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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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The XF305 & the Civil War

Well, a reenactment, anyway.
I needed video of a Civil War battle for an upcoming short film, so I took my new XF305 to the Olustee Battlefield reenactment in Olustee, FL. The problem was, I had to dress in period garb if I wanted to shoot on the battlefield. Plus, I had to somehow camouflage the 305 if I wanted to bring it on the field. So, I borrowed some Union gear (a bit oversized) and wrapped the 305 in a burlap sack.

I shot the video in Cine F mode at 1080/24P. It is not easy trying to shoot video through a burlap sack! Nor is it fun shooting on a warm Florida afternoon, chasing troops through the woods while wearing a thick wool coat.
I will post a Youtube link to some of the raw video later.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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Re: The XF305 & the Civil War

glen-

you are a glorious example of what we are all willing to do for our "art".

good for u.

bravo!

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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Re: The XF305 & the Civil War

Hi Glen,
Very creative, I've heard good things about this re enactment from some guys I met camping at Suwanee River. Nice shots and looking forward to seeing the video. I'm considering an XF, but not too sure which model, maybe the burlap sack size one?
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 07:03 PM   #4
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Hi Glen,

Great shots (pun intended)! But where'd you put the bayonet :)
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