Found this very moving film on Vimeo and had to share it. This is a great example of how narration can add to your film without making it feel like an afterthought. So many people add narration to a film but neglect all other sound. This film brings it all together.
I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the GH4 when it is available. In the meantime, join me in being jealous of The Camera Store and their unit.
GH4 Video Look
This just might be the camera that sways me away from the C100. I won’t know until I actually get to use the camera and get some footage. I was talking with Tim Whalen (a filmmaker here in Chicago) and he made a comment about the GH4 looking video and I think he makes a good point. The footage in this review definitely isn’t the most beautiful thing I’ve seen from a camera, although some of that is because of the lighting in my opinion. We shall see.
I’ve had a lot of time with the Wooden Camera A-Box and I have really enjoyed using it. It not only works well, but it looks darn good doing it. Trust me when I say there isn’t a lot of elegant audio gear out there. If you’re looking for a small, stylish way to run your XLRs to 1/8″ this is the tool for you.
Remember that Supamods review we did a while back? Well they have a stabilizer unit that looks pretty promising and it is on sale at the moment. Having seen how good their gear is, I would suspect this unit is very well made. Hard to believe it comes in at $750!
Check the Supamods X4 Flight System out here.
I am VERY interested in this camera so all this information was gold. Watch the video and let me know what you think about this camera. I personally might consider replacing my Canon bodies with Panasonic GH4′s depending on a few details. Looking forward to reviewing the camera when it comes out.
I stumbled across this great review of the Blackmagic 4K Production Camera and the Pocket Cinema Camera and had to share it. Very interesting findings by Emmanual Sapolsky. This video comes at a good time with all these new cameras coming out.
Are you planning on buying either of these cameras?
I recently got an email question from a reader asking me what gear would best fit his needs. I thought I would share my answer with you guys. After talking a little, we came up with this wish list for a kit.
Kit Wish List:
- Needs to be under $3000
- Decent low-light capability
- Two Cameras would be important
- Will need to do slow motion
- Lenses need to be included
- Tripods have to be in the kit
If you ask me, thats a tall order for that budget! Luckily, he would be shooting music videos, so audio equipment wouldn’t have to be a big part of the kit.
The hardest part for me was to get two cameras with decent slow motion AND lenses to fit within the budget. But I was able to make it work!
In this video I break down my production and post production process for filming my show. Check out the gear list below.
UPDATE: If your using FCP X you’d be much better off editing WITHIN the multi cam instead of creating a project and pasting your camera angles there. That said, if you in FCP 7 or Premiere, the method I used in the video will work fine.