This will be the last Letus video I shoot with the Z1U for quite a while. I just purchased a Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM and I will be fitting it with the Letus Extreme. Look at “EX1 Letus Videos” for more.
My buddy Dave and I went out to a waterfall near Plymouth, New Hampshire and shot some HDV. Dave shot behind the scenes footage I will post later in a video blog.
I shot the first half of this short subject on my property in Wentworth, NH. I had the Letus35 Extreme film lens adapter attached to my Z1U. I used a Nikon 55mm f2.8 macro, a Sigma 18mm f3.5 super wide lens,and a Nikon 50mm f1.4 film lens. I also set up my PVC dolly track in the snow for the slow slides.
Later on, I joined up with Dave and we took a short hike into the Walter/Newton nature preserve in Plymouth, NH. The waterfall was about half a mile off the road and we snowshoed a beaten path with almost four feet of snow at the trails edge! This was shot 3/17/08.
In addition to the lenses I mentioned above, I also used a Nikon 200mm f2.8 lens I borrowed from a guy named Babs. Babs shoots the Bruins and Celtics and he used this lens back in the day to shoot some of his most famous pictures of legendary sports characters. I had to give it back because he was going to add it to his film display at the Boston Sports Museum.
Dave and I shot for about three hours and we had a great time documenting this beautiful spot.
Music Credit: The Chronicles of Narnia Soundtrack, composed by Harry Gregson-Williams
There was a scratch on the cd, that is why the sound is messed up. Sorry!