This past Sunday I palled around with Thomas & Gary as they played with Thomas' new RED Epic Dragon camera near his office on the west side of Manhattan. The gear itself is beautifully designed - RED is a modular system, so you can basically build it how you want it - and the footage is stunning. Thomas just launched his freelance career as a Director of Photography earlier this year (which I helped with) and Gary is an established freelancer, working primarily as a 1st AC (Assistant Camera) on commercials, TV shows, & films.
Gary is also one half of DEGA Films, which is a creative collective specializing in cinematography and visual art based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Thomas shot & edited the six-part documentary series Wild in the Streets, which featured street artists and their work, both in process and on the streets.