Beer credits to me for any near term beer outlay for when they ship? (a beerback?)
Since both you gentlemen seem to be online monitoring your beer tally, I have an equipment question.
As of today everything we shoot has a video component.
This brings two things to light regardless of camera format.
First is ISO. Right now we're in to pre production on a large shoot in a multiple series of locations. We'll use sunlight aided by crafted lighting, lifestyle situations that are completely lit using crafted light and the creative brief calls for a great deal of flexibility in what we deliver.
High quality stills, high quality motion imagery and many options of every major scene.
In going over our equipment list what we really need is high megapixel still camera that shoots video from the same position, though with many scenes would require 800 to 1000 iso if we use continuous lights, or the second option is to use medium format with strobe and mixed daylight for the stills, then double light the set with continuous lights (hmi' and leds) and shoot the motion with the RED.
The third option would be to shoot the 5d type of camera with continuous light for the stills and either continue with the 5d for video or add the RED never changing the lighting.
So my point is as good and welcome it is that both of your companies are adding lenses and improving your product, what are the plans for higher iso for continuous lighting, or even the ability to shoot motion with the same camera?
The iso part is very important as our studios continue to invest in more continuous sources, as you know even 800 watt hmi fixtures easily get to $6,000 a fixture so for a large production it is easy to get to $30,000 in lighting and this is just scratching the surface.
If I want to add medium format into the mix, we somewhat double our work load double lighting a set to work in flash and continuous.
So since you guys seem to drink a lot of beer, would you wait until you get a good buzz on, (so you've dropped your guard) and let us know your next major plans.