I’m a director in the SF Bay Area.
I do documentary, commercial, and snazzy openers for large corporate events. Since March of 2009, I’ve been filming a lot the Canon 5D MkII.
I’ve traveled around the globe with a couple 5Ds in my pack, and have also incorporated them into much larger productions.
I also own a post house in San Francisco’s SoMa district, Remedy Editorial. In the past two years we’ve easily had 100+ HDSLR projects come through our doors.
Before I go any further, I need to thank those who came before me.
First off, my friend and colleague, DP Norman Bonney. Norman has been an evangelist for using DSLR’s for timelapse, IR and video use before anyone else I know of. Seriously. He’s been finding imaginative use of stills for commercials and music videos since 2005.He’s an amazing filmmaker, and a generous, collaborative soul.
Next, I’d like to thank John Behrens, another fantastic Bay Area DP. John and I traveled to Mexico City in the Spring of 2009 to film a documentary on SF musician Chuck Prophet. John provided so much gear, creativity and good will that I think I’ll be paying back his Kharma for the next decade.
And finally, I’d like to thank the BUSH administration for fucking up the economy so much in 2009 that I had oodles of free time on my hands to dig into the HDSLR format.
Since then the HDSLR world is in full swing. I find that I spend 2-3 hours a week corresponding with colleagues around the globe about my experiences and technical advice. Thus, my thinking was that a blog was in order to discuss a few of the more robust ways to shoot HDSLR.
I hope that you find some of the information I’m posting helpful. Where I’m wrong, feel free to let me know. Best of luck to you and happy shooting!