Here's the first big Platinum production on the RED Epic; on Le Cheval (French for The Horse) - a 550 acre property designed for breeding race horses in South East Queensland, in a place called the Scenic Rim. Developed by Tony Halpin, who bears a striking resemblance to Australia's iconic Paul Hogan.
Great story, great production, great narration and an awesome character! Everything we've come to expect from Brett and the crew at PlatinumHD.
I only have one complaint: What I've always loved to do with PlatinumHD property videos is put them in full screen mode and sit back and watch the amazing quality on my 27" screen. Now when I do that I have to look at black bars at the top and bottom! I hate the black bars! Somebody help me out, no one is ever going to view online video in this aspect ratio are they? So why do we need the black bars? Can't this be shot in the aspect ratio that fits the screens it's going to be viewed on? Or even crop it in FCP X. To me any gain in resolution with the RED brings to the table is negated by these ugly black bars! Call me a winer or whatever but I want the 5d MKIIs back so I don't have to look at these black bars!
I feel much better now that I got that off my chest! Some times a good rant makes you feel better.