Sweet Shot of the Week

Alexei’s experiments and favorite shots made with the Arri Alexa.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing – Five Star Tour

September 25, 2013
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Four Seasons Beijing

This is a highlight reel of material from an eight-day shoot in Four Seasons Beijing hotel. There is a LOT more material: we shot something like 40 different hotel rooms and venues. What we shot will make up a bank of footage for them to use to generate a variety of videos focusing on different features of their hotel. I produced, directed and shot this project. I wore so many hats that it got a little silly sometimes. I edited the highlight reel using Final Cut Pro X – it was my first experience with this software and, occasional crashes aside, it’s grown on me. I really like what you can do with the color correction tools in 10-bit color space. In my tests, I considered recording 2k ProRes but discovered that the field of view is slightly reduced at this setting — the camera records a slightly WIDER image at HD resolution. Given the tight spaces we were occasionally confined to, I went for the lower res but...

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Johnnie Walker House Beijing

September 12, 2013
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This is a video brochure for the Johnnie Walker House event venue in Beijing. Directed (if you can call it that) by me, shot by me. SHOT WITH Arri Alexa Tungsten lighting Optimo DP Rouge Arri Master Diopters

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Zhong Guo Ren Shou TVC – directed by Alexei Berteig

September 10, 2013
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This is a commercial I directed quite a few months ago, but only now have received a final copy. Heavy post work and lots of back-and-forth with the client resulted in dozens of revisions of the graphics. Cinematography by Jason Wong. SHOT WITH Arri Alexa Tungsten lighting Arri Ultraprimes

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Four Seasons Hotels – Videos

July 9, 2013
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Four Seasons Beijing has posted some of the work I shot for them in November. Here are the Youtube links. THE ART SCENE COOL BOUTIQUES ARCHITECTURE HUTONGS NIGHT SCENE DAILY LIFE CUISINE These were all shot with a combination of the Arri Alexa and the 5D-MKIII with the Technicolor CineStyle profile.

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Sweet Shot of the Week #16: Foggy Swim

February 14, 2013
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Sweet Shot 16 - Foggy Swim, A Part Apart

This was shot as a part of an international on-line 48-hour film festival competition. The final film is called “A Part Apart,” about a pair of Siamese twins that are separated only to discover that they still feel each other’s physical sensations through a kind of sensory telepathy. Causes a bit of trouble when one of them is making out with her boyfriend and her distant but separated twin feels every sensation…I won the category for best cinematography. Roger Deakins I ain’t… We had a lot of locations to cover but the swimming pool was by far my favorite. We turned out all the lights and I put a few open-face redheads on the side of the pool. There was enough humidity in the air and enough bounce on the water to give the barest fill exposure. For any smoke, water or atmospheric elements, as long as it’s lit at least 90 degrees off of the camera axis or even more backlit, I think it looks awesome. Negative fill...

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Alexei Berteig – Demo Reel 2013

February 1, 2013
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Alexei Berteig - Demo Reel

Featuring work for Marie Claire, Ford, Xin-Net, BMW, Maybelline, L’Oreal, Haier, and more. Thanks to all the clients that have sent me copies of the finished work. 小 / S (360p, 58 MB) DOWNLOAD  下载 中 / M (480p, 82 MB) DOWNLOAD  下载 大 / L (720p, 140MB) DOWNLOAD  下载

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Sweet Shot of the Week #15 – Kung Fu Wall

July 28, 2012
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WATCH IT IN HD Kung Fu Girl: Michelle More Costume and Makeup: Ana.Sava Steadicam: Rick Tullis First AC: Steven Sun Music credit: “The Fuel,” From Bloodsport, by Sneaker Pimps Arri ALEXA Camera Settings: 25 – 120 fps shutter = 180 degrees ProRes 4:2:2 5600K Arri 18mm CP.2, 25mm CP.2/li>

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Sweet Shot of the Week #14 – Playing With Fire

July 28, 2012
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WATCH IT IN HD Kung Fu Girl: Michelle More Costume and Makeup: Ana.Sava First AC: Steven Sun Music credit: “First Cool Hive,” From Everything is Wrong, by Moby Arri ALEXA Camera Settings: 120 fps shutter = 180 degrees ProRes 4:2:2 5600K ISO 800 Arri 35mm CP.2 @T=5.6

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Sweet Shot of the Week #13 – Kung Fu Factory

July 26, 2012
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Kung Fu Factory

WATCH IT IN HD Kung Fu Girl: Michelle More Costume and Makeup: Ana.Sava Steadicam: Rick Tullis First AC: Steven Sun Music credit: “Burn The Clock,” From Now And Them, by Freeland Arri ALEXA Camera Settings: 120 fps shutter = 180 degrees ProRes 4:2:2 5600K Arri 21mm CP.2 @T=5.6

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Sweet Shot of the Week #12: “Ablutions”

June 3, 2012
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If I’d had 240 frames per second, I’d be happier…at 120fps, it still looks too normal to my eye. Music credit: “Radian,” From 10000 Hz Legend, by Air Arri ALEXA Camera Settings: 120 fps shutter = 180 degrees ProRes 4:2:2 5600K UniQ Optics 50mm @T=2.8

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