Thursday, 22 July 2010

Shooting video with the Canon 5D MkII in Helmand

It's been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened. After being inspired by other photographers that had made the switch to video I decided to take the plunge and upgrade to the Canon Eos 5D MkII and after a bit of research got hold of a Zacuto Z-Finder with some help from  Philip Bloom , and a hot shoe mounted Sennheiser mic. I had two embeds in Afghanistan in quick succession which gave me time to get used to shooting video along with the stills I needed to shoot for the newspaper, which without the Zacuto would have been impossible. When shooting stills with the same camera a shoulder mount was out of the question. All told it was a fascinating experience , and one I hope to continue.