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‘The Blacksmith’ by Elle Schneider – shot on SIGMA fp
and Ninja V

August 28th, 2020

Atomos Creator Elle Schnieder covers a story of the Village Blacksmith in Greenport, New York, all captured with the SIGMA fp + Ninja V in 4K ProRes RAW. Blacksmith Tom Barry gives a walkthrough of the tedious process of crafting a bottle opener out of a flat bar piece in his workshop.



About the film

The East End Seaport Museum in Greenport, NY, celebrates the rich maritime history of Long Island with activities and attractions ranging from a yearly maritime festival, to a saltwater aquarium, antique fresnel lenses, and tours of local lighthouses. While closed for the 2020 season due to current events, the museum has been able to keep its waterfront blacksmith shop open on weekends. Where it showcases traditional methods of forging, once used to equip a century of ships built in and servicing Long Island and the greater New York region. In this short documentary, village blacksmith Tom Barry walks us through one of the educational projects he demonstrates to visitors in the shop, explaining his tools, methodology, and a little bit of Greenport lore.




Director / DP: Elle Schneider
Music: Kevin Boucher, licensed under Creative Commons 0
Cut and graded in SDR with Final Cut Pro X



As one of SIGMA’s Cine Ambassadors, Elle Schneider has been shooting stills and video with the fp since fall of last year, and has found it a versatile tool with many applications both on set and off. With a full frame sensor housed inside a lightweight but sturdy body, the fp’s 12-bit RAW shooting capabilities allow users to unlock the true cinematic potential of this small, infinitely riggable camera. Capturing ProRes RAW from the fp using the Atomos Ninja V monitor is an easy to use, ergonomic solution to achieving RAW quality on set without inhibiting the portability of the fp. Not forgetting how its accessible workflow streamlines the steps required to work with other, data-heavy RAW codecs. Like traditional ProRes, ProRes RAW was created in partnership with Apple to become a ubiquitous, industry-wide file format, and is recognized in a growing number of popular NLEs and color suites.

Learn more about the East End Seaport Museum at eastendseaport.org





Elle Schneider

ELLE SCHNEIDER is a filmmaker from New York City. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Maxim, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, Rolling Stone, and MovieMaker. An avid cinephile with a passion for genre films, who cites Roger Corman, David Lean, Fritz Lang, and James Cameron as her biggest influences, Elle is the foremost expert on 1959 sci-fi melodrama TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE and industrial film studio CENTRON CORPORATION. She is an International Cinematographer’s Guild (Local 600) director of photography, writes about cinematography for ICG Magazine, and is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC).

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Below are Atomos products used in the video.

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