Samsung introduces the first of four 4K short films shot exclusively on its NX1 camera
posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:48 PM EDT
In an effort to show off the video capabilities of its NX1 mirrorless camera, Samsung America has teamed up with four filmmakers from around the United States to create short films in 4K.
Yvonne, the first of the four short films, premiered yesterday as part of Social Media Week in Los Angeles. The short film, shot exclusively in 4K with Samsung NX1 cameras, was created by screenwriter Steven Rowley and directed/produced by Andrew Putschoegl.
In it, Yvonne, played by Tony Award-Winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, deals with the daily struggles of being a wife, mother and homemaker, leading her to escape the routine and start a new life inside her kitchen refrigerator. Below is a trailer for Yvonne, which you can view in its entirety, here.
The three remaining short films in Samsung’s Content Series were done in collaboration with original content creators RocketJump, YouTube filmmaker Wittydud and alternative music publication Pitchfork.
RocketJump’s collaboration takes a behind-the-scenes look at the launch of the RocketJump Film School (RJFS). This particular short was shot in one take, with the help of Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team.
Wittydud’s collaboration with Samsung brings to life his nature cinematography, in 4K, for the first time ever. This time, he took to the Skagit Valley of Washington to capture birds as they migrated south.
Pitchfork’s collaboration focuses on the US tour of Australian musician Courtney Barnett as part of Pitchfork’s ‘Contour’ video series. The final short film will contain performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage as Barnett travels from Napa to New Orleans for her new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
Samsung was kind enough to share with us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Yvonne, as well as give use a closer look at the technology that went into making the short film possible. Below are the videos in their respective order.