At the moment im working on a massive project for the BBC, Elph (check his website here http://akaelph.com/ ) is producing amazing graphics and im animating them. It is a full 6 part tv series and we have over 10 min of motion graphics to create and its some pretty crazy cool stuff!
But whilst we render I take photos and here's some of the pics.
Yesterday i was on a music video shoot and got to steadicam op a steadicam flyer and a canon 5DMKII which was pretty cool, had to do some adjustments to get it balanced, used 3 extra batteries on the base the add weight and then changed the monitor over from the PAL steadicam standard one to the marshall with HDMI input so I could run straight out of the 5D. I was using the 17-40mm l series lens which worked really well for what we were doing.
The actually movement was pretty tough as it is sooo light compared to a xdcam for example and so keeping it steady was interesting!
But the amount of time you can op before getting fatigued is massively extended because of the reduction in weight.
I don't naturally have the steadicam build and so when I operate larger rigs it can be a bit of a killer but with the flyer I found I could wear it for 20-30 min at a time and not die! Which is great.
Ok so this is the lensbaby composer in the center of the stage for the BBC shoot, now it arrived at 2pm and we were shooting at 2.30 so I didn't get much time to play with it but it went straight into action! Now Ill do a proper posting of the lens and some test photos and footage over the next few weeks but so far I have to say its alot of fun, The footage out of it was great! And really is so so so much fun to play with!!!!
On Friday I was shooting with a BBC team headed up by Siddharth Khajuria (amazing bloke) and we were shooting on canon 7d's and a 60d, it was alot of fun and to make it even cooler lens baby had just sent me over a couple of their lenses to try out which I will post lots more info on in the next few days they are super fun!!!! But heres a couple of pics of me whooo and heres a link to more pics
Ill post the video as soon as its up which should be in a few days and you can see some of the really fun wide angle stuff I shot using the lens baby.
Heres some pics now I havn't done anything with them at all but just wanted to show you some stills.
Shooting wise was really fun, a few issues, infinity isn't infinity on the adapter I have which is a bit annoying and also mid way through playing the lens locked on me, this was very annoying as I didnt know how to fix it so did a quick google search when I got in and is actually really easy all you need to do it use a coin on the winding mechanism on the back of the lens and twist!