King Solomon – Shot with RED Scarlet + Nikon D800

by Barry Andersson2 Comments

    We are always looking at videos online. This one I think is worth the watch. It is a little over 2 minutes and mixes RED footage with the Nikon D800.

    It isn't the image I think that makes this stand out but rather the sound design and the editing.

    Check it out and see how much a good sound design and how you put the pieces together in your video make it stand out from the crowd.

    King Solomon

    Message from Jared Rosenthal:

    Hey Mitch!

    Hope you've been well. Just wanted to send you the latest if you have a minute or two to take a look – shot on the Scarlet and a D800 with a 24mm tilt shift. Would love to hear your thoughts!


    Portrait of a NYC subway drummer.
    Featuring “Amazen King” Solomon Roe

    Directed by Jared Rosenthal
    Cinematography by Ricardo Campos
    Tilt Shift Photography by Rahul Sharma
    Edited by Luca Repola & Jared Rosenthal

    Special Thanks to Alex Linzmeier

    Additional music from the Vimeo Music Store
    “Eschatology II” by Andrew Christopher Smith (

    (cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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    1. inforobob

      As a D800 user I would like to know which shots are the Nikon and which are the RED.

      Robert A. Ober

    2. jaredrosenthal

      inforobob  Hi Robert,

      Anything in slow-motion is RED, as well as the interview and the majority of the performance stuff with the wild camerawork. Most of the subway fly-by shots (including the one overhead of the train passing underneath and the one at 1:02) and the first 8 seconds or so of the video are all D800. We shot all of that stuff with a tilt-shift lens to try and get a different-looking perspective.

      In general the D800 was much cleaner in the subway station, but from a personal standpoint I thought it lacked a little bit of the grit that the RED noise added. It was a little bit tougher to grade as well, but still a great b-cam.

      – Jared

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