So, out on the hill for 4 hours, running around with a Canon 7D, a Canon S95 and a Go-Pro. Just the two of us, exploring how each camera performs and setting up shots, unrehearsed and mainly out of curiosity. The basic premise was to film a section at the start and end with us both in and middle sections filming each other.
This edit has no colour correction, I'll be figuring that out next time. (This is a 'first edition' in that I have not done this before....consider it a learning experience.
Things we learnt:
1)Gorilla pod to a fence post as camera mount only works when its not very windy
2)Panning on the video head is a skill that requires practice. A smooth pan is tricky
3)When shooting a close up of the action, handheld is probably better, tripod panning isn't fast enough
4)A small amount of movement can be added in post, so its not always necessary to be adding camera movement in shot
5)Focus tracking requires a measured start and stop point, marked and rehearsed. Adding a handle or grip to the focus ring should help
6)Low light shooting is not as flexible as when shooting stills
If you plan to include trendy/arty cut-aways find something interesting to shoot on the day, rather than relying on minor cuts from your footage.
7)S95 function change to switch of safe focus. This will allow the setting of focus prior to video capture more effectively. Better still, switch to manual and choose your focal point carefully.
Finally, and most obviously, story board your shoot as thoroughly as possible beforehand, focus on efficient use of time in terms of shot set-up and take down and take extra food with you...