Director Brendan Bellomo and cinematographer Greg Wilson were asked by Vision Research and Abel CineTech to shoot the first test footage with the yet to be announced Phantom Flex4K Digital Cinema Camera. The camera was a little more than a week old and still in its Alpha Proto-type stage when we got our hands on it.
All the live action footage was shot on March 24th, 2013 with some additional fire elements shot on the 23rd and 25th of March with the Hebron Fire Dept. and the Glastonbury Fire Dept. in Connecticut. We were thrilled with the camera’s performance at this early stage of its development and are very much looking forward to this camera as it matures prior to it’s release this fall. This is a true 4K RAW camera capable of at 1000fps at 4K resolution. Thanks to our great crew, including lead Phantom camera technician Edward Richardson, VRI and Abel CineTech for giving us the opportunity to shoot with this amazing new camera system.
Greg Wilson is a cinematographer living in NYC. He got his start working as a photo-journalist for magazines like Rolling Stone, Spin and Fader. In 2005 he began working in motion pictures. He shoots with everything from 16mm film to 65mm HD. He loves the outdoors and has a passion for working in tough environments needing on-the-spot solutions for demanding technical situations. Greg is the 2011 winner of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards for his short film, Somewhere Else. His list of clients include HBO, NGS, Starz, Nokia, Nike, PBS, Expedia, Cartoon Network, AOL, Rough Trade, Mute Records and more.