:30 Promo for MSNBC
Director: Paul Rodrigues
DP: Joe Gabriel
Producer: Adam Kessler
Shot on Canon C300 with Canon L Series Zooms
The director and I grabbed these shots of Alex while the rest of the crew were on their way to lunch. We had just wrapped our morning setup - vimeo.com/67769008 - with the camera built up in studio mode with 15mm rods, mattebox, follow focus, etc. I stripped everything off the camera except the handle, monitor unit and a hoodman for the LCD. Grabbed the 17-55 and 70-200 EF zooms and was able to move quickly and efficiently, shooting in the same way I would with a small camera like an EX-1 or HVX.
Getting these shots without additional crew in the time we had would have been much more difficult with a PL mount zooms or a boxy camera body that required a lot of after-market accessories to shoot handheld.