My big 15,000 twitter follower competition

In a few days I will reach my 15,000th Follower on Twitter. I will celebrate this great moment with many prizes. Thanks to all these great companies, which donated all that amazing gear for my competition! I have decided to create a contest on my Weblog, Facebook and Twitter. WEBLOG CONTEST: Only make a comment on this blog-entry and write some words, why you want to win this gear! ikan F3 – Friction Follow Focus ikan donated a great follow focus! Thank you ikan! I’ll post more prizes tomorrow! TWITTER CONTEST: It’s easy to win our special prize! You only have to publish this tweet on Twitter: Big Follower Contest by @wiegaertner. Win prizes from @letusdirect @KesslerCrane @ikancorp @redrockmicro @glidetrack http://bit.ly/hoyWxW Every tweet will be entered into a random draw in two weeks. Twitter Prize: Glidetrack SD Shooter FACEBOOK CONTEST: You can win prizes from Kessler Crane, Redrock Micro and Letus Direct on my Facebook Page. How to win: 1. Like my Facebook Page: 2. More instructions right here on my Facebook Page. Here are the prizes! Thanks to all companies for donating all that great gear! Duration of the contest: 14 days!

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CES 2011: Video of a working RED Scarlet

Dan Chung had the chance to get a first impression of the new RED Scarlet camera with a fixed lens at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Ted Schilowitz showed him some of the features of this new Digital Camera. I thought we will never get a RED Scarlet, since the DSLR video cameras had such a huge success! Now we are able to buy one of these great cameras soon, if we still want to!

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Trailer of a tv-documentary, which was shot with HDSLR’s

This is the trailer of the upcoming documentary “Kloster Irdning”, which will be broadcasted in HD this Thursday at 6.45 pm on Servus TV! It was shot entirely with HDSLR’s (Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II). In a small monastery in Styra, Austria, three Capuchin monks teach the ancient prayer of the heart… Director/DP Frank Suffert, with the team, Matt Sweetwood, Christopher Lenke and my person as operator and DP, shot this entire film using Digital SLR cameras. You can find more behind the scenes stuff right here on my blog! Kloster Irdning – das Herzensgebet premieres January 6, 2011 at 18:45 on ServusTV (servustv.com).

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You decide: Which situations do you want to see in my Panasonic AG AF 101/100 short film?

I will get the Panasonic AG AF 101/100 camcorder for three days next month. Panasonic will give it to me as loan unit and I hope to shoot some great footage with it. I have some Zeiss CP.2’s for the shoot. Here you can see some footage of the new Panasonic AG AF 101/100: My question to you: Which situations do you want to see in my short film? Low light, moving objects, sport…So many situations, but don’t know if I can film all that stuff in three days! Please help me and vote which things you want to see! If you want something which isn’t listed on the poll you can write a comment! Thanks! 😉 [poll id=”3″]

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Winner of the Vimeo Award: Last minutes with ODEN

I have already watched this short film a few months ago and I was very impressed. Eliot Rausch won the Vimeo Award for best video for this breathtaking documentary. This is such a sad moment for everybody with love in his heart, but it’s part of our life. I lost my dog the same way a few years ago and my lovely young cat this year. An animal like a cat or a dog is not an animal, it’s a family member and it’s hard to let them go. I’m crying right now! May Oden rest in peace and his memory be eternal. Directed/Edited: Eliot Rausch Director of Photography: Luke Korver, Matt B. Taylor Song: Big Red Machine / Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner

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Panasonic AG AF 100 low light footage 3200 ISO

My friend Philip has got a loan unit of the upcoming Panasonic AG AF 100 camcorder (that’s not fair, I want one too!!). He tested the cam in a low light situation at 3.200 ISO with a Voigtlander 50 mm 1.1 lens. It looks damn good, very impressive. In case you don’t know, this is only a compressed MP4 video! I look forward to watching more test videos of this great camcorder. Should I buy one? Yes, I think so! You can find more info about the test footage on Philip’s blog! If you haven’t read my latest microblog entry about the Panasonic AG AF 100, you can read it here.

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Marshall 5″ V-LCD50 HDMI vs. Small HD DP6

My friend Jared made a great comparison video about the Marshall 5″ V-LCD50 HDMI and the new SmallHD DP6 monitor. Both monitors are made for the new HDSLR’s. I want to buy one soon, but don’t know which one. Perhaps the video helps you for your decision. I like the Marshall panels and their ergonomics (knobs on the front…). I also had issues with the SmallHD DP1 in the past (bad panel, buttons on the back…). The first reviews of the new SmallHD DP6 are great, perhaps I should test both of them before I buy one. The marshall one costs $ 600. Good price for a good product! The DP6 costs $ 899 with HDMI, but you also can buy it with HDSDI for $ 1,299. You can read Jared’s short review on Cinema5d!

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Panasonic AG AF 100 footage with Carl Zeiss Ultra Primes

More and more videos of the new Panasonic AG AF 100 are appearing on the web. Today I found an interesting video of the new Panny, shot with Carl Zeiss Ultra Primes. I had a first look on the new Panny at Photokina, but my first impression wasn’t so good. I love the magnesium body of my DSLR, the Panasonic AG AF 100 Camcorder is a plastic bomber. But I have to say, the images out of it are amazing. Now should we buy an HDSLR or the new Panasonic camcorder? Good question and we should try to find an answer, for which work we are using the camera. I think no one of both will die in the future, the market will only be divided. The form factor of the HDSLR are still the best argument, but the inputs and outputs (XLR, HDSDI) of the Panasonic AG AF 100 are quite important for professional use. Here are some notes from crews.tv on Vimeo: The camera is capable of 35mm lenses, so we used a PL adapter and Zeiss Ultra Primes , choosing from our set as we saw fit on the day. We chose to record on the on-board…

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BTS: Paris Fashion Week for Wolfgang Joop

Last week I was in Paris. Director Frank Suffert booked me for a job for Wolfgang Joop at Paris Fashion Week. It was very interesting to see how such a show works. After the job was done I organized an HDSLR Meetup at the Louvre in Paris. Thanks to all for coming! They helped me out at my night shoot in Paris and two of them filmed me working. Thank you so much! You have to watch the videos. By the way: I’m not a smoker, sometimes I smoke a cigarette, but not every day, only one time in a month. 😉 Paris HDSLR Meetup 12 Oct. 2010 from Michel Luczak. My two days at Paris Fashion Week: HDSLR Meetup in Paris:

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