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Old April 2nd, 2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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More footage from the Z280

I shot this stock footage at a prescribed burn last Friday. 80% is with the Z280 with a few F55 shots mixed in for super-slow mo. I'm loving the little Z280 the more I use it. So nice to have a fast 17x zoom lens for banging off a bunch of different shots very quickly. It was like shooting fish in a barrel.

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Old April 2nd, 2019, 07:20 PM   #2
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Awesome. Love it!

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Old April 3rd, 2019, 10:26 PM   #3
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Nice job Doug, Both shooting and cutting. What was your mode of transportation? You obviously were not on foot or those firefighters would not have let you have your way like that? You covered some ground.

I have only had two careers in my life. In the first one I was a firefighter/medic. Since then I have been an imagemaker. Seems like two separate lifetimes now. It has been a long time since I fought fire for a living but those images brought back many memories. Those guys look confident and relaxed in your video. Firefighters love to fight fire, that is what they live for. But believe me, the real stress for all of them was not over until the last flame was out. Prescribed burns are very risky business. The firefighters START the fire, if you lose that fight you go down in flames. Messing around with mother nature is the work of men that think they know more than her. That is a fight mortal men often lose.

Glad you had a great shoot. Great stuff!

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Old April 4th, 2019, 05:01 PM   #4
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Nice job Doug, Both shooting and cutting. What was your mode of transportation?
Good question, Steve.

I have a golf cart so I could drive back and forth on a dirt trail that borders where they were doing the burn. In fact, the tracking shot at :42 was done while I was also driving the golf cart. I've got about a minute of usable tracking footage from that shot but I liked the way the palm trees passed at that point. You'll notice that the Marsh Master is actually on the other side of a fence. Funny thing is that about 5 minute before that shot I had just given the driver of that machine a lift back to his truck at the staging area to get his phone.

I agree with everything you've said about the men and women who do that. I mostly cut this video together for their benefit, and of course, I'm already repurposing a lot of it for stock. I actually got 225 shots out of the day.
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Old April 26th, 2019, 09:51 AM   #5
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More wildfire footage from the Z280 last week. This one shows graded vs. ungraded.

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