So here is my first attempt at filming with a production Canon Eos7D just one hour after receiving it from my local camera store. Starting at 10pm I spent about 2 hours in total filming this an the Nanluoguxiang Hutong in Beijing which is popular with locals and tourists alike. Due to the lack of light its shot mostly at around 1600 to 6400 ISO.
Lenses were the Canon 50mm f1.2L, 35mm f1.4L and the 70-200mm f4L IS. I attached my Zacuto Z-finder straight to the camera, then added a prototype of the new Genus d-slr bars supporting their wide angle mattebox to prevent any excess lens flare. I shot mostly handheld using a small Redrockmicro shoulder rig at times as well as on my fantastic Miller DS-20 tripod. Audio was from a Zoom H4n feeding the camera audio directly using a custom cable from Pinknoise systems (living with AGC to speed time in the edit).
After hiking 13km up HuangShan on the first day, we got up at 4am (after only 5hrs of sleep) to go see the sunrise over the mountain. At first it was a tease - the sky got brighter but we did not see the disk of the sun. When it finally began emerging from the grayness of the horizon, a large cloudmist swooped in to block its ascent from view. (the crowd was certainly displeased!) But at long last the mist dissipated, and the glow of morning illuminated the rolling waves of the cloudsea beneath.
We were at 猴子视海 vista (hou zi guan hai) (monkey gazing at the cloudsea)
Equipment: Nikon D300, Tokina 12-24mm, Nikon 35mm 2.0, Nikon 85mm 1.8
This is a 30sec Short Film I produced in the last 12 Days to enter in the Competition of the eDIT Film Festival in Frankfurt. It is inspired by the Tao Te Ching. The Film is about the Tao, and when we might awaken to the underlying truth of reality?
a short preview of 香格里拉 (shangrila), an upcoming film about buddhist and taoist visual cultures. filmed in chongqing, hubei, shanghai, sichuan, and yunnan. supported with a grant from ASIANetwork and carleton college. 6.17.11-7.8.11.