The Sony FX30 is the newest to Sony’s cinema line of cameras, and Director Curtis Morgan says it feels like a new member to the family. With many of the same cinematic features as cameras like the Sony FX3 and FX6, filmmakers will feel right at home with the FX30. Morgan was the first to take the new camera out in the wild to put it to the test, and he knew just the story he wanted to tell with it. “It’s the story of the young coming up under a master, under the sensei, under this teacher,” Morgan explains. “It’s a very simple story, but I think it’s going to be a really beautiful story.” Watch the film below and keep scrolling for a special behind-the-scenes video where we hear more of Morgan’s thoughts on the new FX30’s performance.
“To be able to make a film like this, on this camera, completely blew away my expectations.” – Director Curtis Morgan on the new Sony FX30
As part of the film, they used the FX3 to capture footage of a katana being built from billet metal. Despite the tight, hot and smoky conditions inside the forge, Morgan says the footage turned out great. “I’m shocked already at what we’re getting in this camera,” he says. “I mean it looks amazing, and it has the same general color science as the Venice, the FX6, or the FX9. It feels like a new member to the family.”
Another major part of the film was a fight scene shot at an arboretum inside a thick forest of bamboo. They had cranes, special overhead lighting, lanterns and steam effects to help bring the action to life, and it certainly did. Using the FX30, they captured incredible action footage of one of the world’s best sword fighters. “To watch her work is like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Morgan says, “I mean it’s just absolutely gorgeous.”
After the film wraps, Morgan shares his final thoughts on using the new Sony FX30 to tell this uplifting and action-packed story. “To be able to make a film like this, on this camera, completely blew away my expectations.”
See detailed product information for the Sony FX30 HERE.