Yup, the Small Giant team finally has it's own instagram feed
Our CYC is getting an upgrade.
Tim is doing his magic.
We had an AMAZING day testing out RED's new 8K "Monstro" - their latest, greatest VISTA VISION camera!!! Having one of the world's largest cinema sensors in our studio was a real thrill!
With the help of Masha (courtesy of Major Model), our trusty team, Scott Devitte (who brought over his cam), and a slew of vintage lenses, we got to see first hand how incredible this camera is.
To bring out Monstro's magic, we tested the following vintage Full Frame glass, all at 8KFF, and all at a 5.6:
7.5mm CANON FD FISHEYE
16MM 2.8 CONTAX FISHEYE
18MM F4 CONTAX
21MM 2.8 CONTAX
25MM 2.8 CONTAX
28MM F2 CONTAX
28MM 2.8 CONTAX
35MM 1.4 CONTAX
35MM 2.8 CONTAX
50MM 1.4 CONTAX
50MM 1.7 CONTAX
60MM 2.8 CONTAX MACRO
85.M 1.4 MM CONTAX
85MM 1.4 AEG CONTAX
85MM 2.8 CONTAX
100MM F2 CONTAX
100MM 2.8 CONTAX MACRO
100MM 3.5 CONTAX
135MM 2.8 CONTAX
180MM 2.8 CONTAX
35-70 3.4 CONTAX
28-85 3.3-4 CONTAX
80-200 F4 CONTAX
100-300 f4.5-5.6 CONTAX
35MM 1.4 SIGMA ART
21MM 2.8 ROKKOR
I was shocked by the coverage - they ALL COVERED! Some of the wides had very gentle vignetting, but I'm not sure you'd even see that when framed for HD!
We THEN tested some Hasselblad/IMAX glass as well, and threw these up on the beast (w/ a tilt shift setup): 50MM 2.8 HASSELBLAD
80MM 2.8 HASSELBLAD
120MM F4 HASSELBLAD MAKRO
150MM 2.8 HASSELBLAD
180MM F4 HASSELBLAD
250MM 5.6 HASSELBLAD
All I can say after this test is WOW.
This camera is amazing. Having a sensor this wide is bonkers. And throwing vintage glass on it is magic. And lemme tell you, this camera is 8K but it doesn't feel "sharp". Matched to such a large sensor, the resolution now has a dimensionality I've never seen before.
Blew my mind.
RED - hats off to you.
Getting ready to see The Breeders.
Andrew is triple checking our new sound panels from the fine folks @crossleyacoustics
After months of planning, our sound reno is done!
We're proud to say our digitial studio may well be one of the most sound proofed, sound optimized stages in the city!
Every detail matters, and sound is perhaps the most important detail of all.
Andrew and I just took a field trip to see Sarah and all the other magicians at @oliphantstudio!!! Checking in on our custom backdrop they're making, and learning more about the incredible, handmade textures they create...has been a real treat.
Hard to believe we filmed Elvis Costello and Diana Krall five days ago!! Feels like a month ago!
We were thrilled to join our friends at Amazon at historic Sears Sound to film this legendary rock and roll couple (where they recorded their fist ever duet). To share an intimate space, and an intimate day, with such accomplished artists is something my team and I will cherish for a long time.
Much thanks to Joe for all his inspired vision and planning - was great to share a set w/ him again!
There's nothing quite like filming puppies in the studio. I know "magic" is a word thrown around a lot, but yesterday it fit.
Thanks so much to Casey, Des. Andy and whole Lifetime team for bringing these balls of wonder into our life.
Always a treat to work w/ David Eisenbach, the perpetual gentlemen...who channeled his usaul Frank Sinatra smoothe moves today!! We also threw up another gobbsmaking Annie Liebovitz backdrop from @oliphantstudio; these massive fabrics are analog magic!! #history
TBT to last week, when we got to shoot w/ a wonderful, Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair level backdrop from the fine folks @oliphantstudio.
Words cannot express how gorgeous these hand made, massive fabrics are. They are a beguiling reminder of the magic of doing things in camera, and of the spell that's cast when you lean on time-honored, old school craft.
Thanks to Charles Barron for the pics - and for pushing for this look!
The small giant crew courtesy of @thewolvesden!!!!! Peter you rock.
These bottles you shipped now have a permenant home in our office!! #smallgiantnyc
TBT to when we shot w/ David Beckham a few weeks back.
A total gentlemen.
A very classy cause
Feels like a VERY long time ago!
It's A WRAP!!! So awesome to tell the story of a NY Legend.
Today we're on set AGAIN, this time with a 95 year old legend.
Another great NWSL shoot last night with these two.
Love these guys.
And love this campaign.
The 3 Stooges go out!! So great to have din dins w/ Joey 5 Cents & The Badge!
Much steak was consumed!! #muchosteak
Team 2 is about to head into "the lab"! Another great shoot w/ one of our fave clients!
Another great shoot w/ THIS GUY.
Karl Bourke - you're a royal treasure.
Always great to find a new coffee shop near the office!
Breukelen Coffee for the win!
Much thanks to Ben Orisich at Bodega for the recommend!! #SmallGiantCoffee
Mugsy's first day at the office.
He gives good notes.
The Small Giant office is open and ready for business!
A year in the making, this creative space gives us the room (literally) to make everything better!
With custom lighting, meeting area/green room, and high octane finishing stations, there's so much more we can do now!