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leGreve

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3 music videos shot with Canon
« on: November 11, 2010, 09:29:42 AM »
Being formally trained as a still life photographer, I had a few worries about about taking the next step. But man, that step was fun and inspiring.
Here I am 3 music videos later and I'm not only surprised with how well a "mere" Canon 5d works as a video shooter.

Used for these videos are:
- Canon 550D
- Canon 5D mk II
- 24-70 2.8L
- 85 1.2L II USM
- 100 2.8L IS USM
- 70-200 2.8L II IS USM
Homemade stabilizer out of metal piping

Edited solely in AE by Chris Bjerremose (not me...)

Alphabeat - Heatwave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB01PTZNpBc

Hej Matematik - Kato på maskinerne (nice if you like Run DMC vs. Jason Nivens :) )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mLTQ0djEMw

Apollo - Birds playing guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i2gcLPED2c

Thanks for watching :)

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« Last Edit: November 12, 2010, 02:20:07 AM by leGreve »
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3 music videos shot with Canon
« on: November 11, 2010, 09:29:42 AM »

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Re: 3 music videos shot with Canon
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 04:28:06 PM »
nice work leGreve.  I'm just starting to get into the HD video thing and am going to be shooting a wedding next year with almost the exact same gear you have, exact same cameras, exact same lenses (except a 50 f/1.4 instead of 85 f/1.2).

I noticed a lot of your stuff looks like it was shot handheld; do you use some form of stabilization, and if so, what kind?  just interested in hearing your experiences.

thanks for sharing with us

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Re: 3 music videos shot with Canon
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 02:14:02 AM »
Thank-you.

You spotted it correctly and I should've included that stabilizer item in the hardware list :) my mates in the production line made me the metal pipe version. It took away the most of the jittering in the shots. For the dance video we picked up wheelchair to do the dolly shots.
I probably shouldnt have, but I decided to use the 70-200 on the dolly shots and man, even with the stabilizer its tough to keep still.

The first video was completely handheld and pretty tough to do editing on I remember hehe.

The love story video we did some easy pans which aren't that tough if you decide to keep a fixe distance to the subject. Also we arrived at the conclusion that a dead on focus isnt necessary if the shot works :) sometimes the gentle off focus has a Nice effect.

The general idea from the director was that the handheld look was diserable, but one thing ive learned is that handheld, isnt completely handheld...;)

One thing that you should prepare yourself for it strengthening your back and.shoulder muscles as the camera with ( especially the 70-200) will get heavy quite fast. Its an awkward working position holding the camera out away from your body for longer durations.

With that said... I cant wait till I can afford an arm and vest!
« Last Edit: November 12, 2010, 02:26:21 AM by leGreve »
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Re: 3 music videos shot with Canon
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 02:14:02 AM »