(L to R) Matthew Billings (director) and Cliff Lee (martial artist) going over the shoot plan.(L to R) Matthew Billings (director) and Cliff Lee (martial artist) going over the shoot plan.
(L to R) Sunshine Whitton and Scott Gwin (camera operator) assembling the RED Epic.(L to R) Sunshine Whitton and Scott Gwin (camera operator) assembling the RED Epic.
(L to R) Cliff and Matthew(L to R) Cliff and Matthew
It's time to get serious.It's time to get serious.
(L to R) Matthew, Scott, Sunshine, and John Cameron Rutherford (camera assistant)(L to R) Matthew, Scott, Sunshine, and John Cameron Rutherford (camera assistant)
Moments before our first shot. It's golden hour!Moments before our first shot. It's golden hour!
Getting the frame right for some closeup 300fps shots.Getting the frame right for some closeup 300fps shots.
Action! This is fun!Action! This is fun!
Cliff yelled at various points in the performance. He's intense, man. Intense.Cliff yelled at various points in the performance. He's intense, man. Intense.
The nunchucks were a blur, Cliff moved them so fast.The nunchucks were a blur, Cliff moved them so fast.
That's a wrap! (L to R) Sunshine, Scott, Cliff, Matthew, JohnThat's a wrap! (L to R) Sunshine, Scott, Cliff, Matthew, John
We surprised Officer Erik Warner who worked the shoot with us and tried to get him in the shot. He was totally professional and a great guy on set.We surprised Officer Erik Warner who worked the shoot with us and tried to get him in the shot. He was totally professional and a great guy on set.
That's a wrap! Take 2. (L to R) Sunshine, Scott, Cliff, Phil, JohnThat's a wrap! Take 2. (L to R) Sunshine, Scott, Cliff, Phil, John
  • (L to R) Matthew Billings (director) and Cliff Lee (martial artist) going over the shoot plan.
  • (L to R) Sunshine Whitton and Scott Gwin (camera operator) assembling the RED Epic.
  • (L to R) Cliff and Matthew
  • It's time to get serious.
  • (L to R) Matthew, Scott, Sunshine, and John Cameron Rutherford (camera assistant)
  • Moments before our first shot. It's golden hour!
  • Getting the frame right for some closeup 300fps shots.
  • Action! This is fun!
  • Cliff yelled at various points in the performance. He's intense, man. Intense.
  • The nunchucks were a blur, Cliff moved them so fast.
  • That's a wrap! (L to R) Sunshine, Scott, Cliff, Matthew, John
  • We surprised Officer Erik Warner who worked the shoot with us and tried to get him in the shot. He was totally professional and a great guy on set.
  • That's a wrap! Take 2. (L to R) Sunshine, Scott, Cliff, Phil, John

Last night at Lincoln Park in West Seattle, I produced a test shoot for Spin Creative. It was an opportunity to get our hands on Sunshine Whitton’s RED Epic camera for two reasons. We wanted to learn how to use it for future shoots and we wanted to test its amazing 300 frames per second capability. To do that, we brought in martial artist, Cliff Lee to portray a Ninja doing all kinds of crazy moves with a variety of weapons. The shoot was a blast. I can’t wait to see the footage!

Sunshine and I met when he volunteered to be the stunt coordinator for Project London. Since then, he has amassed a collection of RED cameras and most graciously provided us with this test opportunity.

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