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Old December 30th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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GH13 News Story - Maui Aquaponics

I just shot my first news story with the G13. It was fun ... but challenging. I'm used to shooting with a tiny-chip HDV camera, so it's been a STEEP learning curve.

Any feedback greatly appreciated.

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Old December 31st, 2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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Very nice, well told story. Liked the shallow DOF.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Cheers Jim.

What I really need to practice is using a deep dof to film more action shots (people doing things). And a good handheld solution to allow me to follow people (walking shots) and that sort of thing.

One award-winning filmmaker who uses a 5D for feature docs said he uses a monopod and an elastic camera strap to get some nice floating shots.

My only issue is that the channel I do work for converts the footage to 1080i50 for broadcast ... and motion doesn't convert very well.

Any suggestions welcome!!
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Old January 1st, 2011, 09:02 PM   #4
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I appreciated that all the shots were rock steady, shot off a tripod. I am not much of a motion person unless it is shot off a steady cam type of stablized device like the Blackbird or Merlin.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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THANK YOU for not doing everything handheld. MUCH appreciated.

I had to go back and re-watch it for camera stuff because I got engrossed in the story about a quarter of the way through and forgot why I started watching it...
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Old January 6th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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Interesting choice of left, right channel audio. Found it a bit odd at first, is that something that is consistent with the channel?
Overall, really well done and a refreshing look to a news story from the 'everything in focus' lower bit rate HDV looking stories normally associated with this type of work.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 10:29 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Nice to have some feedback.

Jesse - glad you liked the lack of camera motion ... and the content of the story. Aquaponics is pretty fascinating stuff actually.

Mike - I forgot to mix the audio, as I send FTP to the channel unmixed (and let them do the rest). I'll have to remember to mix it next time. Thanks for pointing it out.
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