Today HD Cameras are being produced like food. However, a lot of new cameras that have been coming out are notimpressive such as the Black Magic Cinema 2.5k Camera. We at Kvibe do not like the Black Magic Cinema Camera due to it’s videoish look, however, we are impressed with KineRAW S35 camera’s filmic look.
Stay tuned for more updates about this camera.
On set for our new short film titled “The Specifics” written & directed by Salvatore Sutera. We worked with Billy Greene who owned a $126,000 steadicam rig that could hold over 85lb of weight. The Red Scarlet X is so light that the operator recommended to find ways of making the rig heavier.
It’s an awesome rig, flies very nicely, and I would say for anyone into this gear, it’s worth the investment as it will pay for itself in a few years for any single entity.
On July 10th – 12th, Kvibe Productions will be working on a short film titled “The Specifics” which will be directed by Salvatore Sutera. Majority of the shoot will be taken place in Hoboken, NJ. Right after that, from July 13th – 15th, we’ll be on Fire Island working on a short film titled “Blinded” which will be directed by Christian Vogeler. This film will be shot all on Fire Island in Long Island, NY. We have the honor of producing and presenting these two films. Why 2 films back to back you ask? It’s July and it’s the opportunity to capitalize on getting professional workers on our set during their break.
The camera we decided to go with will be the Red Scarlet X. The lenses we’ll be using will be the Zeiss CP2’s 18, 21, 25, 28, 35, 50, 85, 100. We are bringing a truck of grip equipment and going to have a medium size crew of 20 to make this film deliver the storytelling value it deserves.
We’ll be posting updates of BTS photos and video clips on our Facebook.com/kvibeproductions. Please make sure you visit the page for those updates.
It’s about time we introduce the faces of Kvibe Productions.
Since opening a studio facility in Jersey City, NJ, in January 2012, we grew our staff from 2 to 13 staff employees in a matter of 5 months. We found out that the team is just one quirky hardworking family. We love to joke around, but when it’s game time, we are dead serious with our craft and ensure 100% professionalism to our clients. Our curiosity is our motivation and we are always learning and refining our craft to become the best in the business.
Everyone in the team have a specialty that makes the product we work on very unique. We make our own rules and our #1 rule is to satisfy our clients.
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Finally, after receiving our Red Scarlet towards the middle of March of 2012, we are finally releasing some content. One of our first Red projects for 2012 was working on a music video by CjP from Jersey City, NJ. They hired Kvibe Productions to produce the music video in a filmic fashion. We believe we achieved it. Below is a trailer and soon to come next week will be the Behind the Scenes documentary of the making of the music video titled “Forever”.
Kvibe Productions have hired 6 interns, 5 of which are from New Jersey City University (NJCU). They’ll be working with Kvibe for 3 months and will decide if they would like to stay with Kvibe Productions for a longer term commitment.
Three of the interns have said they are committed to Kvibe even after their internship because they have learned so much within a couple months from learning avid, being on set, producing a film, working with Red Cameras, DSLRS, aesthetics of filmmaking, and much more. Because of their commitment, Kvibe has a vested interest in their careers and are helping those future employees to become official at Kvibe.
As the result, we would guide the interns as much as possible and steer them in the right direction. As we moved through that process, the interns had to come up with a short film concept and script. Kvibe did their best to steer them in the right direction rather than run and gun without a plan. The interns were required to pre-visualize the scene, storyboard, scout locations, test cameras and lenses, and figure out all the logistics they can think of. The most challenging part is finding the balance of guiding and directing them. It was only right for Kvibe to watch over them and have them go through the painful mistakes they encountered.
Some examples of their mistakes of creating their own perfect storm.
1) They were late to their own film including their cast by 1 hour.
2) Upon arriving to the gas station location, they did not assess that there was going to be any business. Cars would roll in and take 5-10 minutes to refill their car. Then more cars would line up. When the lot was empty, they were able to take the shot, however, because they did not practice the shot, they missed it and struck out 4 times.
3) They did not do enough camera testing and understand what was needed. The cinematographer should have had an understanding of photography basics, but had no idea. Kvibe had to jump into the mix to help them with their photography.
4) The direction skills were unprofessional. Being a director, you need to have all the answers, rather than ask the questions. Their needs to be empathy and that was not there. Actress wasted many hours of being idle because the production was not ready at all. That’s usually blamed on the producer and director
5) In the storyboard, all shots were written out, but wasn’t even used. I don’t remember them looking at the shot list once and staying on track with what was happening. The AD was very new to the position and did not push the crew hard enough to get things done.
Those are a few examples and there are much more on the mistakes that the students made for themselves. If you can think of any mistake, they made it. The most important thing now is to assess and to find solutions to why they made those mistakes. Is it laziness, perception, poor teaching from the school, or no work ethics?
Filmmakers who are hungry are more than eager to spend many many sleepless nights to get things right and to learn as quick as possible. These students do not have that mindset yet. Until they do, it will take them many years to get them to a better spot in their careers. Kvibe only hopes that students who do intern with Kvibe Productions understand that we don’t make “your career”, we only guide your career and it’s up to you to take advantage of the guidance with the work we bring into the company.