Don't kick me - this is a totally ungraded, low resolution play-out from our AVID. So this is by no means anything about picture quality (it will be excellent).
It is about what we call a multicam shoot for a normal budgeted tv-movie and what possibilities we get if we dare to have some more "eyes" with us that we can let go places, our main cam could not go - either because we would not have the time while shooting or because certain shots we would get only after principal shooting was over.
The upside is: Greater versatility, unusual effects & combinations.
The downside: Material coming from different cameras will be harder to match in post.
Our concept was that we wanted to show the world of the financial high-flyers like an aquarium from inside and outside. Shooting in the 28th floor of a high raiser becomes a bit complicated with setting the camera up outside though... ;-)
All tele-shots from other high-raisers through thick, slightly tinted glass that stole us about 2 stops.
One needs to take some risks but we think it is worth it. We feel the future will be that we go out like some hunting spiders: With three or even more extra eyes for certain functions. What is posted here is less than half what we did in this film with second, third or fourth camera besides our ALEXA.
Shot by our DoP Stephan Wagner, second cameraman Daniel Kohl, grip Claus Sprenger and myself...
Film we shot and are editing right now for ZDF....
The idea is for dramatic and documentary work to go out and shoot under all circumstances. Even when unsure if the outcome will really be fitting the needs in the end.
Too much of discussions on Vimeo or DVXusers are about pixels and codecs and tech-specs and not about our handling of the cameras.... maybe we can open that a bit more.