I’ve been working closely with Kata for many years, testing their bags and filming testimonials by other professionals who use them too. So I was happy when the request came to make a short video highlighting their latest VDSLR bags vintage range.
There is no perfect bag and every assignment may require a different carrying solution. That’s the reason I’ve decided to explore different options, from a full load of equipment to a camera-only bag solution.
I felt the video deserved a bit of an extra footage to make it a bit more entertaining and I was lucky enough to meet grand master Chen Shi Hong and his Viennese Kung-Fu class. Their beautiful movements were captured with a Canon 7D in 720/50p and I later manipulated the footage in Twixtor Pro within Adobe Premiere to achieve “super slow motion” effect. I kept the shutter at 1600 to avoid blurring images.
The second Canon 7D used for capturing my piece to camera was operated by the talented Stefan Nutz.
Tripod: Sachtler DV 8 SB
Canon 17-55mm f2.8
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Samyang 8mm f3.5
Samyang 85mm f1.4
Sennheiser EW100 G2
Sanken COS 11D wireless microphone
Johnnie Behiri is a BBC freelance cameraman operating from Vienna, Austria.
When not working for the BBC, Johnnie films documentaries, commercials, music videos, and testimonial/marketing videos for other broadcasters and clients.