In November I was asked to film and edit a short video covering the Moody Help-Portrait site here in Chicago. I am so glad I had the opportunity to get involved! Met some awesome people and was encouraged by the whole event.
The video consisted of 3 interviews in the beautiful Moody Church sanctuary. Since there were no outlets where we were filming, I just used a 5 in 1 reflector to bounce the house lights onto each subject.
Each interview was filmed with the Canon 5D2 and 7D on a D&S tripod and my trusty little Pearstone tripod. I used a Nikkor 85mm F2.0 and a Nikkor 50mm F1.4 (learn more about Nikkor lenses on Canon cameras here).
I was planning on using my Sennheiser G2 wireless lav (new G3 version here) for audio, but as it turns out, EVERY frequency was being used (must have been all the photographers gear near by?). So I ran my Lav mic to a Zoom H4n and captured audio that way.
Photo Credit: H-P Chicago Facebook page.
All in all, I am very happy with the final project. Special thanks to Nathan Cantleberry for helping out with the interviews.
If you haven’t been involved in a Help-Portrait event you are missing out! Head over to their website to learn more: Help-Portrait.com.