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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.
Today, I put my Canon T2i to work. I was excited because it was the first time I’d shoot all day on a project using my new DSLR.
It was a music video for a local pop punk band named Public Gluttony. The title of the song is “Lip Ring Girl.” Their sound is inspired by bands like Blink 182 and Sum 41.
It was a one-day shoot that required 6 scenes in 2 different locations. I worked again with familiar faces from the SF 48 HFP. Bing Lim wrote the concept and directed the video, and Rhia Abarquez produced it. I also met Roland Posados, who was A.D., but as the shoot progressed, he offered himself to be second camera using his 7D. I think we worked really well together to make sure we covered scenes thoroughly; he also shot several inserts that I think will turn out nicely for the edit.
It was a long and exhausting day, but we accomplished to get all of the shots we needed for the music video. Juggling time, shots, continuity, equipment, transportation, food, actors, etc. from 7am to 11pm!
I had a great experience working with the cast and crew. Everybody was on task and ready to work.
One thing about this production that’s different from any of my others, is that the edit will NOT be handled by me. Editing is my favorite part of the whole process because that’s where I think a lot of the magic happens. But because of my commitment to other projects, I decided that it would be best to have another editor piece this music video together. It will be very interesting to see the result! It wasn’t the easiest thing to do (letting go of my own footage), but I’m confident they have an editor that will piece it together how we visualized it.
Awesome way to spend my birthday weekend, doing what I love! More to come when the post-production process is completed.
A series of my first timelapse tests I attempted around my neighborhood this past weekend using the Canon 7D and Yongnuo MC-36b intervalometer.
*No post-work done on any of the pictures; I just used Quicktime Pro to export the original images into a Quicktime movie.
It was cool to learn about the whole process, from setup to shooting to processing. There are some master timelapse folks out there (Joe Simon, Philip Bloom) with some incredible work, please check them out.