This is my 5d mark II setup for shooting a full feature film in low light condition (full night in a parking spot) without any light add ons. We will use only the refractions of the main street lamps with polystyrene.
We will shoot it from the 13 of august and it is called "Dies Irae - The wrath's day".
So, first, I needed fast primes to work at 1.2/1.8 aperture. To do so I chose:
- the Sigma 24mm macro 1.8, beautiful macro with creamy bokeh and the amazing possibility of shifting focus from an object at 3cm to infinity.
- the 35mm, 50mm, 85mm canon L series. Beautiful bokeh, really fast apertures.
Then, the rig:
My basic idea was to have a full setup that could fit in a backpack, was easy to mount, fast to change lens, usable by just one person, energy independent for 10 hours of shooting, comfortable and versatile.
For me the rig HAD to be a logic evolution of the 5d canon grip. So NO HANDLES, I wanted to keep the "still camera" grip with my 2 hands on the camera. So I could keep the "feel", speed and precision of the 5d in still mode, but with the stability of a shoulder rig.
In the next video I'll show you the audio setup I prepared for the shooting. Thanks for viewing!
If you have any ideas, questions or suggestions, please comment, I'll be thrilled to talk about it :)