This is my first video shot with the Canon 5D Mark ii. I recently purchased the camera, have shot a few images and a few other clips but this movie represents the first real attempt to shoot video with the camera.
I also used the Zacuto Z-finder to shoot the clips in this movie. Can't imagine doing it without the z-finder. Being able to clearly see what you are shooting and being able to focus are critical to the success of any shoot. The z-finder allows the camera operator to focus and frame to a higher degree than can be done without a device like the z-finder.
There was no color correction or other effects used in this video.
Shot with Canon 5D Mark ii
Canon 24-105 f4 lens
Zacuto Z-finder 3X
Bogen 301 tripod head on Manfrotto sticks
A bit about the fort:
Located in present-day Jones County, Fort Phantom Hill is one of the most pristine historic sites in Texas. It was one of the second line of forts laid out in the early 1850's to protect the westward-moving frontier of Texas settlement.
Today Fort Phantom Hill is part of the Texas Forts Trail, a 650-mile highway tour of historic Texas forts in West Central Texas. Originally known as the "Post on the Clear Fork of the Brazos," the fort was occupied by the U.S. Army from 1851 until 1854. Shortly after the army abandoned Fort Phantom Hill, fire destroyed most of the log walls and thatched roofs of the post's buildings. However, much remains for visitors to the old fort to explore, inspect and study, including three original stone buildings (an intact stone powder magazine, a stone guardhouse and an almost-intact commissary or warehouse), more than a dozen stone chimneys, and stone foundations from the original fort.
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