Oh, the things you can do with a 7D

posted by Jeff | Friday, December 11, 2009, 11:28 PM | comments: 0

I've been following this Philp Bloom guy pretty closely, as he has quickly become the authority of shooting high quality stuff with video DSLR's, including the Canon 7D (the new body I obtained). Well imagine being called by Rick McCallum, the producer on the Star Wars prequels, to come to Skywalker Ranch to show them what you can really do with one of these cameras. Then imagine George Lucas and Quentin Tarantino show up to see your test footage. Yeah, it happened to him, and he blogged about it. Gasp.

I'm starting to get a good feel for shooting on it, but as with real film, or even stills on an SLR, there's a learning curve to getting the right exposure. The rig that Bloom is using, with the Z-finder and the "tactical shooter" obviously makes a difference. Personally, I'm more interested in something like eyeSpy bundle with a follow focus from Redrock, but regardless, free-handing isn't the best approach.

I'd definitely like to shoot one of these small "slice of life" kind of things in the spring, maybe around the Pacific Northwest, with junior in tow. God knows I've got the right glass for it. I have some stuff from Disney that I'm going to try and color a bit and post soon, hopefully.


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