F5 Cinealta Camera package. The video, entitled “Power Your Future”, is intended to entice potential candidates to consider a career with the semiconductor company. The video was shot at Intersil’s corporate headquarters in Milpitas, CA and incorporated both DZ’s Sony F5 camera as well as our Canon 60D camera which primarily captured a second angle of the interviews from our Kessler pocket dolly. Most of the lighting consisted of 2 LED 1×1 panels and/or available light. The outstanding dynamic range of the F5 was instrumental in allowing us to shoot several of the interviews outside on Intersil’s campus. Almost all of the interviews were shot in S-Log2 which allowed us to have a lot more to play within color-correction in post. Post-production was completed back at DZ’s editing facility in Florida and was done with our Adobe Premiere Pro CC suite.
Digital Zoetrope Productions recently completed work on two :60 TV commercials for the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA). Both spots were produced primarily with DZ’s new Sony F5 CineAlta camera. The spots are testimonial based and recount the experience of two individual’s experiences with the VNA’s Hospice House. In addition to the Sony F5, we shot a second angle of the interviews with a Canon 5D Mark III. Lighting consisted of primarily Kino Flo Diva lights and a few ARRI fresnels. Post-production was completed on our Adobe Premiere Pro CC edit suite. The spots were contracted through the VNA’s agency, Tight Line Productions.
Recently, Digital Zoetrope Productions teamed up with Blue Juice Comics to produce a series of video blogs for BJC’s The Accelerators comic book. The blogs were shot with a combination of cameras, including the Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 60D and Panasonic HVX-200. The idea behind these blogs is to give the readers a behind-the-scenes look into how comic books are created from the ground up. The interview setups were really quite simple with nothing more than a key light and hair light used in most situations. This allowed us to keep a small footprint and utilize a small crew. For the “b-roll”, DZ was given access to the comic books artwork at various stages. These included not only the finished pages, but the original pencil art, inks and covers. Here’s a sample of one of the blogs we did.
If you’ve ever heard of or are a fan of Philip Bloom, then you know of his “Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly”. Well, Digital Zoetrope Productions is a proud owner of a Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly and I must say, it is an absolute pleasure to shoot with it. Unlike most sliders, the PBPD uses a crank system and offers drag control. It’s very sturdy and is 3 feet in length. (2 foot versions are available) It mounts to a tripod or two C-stands or to two little “feet” for using on the ground. You can also add a motor to it and uses it for motorized time lapses.