Posted on Oct 05, 2012
Posted in BTS

I had the most fun shooting these last couple days with friends than I have had in a long time.  It was the best experience being able to work with professionals outside of my day job and doing something creative.  Matt McDonald @TheMcDo is the mastermind behind these short comedy sketches that we filmed during a 2 day time schedule.  He setup everything, organized everything, and even had a casting call with real actors who were more than happy to help out with his scripts.  The crew was even laughing during each take when the actors pulled off each line written by Matt.  I was really excited that I could be apart of this whole thing and that I could help with providing some production equipment to pull off the shots needed.  After it was all said and done I think we all came away from this experience really happy to have worked together while making someone’s vision (Matt) come true.  Now we wait for the final piece to see our work in a complete short piece.

As far as behind the scenes info is concerned I put 2 GoPro cameras to the test to see if I could capture our activities during production.  Dealing with GoPro placement while also trying to DP the shots for each scene was sometimes a challenge as you will see in the video and images I provide.  There were times that objects obstructed the camera view but was able to capture some of myself in the corner of the image.  I was able to use my experience with my Glidecam to help with some scenes as well as my awesome Atlas 10 slider from Cinevate to help add some movement for some shots.  We used some really nice Zeiss ZE glass which was either rented or owned by a crew member and we shot on Canon 7D’s which was my first time using since I own 2 Canon T2i’s.  I have to say that this camera is definitely a step above of build quality and seemed way easier to balance on my Glidecam HD4000.  I might have to upgrade someday. 🙂  Either way I am ready to work on more projects with any of these guys.

So, here is the video shot with 100% GoPro cameras.

 

And some pictures from the GoPro angles.