Jim Jannard says… Red vs Film

December 4, 2012 in News

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was shot on film by Peter Jackson. He shot 7 million feet of film for all three features…

hobbit, gandaf, red, epic, 3d, marvels film, peter jackson, epic

Peter has now shot The Hobbit on RED EPICs in 3D. It is the film equivalent to 27 million feet of film. And he is not done shooting. 27 million feet of film would weigh approximately 67,500 tons.

Some RED SSDs were used over 1000 times. We know because the production complained that our counters only went to 999. We fixed that. Interesting facts.


Who knows what this means. :-)


Further reading: Film vs. Red


Some nice new pictures

August 15, 2012 in News

UK phone number changed

August 13, 2012 in News

Hello friends. My UK direct line number has changed, so below are my contact details as also published on the Contact page.

Marvels Film
Martin Beek

Director of photography
IMDb: http://imdb.me/martinbeek

Netherlands office:
Mobile:  +31 6 46 570 853

UK representation:

Marvels Film
Pinewood Studios, Room 235
Pinewood Rd – Iver, Bucks.
SL0 0NH  United Kingdom

UK direct local (London) number to Martin Beek:  +44 203 129 5093


Started principal photography for Dutch feature film “Littekens” (Scars)

July 24, 2012 in News

Dutch feature film Littekens is my directorial débute! We’ve started shooting in june and will continue through 2012. Release is planned for fall 2013.

More information on www.littekens-film.nl and facebook.com/littekens

New kit, new tools

April 25, 2012 in Featured

I’ve invested heavily (heavenly?) in a lot of state-of-the art gear during Q1 of 2012, in order to keep up with the industry and customer demand.

Investing means putting your money on something that has a good chance of winning in the short to medium term, and an even better, if not dead-certain, chance of winning in the long term.

That’s why i’ve chosen for the Red Scarlet-X camera and peripherals. It’s 4K, 5K coming up, very flexible and upgradeable, updates are free and it’s RAW.
Also upgraded my digital video and sound recorders, microphones, light kits (daylight softboxes, floods) and rigs and grip.

For our current feature film project “Littekens” (Scars) we needed a 4K “industrial-strength” camera and i’ll be blogging about the Red, it’s workflow and the results via my weblog at http://marvelsfilm.wordpress.com or http://littekens-film.nl/site/achter-de-schermen/ (Dutch)

I’ve also started a Red Scarlet-X usergroup on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/262309420495440/

At your service!


New Dutch non-profit indy producer C4K

February 22, 2012 in News

cinema 4kI am participating in a new Dutch non-profit (foundation): Cinema 4K

Cinema 4K is an independent and non-profit producer of low budget digital cinema movies. C4K participates in low budget productions by supplying expertise, training, workflow assistance and a full production package. One of the first co-productions with C4K will be Dutch feature film “Littekens“, production starting this summer.

Looking for the Marvels picture styles?

February 22, 2012 in News

People looking for the Marvels Cine picture styles for Canon DSLR cameras or the anti moire plugin for FCP: visit the Downloads page!

Martin Beek

Wishing you all a happy 2012!

December 31, 2011 in News

2011 has been an exciting year in many ways. I’ve been involved in a few interesting projects, met interesting new people and took on a few very interesting new jobs. Regretfully, 2011 was not a very prosperous year income-wise, but i survived…

I had to procrastinate and shift time from my beloved feature film project “Littekens” to more profitable activity – read: paid work! I was really hoping to get that feature on my planning in 2011 and finish the script (as a start), alas…  the script is still not finished and i heartily hope this will be the case before Q1 2012. It’d be a real shame to put that project on hold, because i won a script competition (organized by the Dutch Film Festival) with it’s synopsis earlier this year! You can follow it’s progress on facebook.com/littekens or twitter.com/littekensfilm .

I was “forced” to make a new investment in camera equipment, for several reasons. First, because i need a cinema camera to complete the Littekens project, second because i need to limit my tax assessment, third because I’ve had enough of DSLR and video cameras that shoot RGB. I want to be able to shoot raw (or Redcode). I’ve made the decision on nov. 7th to order the Red Scarlet-X package. I could have bought a car instead, but cars don’t have a Canon AI mount… (yet).

I know that this website is not very exciting yet, but after it has been hacked at the beginning of this month, i have been trying to put the pieces together again from old backups and the incredible Google Cache. I hope to deliver some good content in the coming few months.

I wish you all a very prosperous and happy 2012, may all your dreams come true…


New site online, after being hacked..!

December 22, 2011 in Featured


My website was hacked last week and i lost quite a lot of the original files and pages. A terrible disaster…

This is the first attempt to setting up a new website, please check back regularly!

Meanwhile, visit one of my other sites:

Please check out my bio at http://imdb.me/martinbeek
Contact me via m.beek  a t  marvelsfilm d o t  com.

Waiting for the new Red Scarlet camera…

December 22, 2011 in News

Martin Beek's Red Scarlet Camera


Update: our Scarlet-X has been allocated! Hopefully, it will arrive first week of march 2012.

Being number 2916 on the list, the wait for my ordered Red Scarlet camera is probably going to be a long one…

If you want to stay up to date about the Red Scarlet X camera, please subscribe to the Red Scarlet group on facebook! Or, even better, join the www.scarleteer.com forum!