Perranporth Triathlon 2009
Filmed by sammorganmoore.com, cornwall based comercial photographer and digital filmmaker (hire me :) )
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Tech Notes for Camera Nerds.
The wet environment of the beach and the speed of the event made this scream for a wide ranging zoom lens and an integrated kit
I therefore choose to use my neglected Sony Ex1 camera
Two notions added to the suitability of this camera, increased depth of field was a help to hold focus on the moving subjects and , if I used the sky as the background would not introduce too many distracting elements into the frame
Having been studying "Jarhead" and also "District 9" I decided to go for a shaky cam look intentionally crashing all camera moves, whip pans and whip tilts if there is such a thing - I even allowed zooms in shot!
A stylistic deviation from my normal look
I have however kept my camera moves 'motivated' by the moving action
The overexposed blown look was also intentional and "Jarhead" inspired, the thinking to make the event look hotter and harsher
The camera was mounted on my halfinchrails.com shoulder rig the entire beach and changover sequnces being handheld, many at the full zoom
I do manage a couple of decent focus racks following some action