I wanted to capture some well frames shots of Woodhouse more, some different lenses for different depth of field. I use a monopod for easy mobilty.. but it was a bit shaky.
I didn't put all the footage in, because it gets a bit repetitive. But this is a few different bits.
I used 2 different lenses, one a 24-85mm zoom lens, the other a 35-135 zoom. This was pretty perfect for most things, the 24-85 was good for getting some wider angle long depth of field shot at the short side of the spectrum and the 35-135 was good to get more close-ups with shorter depths of field.
Some techniques I used were Panning, which I did by twisting the monopod, but also with a wide stance I could just lean or "lunge" to either side or forward and back, this created quite a good steady motion effect that would be harder to get with just a tripod, but on the down side the monopod was more shaky at times and not as stable, but is a good option when on the move.
Also another technique I used was viewing the frame in black and white first, which was a bit tricky, but I thought it was a good way to really see the composition, the shapes and contrast. But even if it looked really good in black and white I tried to always twitch to color again because would give more options in post´production.
I would really like to get my hands on a steadicam though, this would be amazing! but don't think they have them at college, if they play it close to their chest.