MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Atomos is encouraging users to stay creative during the quarantine by filmming nature and wildlife in their own backyards. The company recently posted a video by staff member Dan Chung, who captured his small London garden, showing off the potential right nearby.
The piece was shot entirely in Apple ProRes RAW in 4K at 100fps using the Atomos Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder and an old, yet still highly-capable, second-hand Sony FS700R cinema camera. The lens was a Sigma 180mm f3.5 Macro on a Metabones EF-E mount adapter. The entire setup (apart from the tripod) was purchased for around $3500.
Atomos is now hosting a competition, searching for the best wildlife footage users can capture without breaking any government social distancing rules. As an incentive, they’ll be giving away a Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder-switcher to one lucky entrant whose work is deemed to be the most creative by Atomos and wildlife cinematographer Ben Cherry.
To participate, users can simply upload their entry to YouTube and add the hashtag #atomoskeepcreating, then leave a comment with the link post in the comments box on this video: https://youtu.be/z6bfTPI2aL4
. The competition runs until midnight (PST) on Tuesday April 21st, and Atomos will announce the winner on social media at the end of April 2020.
There are a few simple rules: The video should run one to two minutes and should be created specifically for this contest. No people should appear in the entry and no copyright should be infringed upon.
Atomos is also continuing its 10-year anniversary promotion, where customers can purchase the Shogun 7 and receive either an AngelBird 500GB AtomX SSDmini and Atomos Sunhood, or a Shinobi SDI five-inch HDR monitor. The offer ends Friday April 17th.