Redrock’s microRemote Nails Focus for “Magnum Opus”

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Sam Nuttmann was the DP/operator behind many of the hottest videos for the launch announcement of the Freefly MoVI gimbal. He’s since gone on to shoot video projects with icons including Oliver Stone, Gus Van Sant, Red Bull and Nike. Nuttmann now runs his own company, MotionState.

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For his latest film, “Magnum Opus,” a postapocalyptic action short, Nuttmann suited up his lenses with Redrock Micro’s microRemote for focus control.

“As a passion project, ‘Magnum Opus’ had minimal budget, so we had to move fast. We had a lot of setups and switched between several different rigs. We needed something for reliable focus control that would let the operator pull focus, or have a dedicated AC pull from remote monitor, depending on the shot.

“The microRemote is an integral part of my kit,” continues Nuttmann. “I can pull focus on my own with the finger wheel, or I can instantly transition to my AC pulling focus wirelessly just by flipping a switch.”

He adds, “The small size and footprint of the microRemote was also key for us. To move quickly between rigs and setups, we needed a focus unit that was compact enough to stay with the camera to minimize downtime. The microRemote did that perfectly. The fact that the microRemote is incredibly affordable is just icing on the cake.”

Redrock’s family of support accessories helped round out the rigs, including the Rhino Mount and Field Runner AC rig.

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