Ascalon Films

Ascalon Films Film and video production company.

Shooting on 16mm, 35mm, Red One, Sony EX3 and Canon 7D. Editing in Final Cut Studio with Adobe Master Collection. Parent company of HD stock footage creator, Vesperstock.

New website is live, thanks to Adobe Portfolio. May still need some tweaks and adjustments, but in the meantime, here it...
05/02/2020
Ascalon Films - Work

New website is live, thanks to Adobe Portfolio. May still need some tweaks and adjustments, but in the meantime, here it is: https://ascalonfilms.com

Some of Ascalon Films' projects and collaborations

03/19/2020
KINO FLO @ 2020 DCS Lighting Expo

Kino Flo's Frieder Hochheim gives an in depth explanation of the problems faced by lighting manufacturers in trying to maintain color fidelity of LED lighting when each camera interprets the spectrum differently.

From the Digital Cinema Society's Lighting Expo last month.

Kino Flo's Frieder Hochheim gives an in depth explanation of the problems faced by lighting manufacturers in trying to maintain color fidelity of LED lighting…

2019 Camera Comparison Chart - revised (created by Thomas Fletcher and Gary Adcock)
01/01/2020
2019_CameraComparison Chart.pdf

2019 Camera Comparison Chart - revised
(created by Thomas Fletcher and Gary Adcock)

2019 Camera Comparison Chart by Gary Adcock and Thomas Fletcher

12/09/2019
This is not BLUE (a lesson in color theory)

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Everything you think you know about color is a lie. Come learn the REAL primary colors and find out where color comes from. I Can't Words for Garbage shirt: ...

11/18/2019
TU VLOG

Looking forward to trying out some of these!

AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY TRICKS 📸

10/23/2019

ASC Master Class - Caleb Deschanel

Interesting read about lenses (originally posted by Crescenzo Notarile Asc Aic)
10/17/2019
How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’

Interesting read about lenses (originally posted by Crescenzo Notarile Asc Aic)

It’s often called the optic that best approximates human vision, but approximation is relative.

10/11/2019

Lens Filtration

08/29/2019
So Yummy

SFX for Halloween. Which is two months away. Why am I posting this now? Because it's amusing!

Jekyll, why you Hyde-ing? Try these 6 mad scientist treats for the spookiest Halloween ever! 👻🔬🎃

Get the full recipe and instructions: http://snip.ly/qqhj11

Instagram: @SoYummy
Group: What's Cookin' Good Lookin'? by SoYummy

Filters, sliding bridge plates, various useful stuff. Check out the auction...
08/16/2019
TV/FILM PRODUCTION GEAR

Filters, sliding bridge plates, various useful stuff. Check out the auction...

TV/FILM PRODUCTION GEAR(#798106) 08/15/2019 12:00 AM PDT - 08/22/2019 12:54 PM PDTStarts Ending 08/22/2019 10:00 AM PDT Sale info Advanced Search ▼ Items per page Advanced Search Sort by Filter By Categories Rings Grids Hi Hat Jibs Panels Tubes Filters Lighting Plant Support Cases Parts Quality Co...

06/26/2019
Advertising World

What happens when you combine robots with high speed cameras

Here's What's Going on in the Making of Your Favorite Commercials
Credit: Interesting Engineering
instagram.com/stevegiralt.

Worth a look!
06/18/2019
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Worth a look!

Create a short film that highlights Los Angeles in under 5 minutes. Over $60,000 in prizes!

Sculpting with light and shadow. Beautiful!
06/08/2019
Light & Shadow — Kumi Yamash*ta

Sculpting with light and shadow. Beautiful!

I sculpt using both light and shadow. I construct single or multiple objects and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).

Excellent article about data rates and specs for different SD cards (warning: this is for camera nerds):
04/26/2019
Fastest SD Card Speed Tests for Video & Photo Cameras

Excellent article about data rates and specs for different SD cards (warning: this is for camera nerds):

With cameras getting bigger and better HD video recording and burst shooting features all the time, some of them need the write speeds the current generations of SD cards provide. So here's a roundup of the fastest SD cards available.

Register your work with the US Copyright Office if you want to protect it
12/27/2018
IT’S TIME FOR THE WRITER’S GUILD TO SHUT DOWN THE WGA REGISTRY

Register your work with the US Copyright Office if you want to protect it

Since 1927, the Writers Guild of America, West Registry has existed as a place where professional and aspiring screenwriters can deposit their scripts. It exists solely to document a provable date…

10/26/2018
WIND

Enjoy!

WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned…

09/06/2018
My Father The Alien

My Father The Alien is finally online! We made this a few years ago. Finally did the latest color correction update this week. Hope it amuses: https://vimeo.com/288605864

another strange Fun Yet Films production

09/05/2018
Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

Weird and wonderful sounds of the Apprehension Engine

What happens when a horror movie composer and a guitar maker join forces? They create the world’s most disturbing musical instrument. Affectionately known as...

08/25/2018
The cinematography of Arrival || Bradford Young || Spotlight

Bradford Young ASC talks about the cinematography of Arrival, sharing some wonderful insights into the storytelling process

This week Bradford Young takes us through how he related to the story in Arrival. He also talks about how it was shot to fit in with the look of the film. --...

06/07/2018
3 Ways To Replicate Anything in After Effects

Another fun tutorial, this time from our friends at Dissolve. The heart of the subject is keying, which shows you don't always need a green (or blue) screen. But you do need patience and time to get it perfect: https://youtu.be/b4eHLdaj1E8

Achieving the MMUUULLTTIIPPLLY effect; 3 ways to replicate anything in After Effects You asked we listened. Following the launch of MMUUULLTTIIPPLLY and nume...

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Shooting on 16mm, 35mm, Arri cameras, Red cameras, Sony cameras, etc etc. Editing in Adobe Premier with After Effects and the rest of Adobe Creative Suite. Parent company of 4K stock footage creator, Vesperstock.

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