"Don’t Look Away" is a film directed by Stephen Morgan and shot by Director of Photography Michael Minock with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera. This narrative short movie (25-minute long) deals with human trafficking. Soon it will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime. The film tells the story of Dana who is induced by her new "boyfriend" to attend a Christmas party at a wealthy friend's home where she is drugged during the encounter and this is how her human slavery begins. The VariCam 35 was the primary camera and the package was rounded out with a set of Cooke S4i Primes, a Canon zoom, ARRI MB-19 matte box & FF-5 follow focus.
“The ability to record on two codecs simultaneously is beautiful! We recorded 4K on the main recorder (P2 cards) and 2K on the sub-recorder (Micro P2 cards), which were used to begin editing on the set. You can even record to the Rec. 709 color space on either recorder independently. We chose V-Log for both with breathtaking results.”
The 4K master will be used for exhibition at film festivals and art houses, while the 2K version will be distributed to the mentioned above non-profit organizations. Sadly we cannot show you the film yet as it is currently being edited in Adobe Creative Cloud, and color corrected on a DaVinci system.
You can follow this project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dontlookawayfilm.