No shoulder mount rig.
No matte box.
No follow focus.
No firmware hack.
No external monitor.
No fast lenses.
No battery grip.
No RIDICULOUSLY over priced fast Sandisk CF cards.
No vest or mechanical arm.
No final cut pro.
No motion stabilizer/ing.
Glidecam Model: Glidecam 4000 Pro
Lenses used: All shot with the kit lens (Canon 24-105 L) except the running after skater shot which was shot with the Nikkor 15mm AiS f3.5.
Song (extended by me): Intro by The XX
I get inspired by music and people. I love my friends and family and without THEIR enthusiasm and support, I'd never get to have this much fun on such a budget!
Keep shooting for the fun of it!
p.s. The gear listed above is great stuff and I want it all....but the point is, you don't need any of it to get beautiful imagery.
p.p.s. Got a film you need shot? Let me know. I love shooting other people's films and bringing ideas to life.
In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I've seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera's strengths.
I believe that Canon made a beautiful camera that is sensible, reliable and portable in a way that I've always dreamed a camera could be. It prioritizes great skin tone and has higher ISO sensitivity than any other camera out there.
I know there's nothing I can say to change the minds of the RED fan club. For the rest of the skeptics, I think once you get your hands on it you'll understand how great this camera really is. Please buy this camera in January and go film some good skin tones in the dark. You'll love it.
Thanks go out to all my friends for helping me with this.