We were recently commissioned to create a short film as part of the global product launch for the new SP Series of prime lenses from Tamron. Production for this project took us to Mallorca, a lovely island located in the Mediterranean Sea.
Working with the Tokyo based creative agency ‘as yet to be named inc.’, our team consisted of a truly international group; including Tamron from Japan, a production coordination team and our model from Paris, location management from Madrid, our photographer Christian from Germany – and we’re from Northern California.
TAMRON’S NEW PRIME LENSES: SP 35MM & SP 45MM F/1.8Tamron just released two new professional prime lenses, the SP 35mm F/1.8 and SP 45mm F/1.8. The images from these lenses look really spectacular and the IQ is remarkable. We’re also impressed with the unique character of the lenses — the out of focus bokeh is unique and dreamy. Additional features on our radar for filmmaking include the impressive (MOD) minimum object distance performance for close focus work and Tamron’s (VC) vibration compensation system to aid with camera shake. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on additional focal lengths from Tamron to complete the set.
Half the adventure was just getting to Mallorca with all our gear and once there, we were treated to some awe-inspiring locations. We arrived jet-lagged but excited to begin the location scouting — our favorite locations included Cala Torta beach, Port de Sóller and Valldemossa.
For this project we profiled Christian Altengarten, a super talented photographer from Germany who specializes in a combination of people, fashion, architecture and landscape photography. We love getting to know like minded people and spending time with Christian was a real treat, as he’s a lovely guy too.
I really like silent pictures and simple pictures. I don’t like too much information in the photo.Christian Altengarten
This project was shot on our RED Dragon camera and edited in Final Cut Pro X. The edit was done via a native (.r3d) 6k RED workflow and mastered in 4k resolution. The music was composed by Junichiro Sato.
Shooting in Mallorca with this team was a great experience and we’re already looking forward to the next one. Be sure to keep an eye out for future storytelling film projects for Tamron.