Lumix

Paris in the Morning.

Paris is a city that everyone should visit at least once. Out of all the places I have been in Europe, Paris will always be at the top of my list. The short film below from emeric captures an early morning in Paris, with an overlay of what people might be thinking.

The film was shot on the new Panasonic GX7 with Panasonic 14-42mm, Olympus 9-18mm and 75mm lenses. Shot entirely hand held it shows the cameras solid image stabilization, as well as overall image quality. Besides showing off the camera, Emeric also shows off Paris in wonderful way.

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Magnum Photographer Ian Berry Talks About the GX7

The YouTube video below from Panasonic does two things, it advertises their new compact camera the GX& and it tells a terrific story. This is a beautifully shot and edited film featuring world renowned Magnum photographer Ian Berry. What I like about it is, it feels less like an ad and more like a vignette into Berry’s style of shooting, and his personality. Panasonic has done a great job of hiding the ad for the camera, inside a story that photographers and potential buyers can get behind. This is the soft-sell done right. At five and a half minutes in length it is worth watching just to hear what Berry says about blending in on the streets of Rome as he shoots.

Oh and did I mention just how amazing the video looks? I’m going to bet that this was shot on the Panasonic Lumix GH3. Just a guess, but it is one of the hottest DSLR’s for shooting video these day, so I think it’s a pretty solid bet.

Surfing Germany. Saubere Filme, and the Panasonic G3.

I don’t speak German, and I don’t have to, to get what is going on in the videos posted below.

The first video from Saubere Filme is the final product for a surfing video shoot that took place in Germany, at a point when the river Eisbach was raging with fast moving high spring waters. The second is the making of film that shows how they set this up and shot it using Panasonic Lumix G3 cameras, a flock of birds rig, some crazy lighting and rigging gear. The third is about the Hamburg Surf Festival”. (I didn’t know they had a surf festival in Hamburg)

All of the films were shot using the Panasonic Lumix G3 micro four thirds camera, with some pretty amazing results. They get some really great bokeh effects, when shooting with shallow depth of field. It looks like the low light performance is pretty solid, and the over all image quality is superb. If I hadn’t already ordered the new Olympus OMD-EM5, I might consider getting one of the Panasonics.

Even if you don’t speak German, do yourself a favor and watch these films. They are great inspiration, and show some really good behind the scenes footage outlining how they made these short films.

Camera Array Operator: Matthias Uhlig, Sigfried Kuckstein
Director: Jan Brockmann
DP: Dennis Fritz
AC: Johannes Revermann
Assistant Camera Array Operator: Ralf Dahlhaus
SlowMotion: Max Garhammer, Matthias Springer
Technical Suport: Panasonic Deutschland,
Johannes Rabe!, Panther Rental, WeissCam, Ewa Marine
Music: Marc Bühler – Universal Publishing Music Berlin
Production: Susi Kultau
PA’s: Maxi Kultau, Philip Krebs
Photos by: Ralf Dahlhaus

Lenses used:

Panasonic Micro Four Thirds:

H-F008E Lumix G Fisheye 3.5 / 8 mm
H-H014 LUMIX G 14 mm / F2.5 ASPH.
H-H020E LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH.
H-F007014E LUMIX G VARIO 7-14 mm
H-FS014045E Lumix G Vario 14-45 mm F 3.5-5.6 ASPH. O.I.S.
H-VS014140E LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140 mm
H-FS100300 LUMIX G VARIO 100-300 mm, O.I.S.

Leica:

Leica Summicron-M 1:2 / 50 mm
Leica Summarit-M 1:2.5 / 75 mm