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13
Apr

“Unmentionables” // teaser trailer

The official teaser trailer of Michael Shu’s Visual Communications “Armed with a Camera” fellowship short!

A sneak peek into the dark world within the laundromat in a film starring Edward Rowley, Alice Wen and Luca Rodrigues. The teaser trailer features original music from talented film composer Chanda Dancy!

The film will be premiering at the Visual Communications “Digital Posse Ver. 2012” program on May 13th, 2012 at 7PM at the Director’s Guild of America Theater 1.

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30
Mar

“Unmentionables” // behind the scenes

Take a peek into what it took to put together the short film directed by Michael Shu under the mentorship of Visual Communications.

Appearing in this little montage is footage from the two main shoot days in the laundromat and basement. You can see just how much concentration all of the crew had… and then some random antics… Hey, when you’re shooting until 7AM, it’s bound to happen, yes?
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21
Mar

Ya Los Angeles // Fashion Lifestyle Shoot

A fusion of photo and cinema on a single day run/gun shoot across 6 locations!

In February, clothing manufacturer YA Los Angeles approached us to produce a video for their booth at the MAGIC fashion tradeshow in Las Vegas – which was to start in 2 weeks. The 3 minute video video was to be looped on their huge TV screens, to show not only their clothing but be a fun and modern “lifestyle” video. After looking at each other for a few seconds after hearing the short turnaround, we were game.
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23
Feb

Ya Los Angeles // Sneak Peek

A behind the scenes sneak peek at the fashion photo/cinema shoot we did for Ya Los Angeles for their MAGIC fashion convention booth and website.
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01
Feb

Otto Instruments // A Small Company That’s Huge

Otto Instruments and Avionics approached us about the idea to create a video to celebrate over 60 years in the aviation industry. We were struck by how Otto Instruments, within the corporate success, was such a close-knit family company at its core.
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24
Jan

Boudoir with RED SCARLET-X

A little while ago, we (Anthony, Georgia and Michael) all had the opportunity to test our SCARLET-X “Rockwell” on the Steadicam Zephyr and the Midas Mount on a boudoir shoot. We are having a blast filming with SCARLET-X.
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21
Jan

“Unmentionables” Shoot Day 1 – The Laundromat

Onyx Cinema’s Michael Shu directs “Unmentionables” as part of Visual Communications’ “Armed with a Camera” fellowship for 2012. Wrapping its first shoot day of principle photography at a Hollywood laundromat, the film is scheduled to screen at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival of 2012.

Alice Wen and Edward Rowley in the opening scene of “Unmentionables”

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Jan
31
Dec

RED EPIC/SCARLET Workflow Diagram

We try to make helpful tools for people out there who want to learn more about filmmaking. With the purchase of the RED SCARLET, we needed to familiarize ourselves with the R3D workflow. So we created a simple graphic we wanted to share to help guide the process.

24
Dec

Red Scarlet-X on the Airfield

Onyx Cinema’s Michael Shu, Anthony Vu and Georgia Yeh bring their new Scarlet-X onto the Ontario Airport Air Field to film a 727 in action.

It was a super windy day with our lips flapping outside, but we had loads of fun.  The Scarlet-X is able to give the power of the Red cameras in smaller, confined spaces like the cockpit.

We took advantage of the EF mount Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/1.4.  Footage soon to be featured in our next addition to our “Works” section!