Ascalon Films is a Los Angeles based production company specializing in short-form documentaries, powerful corporate promos, and fundraising films for educational groups and non-profit organizations. We also produce high-quality stock footage through our sister company, Vesperstock, as well as fun and quirky narrative shorts, with an emphasis on magical realism and humor.
The company was formed by producer/director/DP Keith Jefferies who has shot several award-winning films, directed on the BBC’s flagship international channel BBC World, and founded a successful regional TV station for British cable company NTL.
As a producer, Keith has created hundreds of hours of ground-breaking television and film. As a passionate director, his experience includes outside the box scripted drama, strong journalism-based documentary, entertaining music productions and fiction-based narrative story telling.
Keith is an artistic, creative and problem-solving director, director of photography and camera operator. Member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Associate Member of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC)
Sony PXW-FS7 Camera Package
Sony PXW-FS7 Super35 digital camera package, records 4K DCI, 4K UHD, 2K and HD recording in 10 Bit color with S-Log2 and S-Log3 for wide latitude. Slow motion 4K up to 60fps and HD up to 120fps or 180fps with the Odyssey 7Q+ monitor/recorder. Our rig uses Wooden Camera support, Lanparte follow focus and a 4x4 Tilta mattebox to create beautiful images.
Using 64GB XQD cards—which can be off-loaded quickly via high speed USB3—the FS7 records around 30 mins/card when shooting at 4K in the robust 10-bit XAVC-I format and up to 3 hours/card in 8-bit HD using MPEG2, plus various options in between. Our complete camera package includes Sennheiser sound kit with wireless lavalier, Cartoni Focus tripod, Sony XDCA-FS7 extension back and set of either Canon prime lenses or Fujinon MK cine zoom lenses. PL mount is also available for more options.
Our FS7 camera kit (and most other gear) is only available as part of a package when you hire our crew on your production. Please contact us for more information using the Contact Page.
Arri Amira Premium Package
Ascalon Films' Arri Amira Premium package includes full licensing for everything this exceptional camera has to offer. Weighing only 9.2lbs with a base ISO of 800 and more than 14 stops of latitude, the Amira is a truly incredible and extremely versatile camera. You can shoot in 12 Bit ProRes 444 UHD or HD at up to 200fps on easy to use CFast cards. Ascalon Films' kit includes all standard accessories, like the Amira OLED viewfinder and a PL mount which means you can use the very best lenses available when shooting.
Ascalon Films' Arri Amira kit and our premier Fujinon 19-90mm T2.9 Cabrio PL-mount zoom lens are available to rent exclusively through Stratton Camera. Please contact Stratton directly for bookings: (248) 427-6400