EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D3 for video-Need advice for shooting a pub crawl,evening, lrg. organized event« on: August 19, 2013, 04:10:36 PM »
Forgot to mention this.... Turn IS off on your lens or it will become part of your soundtrack.... Or better yet, get an external mike, or take a phone, get a sound recording app, and let it sit by the people and mix it in at production time.
Thanks for all of the advice!!
I have the Rode videomic I keep on the shoe....I got a Rode stereo mic, if I had help I'd set that up too maybe...
On the other hand, I'm guessing this will mostly end up a montage with music over it...so, sound likely not that big a deal.
I'm meeting with the organizer this weekend to see what's exactly expected. this is a non-paying gig for charity.
On rental lenses....what would be the best to get?
85 f/1.2? 50 f/1.2?
I have the 85 f/1.8...so, should I got for renting the 50 f/1.5....
I was hoping since my 17-40mm, while being f/4...would still be usable at the wider angles...?
Thanks for all the advice so far.
I know he rode video mic is a well regarded mic, but please be aware that if you are in a noisy area, like a bar, it's not much better that the built in mic unless its on a boom pole..meaning it won't get the job done. Moreover as someone else said, beware of IS noise, the rode video mic mounted to the hot show WILL pick it up; make no mistake!. If money is an issue get yourself a cheap wired lav mic like the audiotechnica; believe me it will make a world of difference!
The OP said this was going to be a montage shot to music. WTF is he going to be mic-ing up?
If you're recording dialogue in a crowded bar your suggestions are sensible, but that isn't the case here.
Similarly, for an unpaid charity gig, telling people they NEED a second camera, assistants and to hire/buy in a load of L lenses is comically over the top. My advice would be that if it isn't a paid gig, unless you specifically want material for a showreel or similar, then not to bother renting gear, or buying anything especially for this.
As with any project, scope out your locations in advance, if possible with your camera so you can take a few test shots to see how the lenses you have will deal with the lighting conditions.
This shoot...will start from a restaurant (private rooms and on the balcony) in Jackson Square in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Footage taken there...and just outside, so I'll likely to be able to get some sounds that is usable there...and most likely I'll be on foot with all the women, as they bar hop into the warehouse dist. This will be easily a mile or so as the evening goes.
I don't expect to get my usable audio later as more bars are hit and more alcohol is consumed...but who knows?
I'll post more as I learn more about it.