and Samsung are proud to present the finalists of the 4k Filmmaking Challenge. The ten finalists are currently shooting their 5-minute 4k films, which will each be featured in an online gallery next month. Each finalist will also be featured in a special PDN
and Samsung 4k Filmmaking issue, polybagged with the November issue of PDN
, and the to-be-determined grand-prize winner will receive a four-page feature, a Samsung NX1 and $2,500.
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WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO 4K VIDEO NOW, WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE STILL HAVE HD DISPLAYS IN THEIR HOME?
I've worked with HD content for quite some time, and have seen my work projected in theaters, where it looks great, even on a 40-foot screen. I was a bit hesitant about 4K. That quickly subsided when I had the chance to use the NX-1 and work with the footage in post. I've discovered that shooting 4K gives me a huge amount of flexibility, even when I'm finishing in HD. For example, if I shoot an interview, I now shoot it wider than I might typically, and I have the ability to zoom in on that image during the edit more than 100% without losing any quality, effectively giving me multiple shot sizes in one. That can be a huge help when the budget doesn't allow for multiple cameras. And when I am finishing in 4K, I know that my content is future-proofed. While not everyone has a 4K display in their home yet, they will, and I know that the work I do today will still look great down the road when 4K becomes the norm.
— Andrew Putschoegl
New York-based photographer Ben Franke specializes in shooting parkour. Being an expert in movement photography, he knows the importance of every single take. Learn how the Samsung NX1 played an invaluable role in the Samsung NX1 Videotography project.
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