Daniel Peters is always shooting music videos with HDSLR cameras. I asked him to send me a little info about his latest creation for the song “Rat Race” by: Mind Museum. He managed to pull this one off with a budget of about $650 US. Here is a little BTS info from the man himself. Thanks for sending!
“I sent many ideas and treatments to the band with great locations in mind, which we all loved…but unfortunately we couldn’t get it within budget.
The final idea was to use blank static TVs everywhere to represent some of the lyric content – ‘Try not to get stuck in the ratrace and don’t be afraid to be different’. So my vibe was…imagine if there were no bands, films etc and you had to create your own style, sound, look etc…start fresh, to let the creativity take you where it may, hence some of the opacity style shots of the singer.
Here is a neat little fix for the AGC on the Canon 7D and Canon Rebel T2i. By adding a tone generator to one side of the audio via an iPod Shuffle, “Mike B” was able to effectively kill the AGC on the Canon 7D. This should work for any Canon HDSLR with AGC and mic input. Thanks to Vision Wrangler via Twitter for bringing this to my attention.
Here is a quick take on the Canon 1D Mark IV’s settings while shooting video. I tried to show a realistic scenario. Â Most of the video settings need to be changed to suit the next shot. In this case I chose to go from interior tungsten at 24fps, to exterior daylight at 60fps. The settings were randomly chosen for this demo. Thanks to Birns & Sawyer for letting me shoot this at their shop.