Posts Tagged ‘BART’
Today I brought out my new toy: Canon 60D. My cousin Ricky, aspiring photographer, came along so I could help him explore shooting HDSLR video with his Canon 5D Mark II. It was a great day to walk the streets of downtown San Francisco and grab a variety of shots while going through the multitude of settings available on our cameras.
But the best part of the day was looking for some undiscovered talent to pull off an impromptu 2-camera shoot. And we found what we were looking for as the escalator slowly took us up from the Powell BART platform to the exit: a small crowd, a strong, raspy voice and a hard-strummed guitar filling the air of the busy train station.
We were quick to setup our cameras. And here’s the result:
This guy was DOPE. And the two strings didn’t even occur to me until I got my close-up shots! Who needs six?!
For our first time shooting HDSLR video together, I think it worked out pretty well. We were both stoked for the footage we captured; we downloaded, transcoded, edited, and graded the footage the moment we got back home.
I was very impressed by the performance of the 60D. Loved, loved, LOVED that articulating LCD screen. Brought me back to my Canon GL1 days! And as far as matching footage with the 5D, I think it did an accurate job.
Looking forward to creating more shorts like these, finding new talent and capturing interesting stories to get some hours on the new gear!
Shot on the Canon 60D w/ 17-55mm 2.8 IS and 5DMK2 w/ 24-70mm 2.8 L @ 1080p, 24fps, 1/200, f2.8, ISO 1600. Graded in FCP.