Equipment

Editing Suite & Production Office

Shatterglass Studios has a full production and editing suite in the newly built M2 office complex in downtown Champaign. Our office is a great place for clients to observe the process of each project in person while not having to drive hundreds of miles. Our office also has a state of the art conference room that overlooks downtown Champaign.

Cameras

RED One Digital Cinema Camera
Canon 5D Mark II

Software

Final Cut Studio 3 (Includes Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, DVD Studio Pro and Compressor)
Adobe After Effects CS4
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe Premiere CS4
Autodesk Maya
Cinema 4D
Logic Pro
Cinema Tools
Pixar Renderman
RED Cine
RED Alert
Knoll Light Factory
Magic Bullet Mojo
Magic Bullet Looks
Trapcode Suite

What is Red? A Digital Cinema Primer

Simply put, the Red One Camera is a revolution in the field of motion picture photography, and it is the secret weapon in Shatterglass Studios’ arsenal of creative technology. Introduced onto the market in late 2007, the Red One shocked the core of the entire motion picture industry when it proved out of the gate that it was a technological force to be reckoned with.

Technically speaking, the Red One is essentially just an advanced digital camera. But unlike other high-end digital HD cameras that use small 2/3rd in sensors, the Red One uses a special Super 35mm-sized sensor* to produce images that are virtually indistinguishable from the 35mm film used in major motion pictures. What this means is that the image you get from the Red One is the first ever accessible digital alternative to the hugely expensive costs of purchasing and developing film. Until the Red One, cameras that could achieve this level of quality in a digital camera were reserved for use only by major motion picture studios with budgets in the hundreds of millions. But now, we are able to completely provide that level of quality and impact right here in central Illinois.

So what does that mean in terms of your project? Well, to answer that question let’s look at the typical cost of a simple 30 second commercial shot on film. The average commercial will shoot around 2-3 hours of footage to be edited down into a 30 second spot. That’s around 120 seconds of footage, which is somewhere around 12,000 feet of film. Film tends to cost around $0.70 per foot which would bring our total already to around $8,400 to purchase the film. But then you have the cost of processing the negative for a telecine which will run you around $250 per hour of processing. This might add anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 onto your cost. So you’re currently spending over $10,000 on film stock and processing alone, before you begin to budget in the many other costs for your shoot (and imagine these costs for a 5-minute promotional). Your other option is to shoot on a cheap HD camera. That will of course eliminate your film costs but you will now have a cheap-looking production. We know that you can’t afford for your promotional material to look cheap and that’s where the Red camera comes in. It allows you the exact same image and quality that film will give, with the cost-efficient benefits of an HD camera.