1. My children love playing in the tree outside our house, so I thought I would make a short film out of it. Plus it was kind of an excuse to try out a few pieces of equipment as well! I used a glidetrack SD for a lot of the shots, and the rest is on monopod. A lot of it was also shot using the Tokina wide angle 11-16 at 2.8 with an ND filter on it, which also gave the benefit of a really distinct blue sky with the polarisation. Apart from the darker shots, the rest were shot at between 5.6 and 11 on the 70-200 which I think helped with the focus issues I had on the last video. Close ups were a combination of the Canon 50mm 1.4 and the 60mm macro.
    I kind of overdid it a bit in post, but I wanted to see what I could get out of Twixtor (which I bought that morning!), and try pushing Particular to do natural looking leaves.
    The colour correction is probably a bit overdone (with a few too many different styles!), but it was an interesting test to see what I could do.

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  2. A short test video I shot to try out 50fps slow motion on my 7D. Filmed on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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  3. This is footage I shot during a cinematography course I taught in Queenstown during the summer of 2014. The footage was shot over one week in various locations throughout the South Island, and required carrying quite a lot of equipment into fairly remote locations!

    The major locations include the beginning of the Routeburn track near Paradise, the Lindis Pass, Mt Cook, the Tasman Valley, and Lake Tekapo. A lot of these are also film locations for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

    Equipment used included: Canon 5Dmk3, 16-35 L, 24-105L, and 70-200L. Neutral density filters and polarisers were used extensively to help with skies and water. Zacuto Marauder DSLR rig was used for a lot of shots, plus also a Glidecam HD4000 in the forest, Kessler Pocket Dolly, Kessler Pocket Jib, and SmallHD monitor.

    A focus of the course I was teaching was Timelapse creation. The timelapses in this video were made using a combination of intervalometer, sped up video (where the clouds were moving fast enough to film in real time), or a Syrp Genie for the moving shots (such as those at the small Stone church at the end).

    All editing in After Effects and Premiere using Twixtor for retiming. There was a small amount of colour correction with Magic Bullet looks, and some sharpening and warp stabilisation. Most colour correction was actually performed in camera though, where as an experiment I shot it using the landscape profile rather than flat.

    Thanks very much as always to Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken from the Queenstown School of Creative Photography for taking us to a lot of locations and for invaluable advice on shots and composition! Also to Canon for supplying student cameras during the shoots.

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  4. Shot in January 2015 on the Routeburn Track, South Island New Zealand. The track is a 3 day hike that travels through the Mt Aspiring National Park and the Fiordland National Park. It is only accessible via helicopter and hiking trail, and then only during the summer. The uppermost point on the track is close to 5000 feet. Fortunately we had clear weather for most of the time. Many of the areas around this were used for The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

    Due to having to carry everything in and out, I was extremely limited with the gear I could take. Everything was shot with essentially two pieces of equipment. I used a Canon 5Dmk3 with 24-105 IS L lens and a Zacuto Maruauder mount, and a GoPro attached to a Feiyu Tech G3 Ultra handheld gimbal. That allowed me to approximate jib and crane moves without having to take the weight of that equipment.

    Film, Editing, Music Production: Steve Gregory

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This is a channel of my film I have shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 5Dmk3. Most recently I travelled to New Zealand, where I spent a few days with two Canon master photographers, and had the opportunity to take video while I was there. I will be returning to New Zealand again next year to produce more landscape films.

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    Hi Guys,
    Would be awesome if you were able to check out my short film I shot in New Zealand. I was able to spend 4 days with two Canon master photographers, and used the opportunity to shoot video at the same time.
    I've had some of the photos included in the video featured by Tourism New Zealand, and the locations are all around where The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were filmed. If you have 5 minutes to spare would be very cool if you could check it out :)

    Hope you have a great day!

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    Cheers,
    Steve

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