New Camera Equipment

Upon graduation, a harsh reality hit me: I no longer had access to professional studio equipment, including cameras, lighting, and sound gear. When I arrived home, much of my time was spent scouring the internet, researching camera equipment that I could invest in within my budget. After much debating, I decided upon the versatility of Sony’s FS-700. This is a professional video camera with a super 35mm sensor for shooting HD. It has 2 XLR inputs for microphones and a mount for interchangeable lenses. One of the great features of the camera is its ability to record up to 8 seconds of super slow-motion HD video at 240fps and up to 96ofps, SD. Needless to say, it’s been a lot of fun to experiment with.

I also purchased a nice, fluid-head tripod so that I can achieve steady tilts and pans. The camera itself isn’t the most ergonomic so I additionally invested in a Zacuto shoulder mount and monitor. These tools open up a multitude of possibilities and are essential for trying to get local projects off the ground.

I will try to get test footage up soon, but for now, you can check out these stills.

My shiny new camera at the beach in Ocean Shores, WA!

My shiny new camera at the beach in Ocean Shores, WA!

This is pulled from video footage of my friend Rutzer at the South Bend boat launch.

This is pulled from video footage of my friend Rutzer at the South Bend boat launch.

This was a super-slow motion video test. This was my first time shooting a gun!

This was a super-slow motion video test. It was my first time shooting a gun!

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