Documentary: Hebendanz Brewery

By December 13, 2011Films

English version with subtitles:

German version without subtitles:

Sony F3 S-Log version without grading:

This is a short documentary about the brewer Fritz Hebendanz in Northern Bavaria.

Shot with my Sony F3 and the S-Log firmware upgrade. I also used a KiPro Mini and recorded at 4:2:2 10-Bit ProRes HQ. S-Log is a great feature and worth every penny. It’s like buying a new sensor for the F3 – it simple doubles the sensitivity of the sensor.

Here is a short test clip, which I shot with S-Log:

Other gear I used for the documentary:
Carl Zeiss CP.2 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
Sachtler Cine 7+7HD tripod
Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly 2 feet
2x Litepanels 1×1
3x Dedolights
Denz Mini Follow Focus
Denz Sony F3 Support System with Rods
KiPro Mini recorder
Genus Elite Mattebox
Schneider Optics Polarizer 4×4

We shot this short documentary in about 16 hours. The whole film was edited and color corrected in 14 hours.

You can find some Behind the Scenes Photos on my Facebook Page.

About Sebastian Wiegärtner, BVK


  • marco says:

    I love your entry titles…
    And really impressed by the quality of your video.
    Well done!

  • Great work Sebastian – very effective indeed. I am sure they are delighted with this? It reminds me so much of stills I shot for a book about family brewery in England – 10 years ago on the first EOS digital ( I have just uploaded a v quick gallery, see link) when RAW was still used to describe meat 😉

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