Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses: Zeiss CP.2 Prime Set, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
Steadicam: Steadicam Zephyr
Color: Magic Bullet Colorista II and Looks
Music: "Toneloop" by the Octopus Project
We shot this video over six months ago in the beautiful Berkeley Yoga Center. We stacked two Mark III's--one with a 24mm CP.2 and one with an 85mm--and had Jill look between the lenses as she spoke so that we could have two direct-address angles while I floated with a Mark III and a 70-200mm. Our lighting setup was basic. I have a modest three-light kit comprised of two Kino Flo Diva 401's and a Westcott Spiderlite TD6, but we only used the TD6 and one Diva as a double key to catch that eye-light. Fortunately, the studio we shot in had no shortage of natural light so we could keep it simple.
I waited to get my steadicam up and running before shooting the "outside of the studio" sequence. I wanted to be sure I didn't detract from the grace of the original shoot with shotty steadicam work, so I waited until I was comfortable enough in the rig to shoot it. I didn't have anyone on my Bartech Wireless FF for this one, so when I opened the lens all the way up I had to do my best to maintain a consistent distance from Jill as she walked down the street.
The post-production took longer than expected, with short bursts of hard work and enthusiasm separated by a month or two of "time for it to settle in." One of the roadblocks I faced was color tone and grading. I went through three or four completely different looks before simplifying and going with what we have here. My go-to's are always Magic Bullet Colorista and/or Looks. In this case the majority of the footage was run through Looks, but there are a few combinations in there.