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Old September 22nd, 2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Shooting a Bridal Ball/Fashion Show

Anyone ever shot one of these? Open to advice and suggestions. I'm shooting three cams, two manned and one locked down. XH-A1s, 5D, and HF20 - all Canon. Probably less light than desirable. Basic objective is to talk to vendors pre-show and then shoot the fashion show. Thanks to all in advance...
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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I shoot a fashion show for a college every year , I do shoot with 3 manned cams 2A1s and one H1 and it has been a challenge evey year with lighting.
* If the lighting is weak shoot in 30f not 60I.
* Do not use auto focus.
* Make sure you get your audio from the stage mixer on two cams, so when you change tapes on one cam you don't lose the sound.(if the show is more then one hour).
* keep your zepra ON, you do not want to over exposure any shots, with fashion shows details on the models are very important.
*The runway is never even with the lights, so adjust your exposure to the higher lighting on the runway.

Here is a link to the last year fashion show: Fashion Show 2009 on Vimeo

Good luck !!!!!!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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Michael, that's all GREAT advice, exactly what I was looking for. Do you recommend a specific low-light A1 preset?

Loved the clip, btw. It looks like you managed pretty well under those circumstances!

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Do you recommend a specific low-light A1 preset?

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I use the Panlook preset, but I have a good lighting (not even lighting), but you lose one F-stop with that preset. If you don't have good lighting just go with NO preset and that's the save way to do it. make sure you set your w/b on each cam from the area of that you are shooting from for that cam.
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