Ainsley Costello: “Little Sister”

Nominated for Music Video of the Year at the International Singer-Songwriters Association (ISSA) Awards in Atlanta on August 6, 2022.

Nominated for Best Female Music Video of the Year at the 8th Annual Josie Awards, October 23, 2022, at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN.

Director / DP / Editor / Colorist: Jason R. Johnston
Production Company: Fifty Oars Motion Pictures LLC
Shot on Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II in DCI 4K anamorphic in 1 day.

Filmed in DCI 4K anamorphic (and spherical for certain shots) on FS7 Mark II, I used a Blackmagic Pro Mist 1/4 filter, as well as +1 and +2 diopters for close focusing. For Slog3 preview through the viewfinder, I used Phantom LUTs G12 Arri Neutral. Edited in Final Cut Pro, and graded with FilmConvert Nitrate and Color Finale 2 Pro, with a little help from Neat Video. Custom light leaks and flares filmed on a6400 with an LED Maglite and composited over the FS7 footage.

Run Time3 min 35 seconds
Aspect Ratio2.39∶1
CameraSony PXW-FS7 Mark II
Sony α6400 (visual effects)
LensesSIRUI E 35mm f/1.8 (anamorphic)
SIRUI E 50mm f/1.8 (anamorphic)
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 E PZ OSS (lens whacking)
Sony 28-135mm f/4 G FE PZ OSS (spherical)
Production CompanyFifty Oars Motion Pictures
Negative FormatXAVC-I (DCI 4K) 10 bit 4:2:2 (FS7)
XAVC-S (UHD) 8 bit 4:2:0 (α6400)
Cinematographic ProcessProRes 422 (DCI 4K) (4096×1716)

By Jason R. Johnston

Jason is an award-winning cinematographer, and director of commercials, branding films, native content, music videos, documentaries, and narrative films. As a full-time freelancer, he can be hired to DP or direct almost any project you have in mind. He is based in Sparta, Tennessee, and ready to travel for any gig.