Posts Tagged ‘ DSLR

More Premiere Pro CS5 trials

After watching Chris Fenwicks presentation about the benefits of Premiere Pro over Final Cut I felt inspired to give adobe’s NLE another look and run a few more tests for myself.

After spending a few hours trying various things I ended up with a lot of questions and made some discoveries which might be of interest…

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Dual SmallHD DP6 monitoring

One area where I use my DSLR’s a lot is for interviews. Because the cameras are so small and portable I’ve been shooting a lot of two camera interviews by myself. Up until now I’ve tended to hitch one camera to my Marshall monitor and treat that as my main shot with the other camera set up and then left largely un-monitored during each take. With their ability to achieve a such shallow depth of field any movement on the part of the interviewee can result in the focus needing to be adjusted so only being able to monitor one camera is a bit risky.

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Another short film

After working with Peter Naylor on Adrift he gave me a call to see if I’d be interested in shooting another short film he was working on. Un-named at the moment the film is still in production but Pete has recently posted some frame grabs from it which are looking very nice indeed.

The whole thing was shot on the 5D MarkII and involved some pretty cold and wet shooting. At various points during the one day shoot I found myself standing in a river with my Miller tripod submerged to the head and the 5D scarily close to the water. At one point I was using Pete’s 5D on a Jib and did accidentally touch the water with it! The camera was mounted upside down so only the hot-shoe went in but luckily it was fine.

Pete handled the whole incident much better than I would have done, although I would have replaced it of course if I’d damaged it…. phew!

Most of the shots shown here were done with the 50mm f1.2, with the exception of the bridge shot where I used the 70-200 f2.8 from the other side of the river.

Fujifilm F300EXR

Fujifilm UK’s digital agency hired me to shoot and produce this 20 second video which they needed as part of an online advertising campaign. I worked with the agencies creative team who had developed an idea for Fujifilm’s F300EXR camera whereby the camera becomes the subject of a photo shoot, becoming the ‘Supermodel’ itself.

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Canon EF 24-105mm F4 IS USM Lens for video

I’ve just posted my thoughts on using the Canon EF 24-105mm F4 IS USM Lens for video.

Canon EF 24-105mm F4 IS USM Lens for video

Do I really need another lens?