Open Youth Trust – First EX1 & 5DmkII video
I was hired by the Open Youth Trust in Norwich to produce a short promotional video highlighting their recently opened £12m venue in the heart of Norwich.
This was the first project where I used my new Canon 5dmkII alongside my trusty Sony EX1. The images produced by these two cameras are quite different, although I really like the fact that they allow me to show two different perspectives in interviews, not only from a camera’s point of view, but also with such a different feel to the images due to the shallow depth of field the 5D mkII produces. All of the 5D shots were done with a 50mm f1.2 L series lens.
Because the 5D shoots 30p and the EX1 25p I had to conform the footage from the 5D accordingly. I did this in two ways. For interview shots I transcoded the footage to XDCAM-EX/25p using Episode Pro, this does a good job of reducing the frame rate whilst not causing me any syncing issues. It does however take a lot of rendering time.
For the remaining shots I simply used cinema tools to change the frame rate, effectively slowing the footage down slightly, which because it’s only a meta data change is a very fast process.
Hopefully Canon will release the updated firmware for the 5D quite early in 2010 and then things will be a lot easier as the camera will be able to shoot 25p directly.
Excellent work Paul and hope you were paid well. Any reason you didn’t tidy up those mic cables under t-shirts etc. Could you advise which shots were EX1 and which were Canon 5D it would be very interesting to know. If I was guessing i’d say it was 80% EX1 but who knows? Great work!
For this project I didn’t want the videography to be overly transparent, hence the obvious mics and images of the camera within it.
I’d say 80% EX1 would be about right.
It’s a great promotional video and I like your other video too.
But, what’s that music ? From where ?
Thanks Daniel. All the music tracks in this video are royalty free and purchased from www.neosounds.com
Thanks. Do you perhaps still know how the first song is called ?
it’s called “coffee”