With the new firmware for the 5D Mark III we are getting clean HDMI out. For those interested in using an external recorder for video this is huge. I found this great video online by Stefan Czech and thought I’d share it for those who looking for more info on the subject. While the video is a little long and wordy, it is very thorough and covers pretty much everything.
Are any of you interested in recording via HDMI? Why/why not?
This year at NAB the FreshDV team did several videos in a series called Conversations with Filmmakers And while all these videos are great, I really enjoyed this one in particular. I have to admit that when I read the title I rolled my eyes. The word “Story” is such a buzz word that is used by hypocritical self proclaimed “filmmakers” we are quick to talk about how to tell a good story but then produce little to none ourselves (myself included). So it was very refreshing to hear some thoughts on story from down to earth guys who produce great work.
What do you think makes a great story? And how can you implement that in your next piece?
Tom Dowler is a wedding filmmaker working out of Boston, shooting primarily with DSLRs. He was frustrated with the available options for mounting accessories to his camera, finding them either too expensive or too unwieldy for the run-and-gun wedding and live event shooting conditions he usually works in. So he took matters into his own hands and developed the Multiplate, a brutally simple but effective solution for the problems he was facing in the field everyday.