On Set- Emily Cain Campaign Video

Two days working on a few campaign videos for Emily Cain up in the Bangor area.  The spots were produced/directed by Gum Spirits Productions, a group of really talented, passionate filmmakers.  They also happen to be really great people to boot, which is always a huge plus.   

Emily Cain campaign video set-up

Emily Cain campaign video set-up

A lot of driving time as the her district is up in Bangor, but I always appreciate the chance to explore more of Maine.  

My Epic was the b-cam and it worked great (despite breaking my shotgun mic cold shoe earlier in the week, hence the camera tape mount in the picture above).  Shot mostly 4k at 10:1 compression, using both my Canon 50mm 1.2 and Tokina 11-16 2.8.  Used the 50mm for the interviews to punch in for a nice medium/close-up, and the 11-16 for some wide-angle b-roll clips.  Cropped in at 4k, the 50 is closer to 62mm and the 11-16 becomes a 14-20, which is also nice because it loses any vignetting or distortion you might get on 5k at 11mm wide open.  Really impressed with the quality of the Tokina, and am understanding why so many red users love this lens.  

On Set- with an Acrobat

Another shoot with my Red Epic last week with the guys at p3. It was a fun shoot with an acrobat from Cirque  du soleil who was awesome. 

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We had the epic on a jib arm on a dolly/tracks for a lot of the shoot. For glass we used some older Zeiss CP1s (34mm, 50mm and 85mm) and a Nikon 28mm, all closed down a bit to f4.5, ISO 800 and an exact 3200k since all the lighting was with the stage lights at Portland Stage. 

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The Redmote ended up coming in handy quite a bit while we were doing some dolly shots, as the job was a bit wobbly and it was easier to hit record without adding any shake to the moves. 

On Set- with an Acrobat

Another shoot with my Red Epic last week with the guys at p3. It was a fun shoot with an acrobat from Cirque  du soleil who was awesome. 

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We had the epic on a jib arm on a dolly/tracks for a lot of the shoot. For glass we used some older Zeiss CP1s (34mm, 50mm and 85mm) and a Nikon 28mm, all closed down a bit to f4.5, ISO 800 and an exact 3200k since all the lighting was with the stage lights at Portland Stage. 

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The Redmote ended up coming in handy quite a bit while we were doing some dolly shots, as the job was a bit wobbly and it was easier to hit record without adding any shake to the moves. 

Dr. Mulkey Interview

Still from interview I just shot/produced with Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College, the first college in the US to completely divest it's endowment from fossil fuels.  He made for a great interviewee, very knowledgable and engaging.  The interview is part of a larger documentary being produced by PF Pictures for 350.org.  Audio help on this shoot from Stuart Townsend.

Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College in Maine.

Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College in Maine.