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Tim Davison April 12th, 2010 02:44 AM

People assuming that photos are being taken when filming
Not sure if there really is an answer to this but would be interested in others' experiences. I predominantly film in nightclubs and events and find that, when using the Canon 7d, people normally assume I am taking photios and 'freeze' in a pose anticipating that a photo is being taken rather than realising their being filmed. As you can guess, when you're trying to get action shots this can be exteremly frustrating! Has anyone come up with a novel way of solving this? (short of wearing a large t-shirt with this written on!)

Martin Mayer April 12th, 2010 03:09 AM

Use a proper video camera?! :-) Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Tom Hardwick April 12th, 2010 03:18 AM

Martin - that doesn't work either. I've lost track of the number of times wedding guests have asked me to 'take their picture', even though I'm humphing round a well laden Z1 with furry mic shield. I dutifully film their poses.

Craig Maret April 12th, 2010 05:46 AM

try and mingle in, be part of the party, fade into the crowd, dont mess about with settings for too long when in the crowd....failing all that..shoot with a longer lens.

Christian Huaux April 12th, 2010 06:05 AM

Glue that on your Mate box top


Jon Fairhurst April 12th, 2010 10:28 AM

A matte box and shoulder mount would probably solve the problem.

Liam Hall April 12th, 2010 04:26 PM

A megaphone and a riding crop would be cheaper...

Jon Fairhurst April 12th, 2010 05:13 PM

Don't forget the director's chair. :)

Alan Halfhill April 12th, 2010 08:20 PM

I actually like being incognito. I have never paid for a shooting permit and don't want to start now. Both in Hollywood and Seattle.

Tim Davison April 13th, 2010 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by Jon Fairhurst (Post 1513207)
A matte box and shoulder mount would probably solve the problem.

Problem is that rather detracts from the compact, light benefit of the 7d but take your point!

Burk Webb April 15th, 2010 01:14 AM

I've found that if you put a shotgun mic with a dead cat/coyote on it people treat it as a video camera. In fact you can put a dead cat wind muff on almost anything and people will think it's a video camera....


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