Pentax Adds Films To Directors Series
Entire Collection of Films Shot on Pentax DSLR and ILC Cameras.
The first film, Abroad, documents surf film director John Lynch as he travels throughout Indonesia. Shot using the K-5 as well as a variety of Pentax lenses, the 15-minute film chronicles Lynch’s journey as he finds the answer to a nagging question: "When does a tourist become a traveler?" Working with a group of fellow travelers and locals to bring much-needed desks and school supplies to the tsunami-ravaged island of Sumatra, Lynch used the K-5 to brilliantly capture the metamorphosis of a tourist-turned-traveler as he develops a deep connection to the land and the local people he is helping. With its 1080p HD video capabilities and compact size for easy handling and shooting on the go, the K-5’s enhanced video capture features are evident throughout the film.
Also new to the ‘Director’s Series’ is The Wedding Speech, a digital short directed by Tony McNamara of Futuristic Films. Despite its brevity, The Wedding Speech delves into love, loss and the resilience of the human spirit—with a little guidance from some K-9 friends. Additionally, its “Behind the Scenes” counterpart joins the "Behind the Scenes” series, documenting the making of this film and the use of the Pentax K-01 camera and a variety of Pentax lenses. Optimized for capturing still and video images, the K-01’s full HD 1080p video capture with h.264 compression allows for increased video capture flexibility, making it a great tool for both photographers and videographers.
“DSLR and ILC cameras, with their lens versatility and compact size, are becoming the go-to device for video capture,” said John Carlson, senior manager of sales and marketing for Pentax. “Many of Pentax’s advanced camera features support photographers and videographers in their evolving digital imaging needs.”