LOOM (4K Short Film) By Luke & Ridley Scott

Dystopian theme. Love. Giovanni Ribisi. Double Love.

LOOM – 20 minute short film written and directed by Ridley Scott’s son Luke Scott, acts a tribute to Ridley’s Blade Runner. The movie has been shot in 4K and for those souls like me who hadn’t heard this term before,

4K refers to one of two high definition resolutions: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels. 4K is four times the high definition resolution of 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) that is one of main current consumer high definition resolution standards.

What makes 4K significant is that with the use of ever larger TV screen sizes as well as video projectors, 4K provides much more detailed and less pixel visible images than 1080p. 1080p looks great up to about 80-inches, and can still look good in larger screen screen sizes, but 4K can deliver an even better looking image for those larger screen sizes. (Continue reading here)

Luke Scott has captured this movie with a Red Camera and if this is yet another thing you’ve never heard (like me), here is a brief explanation of what a Red Camera is,

The RED ONE camera is a 4K digital cinema camera. It is initially aimed at Cinema syle shooting, meaning that it is in many ways like a traditional film camera. It uses traditional film lenses and other film hardware including matte boxes and follow focus systems. But instead of shooting film it shoots digitally.

It shoots at a resolution several times higher than high definition, making it more suitable for theatrical release. It’s larger sensor and ability to use film lenses gives the image a more traditional cinematic look than most HD as well.

It records to hard drives or Compact Flash memory. Footage can be downloaded to a computer from the hard drive, via Firewire 800, Firewire 400 or USB. The Compact Flash memory can be used in any Compact Flash reader. The software required to convert the footage is freely available from www.red.com.

It is a software driven camera. It takes over a minute to boot up, and has some very computer like tendencies, but it is also very flexible. The camera is evolving, and getting better all the time. All the updates are free, and new features are coming out monthly. Since I got the camera, they added a 3K mode at 60 frames per second, 2K at 120 frames per second, and new assisted ways to accurately focus by eye, just to name a few updates. (Continue reading here)

And of-course, the movie:

To watch it in all its 4K glory, head over to Red User forums to download the movie.

I personally love the cinematography by Dariusz Wolski!

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