Tag: HD

Canon Visit

We had a visitor today. Canon! Robert, my boss, just happens to be friends with Mark Karwisch, the Southeastern Broadcast Account Manager at Canon U.S.A. He made the trip down to our office and brought with him a few toys for us to look over. Let’s see here… the XA10, XF105, XF305, 5D Mark III, and the C300. The C300 is the one we’ve been waiting for and I hadn’t had a chance to go hands-on with one yet.

We’ve been looking for something that is a little easier on the workflow than the current HDSLR’s we’ve been shooting with. Ever since this camera was announced, it’s been gaining more and more of my interest, especially with all the positive reviews that have come down the pipe. I’m tired of syncing audio, i’m tired of the tiny LCD screen, and i’m tired of the limited record time. I’m not going to go into details as to the pro’s and con’s of this camera, all I can say is that this exactly what I need to solve the issues that I’m tired of dealing with. Time will tell if we end up getting one or justifying the cost of ownership vs just renting. But I definitely appreciate Mark taking the time to come out and show us the latest goodies that Canon is offering.

GAP Update

We’ve taken a bit of a break from any big edit sessions on this project, but we have arranged delivery of two of our minute long vignettes that have turned out awesome.  These will be in full HD, which will be the first time we’ve been able to deliver as such.  A very big improvement from years past.

The next step will be to wait for it to cool down a bit and finish up shooting of the office (where the craft takes place) and also down in Hilton Head for a follow up broll shoot of our patient golfing.

Kalu Yala – Serenbe Shoot

This past May, I had the fortunate opportunity to assist in the taping of a promotional event for a self-sustaining planned community to be constructed in Panama, called Kalu Yala. I was hired my Michael Gough, a highschool friend of my boss at Millenia 3, Robert Owen.

We had a great time shooting and got to really take in some of the “green” topics that the speakers touched upon. This was also my first time visiting Serenbe, a self-sustaining community in south west Georgia. They were the gracious hosts of the event, and not only took care of their guests that weekend but also the crew.

We had three shooters, Michael, myself, and a third, Mark Refuss. We all shot in HD, I ran an HVR-Z1U, while the other guys ran PMW-EX3’s (impressive camera).

There’s some potential in the future, if the project continues on the right track, for some follow up shoots in Panama. Here’s hoping…