While checking out the new Zacuto Cage at Cine Gear Expo 2010, Steve Weiss announced a new Z Finder that will be viewable from different angles. The Z Finder is one of the most popular accessories for and HDSLR shooter. An orientable view finder from Zacuto could be something really cool. No Mention of Price or availability yet.
Illya Friedman from Hot Rod Cameras hooked me up with a prototype Canon 5D Mark II PL Mount and a Zeiss 50mm T1.5 Compact Prime lens for a shoot with Misa Garcia of JAG35 fame. Misa and I have been working on a Documentary about the vintage rock scene here in Los Angeles. He is one of the promoters of “The Whistle Bait”, a showcase of this vintage style. There are bands, burlesque dancers and badass rides. He put together this little behind the scenes video of our shoot. The location was not ideal to match our previous shoot. I ended up having to shoot the PL 5D super dark to hide the location. The camera worked flawlessly and can’t wait to slap more Zeiss CP glass on it. We are shooting again next week and will get the footage from the Hot Rod Cameras PL Mount 5D Mark II up soon.
This is supposed to fit into two backpacks!
Gail Mooney and her daughter Erin Kelly are about to depart on a worldwide trip to shoot a Documentary with Canon HDSLR’s The Film will be called “Opening Our Eyes, about ordinary people who are making a positive difference globally, on a grass roots level.” Gail has outlined her gear list on her blog “Journey’s of a Hybrid”. In her post about the gear she plans to bring, Gail claims that all of her gear will fit into two backpacks. I have to admit they must be HUGE backpacks as this looks like a ton of gear. Here is a little snippet from the boring Press Release. “Mooney and Kelly will return on September 2, 2010, after circling the globe and filming people on 6 continents. Their first stop is Entebbe, Uganda; from there they will travel to Turkey, Poland, Russia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Australia, Peru, and Argentina.” Gail plans to take both motion and stills on her voyage. The HDSLR’s are a perfect solution for this type of work. Good luck to both Gail and Kelly. Stay safe out there. Thanks to Photo Cine News for bringing this to my attention.
Createasphere is hosting a Webcast with Canon’s Tim Smith, DOP/ Director Philip Bloom and myself. We will be discussing all things HDSLR and some of the highlights from NAB 2010. Here is a great opportunity to ask Tim Smith questions about future Canon cameras and firmware updates. The Free Webcast will be held April 27th, 2010 at 11am PST.
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