Pentax K-7 HD DSLR Short Film "Uncle Jack".

February 12th, 2010

Pentax is learning from Canon’s mistakes. They hired Jamin Winans and Futuristic Films. A production company out of Denver, Colorado to shoot this short film with the Pentax K-7 HD DSLR. I find this way of promoting their product very effective. This feels so much better than some of the Canon sponsored videos we have seen in the past. The new Rebel T2i demo is for the birds.  Click Here To Read The Article.

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Brent
Brent
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May 7th, 2010

I ran across the video on youtube and was really impressed.I think it would have been a good 60 or 90 min film. Hopefully we see more videos from him in the future.
When I first saw it I was wondering how he pulled of the car chase in Denver (and firing weapons) with out getting pulled over. Then in the making of the video clip I saw that it was all done with special effects.

Overall an excellent film!

Drew3efc
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February 22nd, 2010

I own a Pentax KX and I LOVE IT!

@ fleshoff: YES , there seems to be 2 dead pixels in the final product.

cmac
cmac
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February 14th, 2010

Nigel: Yep, it was well done – Just they had a shot tire, and I got almost the feeling that the car stopped at first, but the moment after they talked was awesome!
And then – no problem with dead pixels (or dust – it’s rare to have exactly 2 side by side), noise and hand-held. At least for me in the first watch – the story was well told and shot and edited at a level that You don’t worry too much about quality. Again – I don’t use the 5D for serious film making and when I see a story driven DSLR film, I enjoy it fully and it makes me happy for the guys that did it. This one was very good, that’s all! And make me think of better use of my equipment already :-)

tubbyman
tubbyman
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February 13th, 2010

I thought it was a great little film – I’m not overly sold on the look of it much though.

The low light shots were noisy despite post production and the handheld motion shots would have benefited form a bit more steadicam action. I get the whole ‘frenetic energy’ of handheld but it make video look more…video-ey.

Tools aside – excellent film (would have been awesome in 35mm : D )

fleshoff
fleshoff
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February 13th, 2010

Is it me or is there a blatent dead pixel, slightly on the left just above center?

Romain
Romain
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February 13th, 2010
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there are actually 2!

I found that really annoying

Nigel
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February 12th, 2010

Excellent short showcase for the Pentax. I do think sometimes ‘allot’ of 5D2 owners use the no 24p as an excuse not to film anything better than a ” shallow depth of field test ” with their camera’s ;)

cmac. i thought the fact they just left her in the car while it was still moving was actully very funny and well executed. ha ha…

Greg
Greg
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February 12th, 2010

What a terribly written article.

jared
jared
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February 12th, 2010

Thanks for the comment.
Jared

cmac
cmac
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February 12th, 2010

Pentax…. actually in the title… And they are learning just a bit – no 24,25,SMPTE… Just shooting movies and no complains :-)

And from there – a wonderful piece of movie making! Little too short on the piece where they run with the clown and the loss of the “princess” – they just left her, but overall – impressive!
No complains of low-res, 30fps, not so good for night shooting – just filming it! Bravo! Good performance and story!

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