DIRECTOR J.T. Tepnapa and cinematographer David Berry made a field trip this week to pick up the RED Scarlet camera with which we will be shooting The Dark Place in less than a month.
The price tag? Just over $26,000. And it was funded completely by the 281 backers on Kickstarter who provided the financial support to make The Dark Place a reality. Thank you, backers!
And we have pledged to make the camera available to other independent filmmakers so that they can reduce their camera costs, too.
Our camera is the 4,011th one sold by the company (it’s numbered — “like a piece of art!”, according to J.T.).
ABOUT THE SCARLET This camera is a huge step up from the DSLR we used to shoot Judas Kiss, the Canon 7D. The camera itself — the “brain” — is only the core of a much larger set up of mounted accessories that together form what truly is The Camera. RED makes the cameras that major studio productions and television series are shot on. It’s the real deal.
Here are some of the films shot on RED cameras: Oz the Great and Powerful, Thor: The Dark World, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, The Great Gatsby, and The Hobbit.