Meeting the Titan: Making the X-Pro3 movie with Ihsan Ibraheem

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Sulaymaniayh, Kurdistan, Iraq This movie is the best part of the entire X-Pro3 project for me. It’s the most epic of all the things I delivered, because ace filmmaker Ihsan Ibraheem made it. He’s a one-person Hollywood production machine. He directed the movie, coached the clueless star, did the cinematography, set design, editing, grading, sound capture, and sound engineering. If you look very closely, you’ll notice, towards the end sequence, that there’s motion graphics involved in one of the scene transitions. Yep, he did that too. Man’s got a multitude of serious skills. Ihsan and I work together, so I’m well aware that he really knows what he’s doing with filmmaking. He’s got a breadth of skills in that field… and can also remember minute …

The Making of Dual Vision – Part 1

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I’d mentioned in my new year post that Flemming and I were going to be writing about our work on the Roaming Frame blog. It starts now, with a look back on our latest movie, Dual Vision. When we were asked to make a movie about our individual choices in Fujifilm’s X Series cameras – the X-T2 and the X-Pro2 respectively – we thought, “ah, this will be a cinch.” Yeah… not really. Read more about The Making of Dual Vision (Part 1) on Roaming Frame.

Pukekura Park

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This movie is the beginning of something I’ve been feeling a need to do, wanted to do for years. Made in the lush sanctuary that is Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, it is about watching the change of light on leaves, being absorbed by the forest and those tall, rushing trees, and the magnificence of a single unfurling frond. Pukekura Park, being an oasis for many feathered species, is where I really listened to birdsong, its inhabitants raucous in their haven. Resplendent in stillness, the sanctity of green space.

X-Photographer Per-Anders Jörgensen “Eating With The Chefs” and Fujfilm X100 series cameras

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Watch the video Back in May this year, Flemming and I went to Malmö with the Fujifilm Nordic team to listen to the imitable Per-Anders Jörgensen speak about his photography, and the role that the X100T played in the creation of his book, Eating With The Chefs. We got to share an afternoon and a meal with Per-Anders, and interview him for this video. It was an enlightening afternoon that left a deep impression on Flemming and I, so we’re as thrilled as the Fujifilm Nordic team to share this video. Enjoy! Credits Still images: Per-Anders Jörgensen Original soundtrack: The musical, magic Rasmus Kjærbo Audio engineering: Flemming Bo Jensen Directed, filmed, edited: Charlene Winfred With many thanks to Per-Anders Jörgensen, Lotta Jörgensen, and Ricard Raventos for a …

The New Fujifilm X-T10 Promotional Movie and Sample Photos

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Made in Australia, finished in Singapore, published in Copenhagen. This was an international effort. If you’ve been keeping up with the rumblings about this camera, wait no more! Read all about it: Official press release | My Professionals Review on The X-T10’s product page Check the X-Photographer promo movie out right here. It stars yours truly, armed with octopus hair, big grin and of course, the all new Fujifilm X-T10. Still Photographs: Charlene Winfred (yes, me!) Original Soundtrack: Rasmus Kjærbo | Audio Capture and Engineering: Flemming Bo Jensen | Directed & Edited: Charlene Winfred (directing and editing myself was not weird. At all.) Filmed by: Flemming Bo Jensen & Charlene Winfred Filmed with: X-T1 and XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 (with the XF 35mm F1.4 used for the product segments) This is the first …

A Fujifilm Video Rig

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I have a new setup for shooting video. Several months ago, I filmed the XF 16-55 F2.8 promo video with a borrowed XT-1 and 23mm lens, a stabilizer cobbled together from Flemming’s Gorillapod and 3 kilos of lead sinkers, and no lighting of any kind. It looked like this: It’s a big departure from the picture at the top of the post. More on the whole experience here. Fast forward 4 months and I’m properly equipped with a quality, lightweight video rig, courtesy my sponsors (yep, I’m officially sponsored!). The line up: Fujifilm X-T1 Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens (fabulous stabilization!) Fujifilm MIC-ST1 microphone (not pictured) Cineroid L10C-VC Swedish Chameleon SC4:Small Shoulder Support) With much gratitude to my sponsors: Fujifilm Nordic for the XT-1 camera body, 18-135mm lens and MIC-ST1 microphone Goecker Denmark for the Cineroid …

The new Fujinon XF 16-55 f2.8 – promo movie

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Fujifilm 16-55 Promotional Movie from Charlene Winfred on Vimeo. For most of December, Flemming and I have had the pleasure of making stills (him) and a promotional movie (me) for the brand new, highly anticipated Fujinon XF 16-55mm f2.8 lens that’s just been released. We had a musician create the original soundtrack this time. Tusind tak the brilliant Rasmus Kjærbo for great work on this project! Video I shot the video on a gorgeous Graphite Silver Edition X-T1 with a XF 23mm f1.4, both on loan from Fuji Japan. The X-T1 was pre-loaded with the new Version 3.0 firmware. Read about my experience making this video with a lightweight, all-Fuji setup. Stills Flemming’s sample images (crazy clean, contrasty, vibrant JPEGs straight out of the camera) can be found here. Massive thanks …

Thinking Beyond: on making a first film

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7110 – The number of times Beyond has been played since it was released ten days ago. It’s been featured on PetaPixel, F-Stop Lounge and Monster Children. David Hobby, yes the Strobist, has shared it on Google+. It’s been shared among our collective friends, family and followers more times than either of us can keep track of. I’m not entirely sure what to think of the hubbub that my little documentary about Flemming has generated. On one hand, I’m thrilled to bits, on the other I’m all “!!!!!!!!” I’ve received an amazing amount of messages from people everywhere with support and encouragement. My mother said it was “awesome!!!!!” and that Flemming’s story made her too, wish she could travel forever. My mom’s a tough customer. …