When: Saturday April 8th, 2017 from 12-3pm

Where: 95 Ave B, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10009

Tickets: $15, RSVP here

About the Workshop:

Join filmmaker Tore Knos for a demonstration of the Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera.

If you haven’t heard of the Phantom Flex 4k, you’re in for a treat! The camera is known to be the ultimate tool for slow-motion capture: it shoots 938 fps in 4K (up to 10,000 in 480P!), producing mesmerizing footage. As you can imagine, it comes with a hefty price tag—$70k-$150k—so it has always been more rental-oriented. And it’s rare: it’s rumored that there are only a handful of these cameras in the New York area. The Phantom Flex 4k has been used by Fox News for slow-motion sportscasts; by scientists, to capture motion too fast for the eye to see; and by artist and filmmaker James Nares in The Street, among other projects.

In this workshop, which is presented in partnership with The Video Consortium (a creative community of the world’s leading video journalists and non-fiction filmmakers), Tore will cover a variety of topics including the fundamentals of high-speed photography, how to set-up and operate the camera, and the unique production and post-production workflows associated with the Phantom Flex4K.

Bio of Tore Knos, Workshop Teacher and Phantom Flex 4k Operator:

Tore Knos is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Most recently, he directed the music video for composer David Baron’s song, “Earthling.”  Tore’s commercial work includes the Toyota Gazoo Racing commercial campaign, which shot on the Phantom Flex4K camera in Argentina. Additional Phantom clients have included Bloomingdale’s, Estée Lauder, Subway, Aerosole, Fiber One, and Framestore.  Tore also works closely with artist Gregory Colbert, filming for him around the world.  

Tore’s narrative work includes cinematography on the short film, “2580,”  which debuted at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival.  Prior to this project, he produced “Abel’s Field” starring Kevin Sorbo and released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment as well as co-producing two Steven Seagal films: “The Keeper” and “Against the Dark.”  

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Tore began his career as an associate producer on Universal Home Entertainment’s release of “Out for Blood” starring Kevin Dillon. Following production of the film, Tore was accepted into the agent trainee program at International Creative Management (ICM), one of the world’s leading talent agencies. Tore is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a board member of the cinema non-profit, Mono No Aware, and a board member of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts BCA Network. You can read more about him in our recent member spotlight.

Here are a few samples of breathtaking Phantom Flex 4k footage:

“Get the Feeling” by The Chordaes, official music video shot by Tore Knos:

“Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex”:

Excerpt of “Street,” a film by James Nare of slowed-down footage from NYC Streets:

Mesmerizing footage of fire, from Cinematographer Greg Wilson and Director Brendan Bellomo:

Thank you to Electric Objects for donating their space for this event and to our partner The Video Consortium. Proceeds from the event will go towards The Video Consortium, which is a nonprofit.

Why not search through our camera equipment rentals to find the perfect gear? We have a Phantom Flex 4k rentals available in both New York and Washington, DC. For more information contact us today!