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The fast moving environment of HD-DSLR video. Tips and techniques on using the Canon 5D Mk2and EOS 1D Mk4 HD-DSLR video cameras


The Bridge

The Glidetrack had been sitting in my office for a while, frustratingly. Each time I thought a subject was coming up that would work, something happened to scupper it. So when I managed to get hold of the Canon 1DMk4 to test for just a few days, there was a steely determination to shoot something […]

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Shooting a Music Vid on a Canon 1D Stills Camera

You’ve got to watch this Behind The Scenes vid of director Richard Patterson shooting using a Canon 1D stills camera firing at 10 frames per second, coupled with a rack load of Profoto light strobes, Red Rock Micro and a cool Steadicam rig. Hoping that there will be more BTS video showing the post production […]

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The Ice Driver Project III

Here’s an edit of the final footage. You can see a hi res version on SmugMug here. The learning curve for me as a first time user of Apple Final Cut Studio was a steep one and thanks go to various people for their help and advice in getting me up there. Most notable being […]

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The Ice Driver Project II

Previously, I described how I prepared the lightest possible collection of gear to use the Canon 5D in Sweden, hoping that we could cover all the bases and get what we needed. My 1DS works fine in temparatures below -30c, so I had no worries about the camera dying, though previously when shooting stills and […]

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Ice Driver Impreza - Canon 1DS, two strobes with Pocket Wizards and Lee ND Grad

First – Light…..

You’d like to think that more than two weeks set aside for a trip to northern Sweden would be plenty to shoot a short movie about driving at high speeds on frozen lakes, wouldn’t you? Me too. I’ve been to Sweden working plenty of times before and while there may be a few days overcast […]

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