I’ve had some submissions lately from shooters getting into DSLR video which I wanted to share. First up is a piece by freelance videographer Andrew Winchell. He’s been following the blog for a while now and says he is fascinated by cinematic journalism. He recently visited Pleasant Grove, Alabama, one of the areas hardest hit by the F-5 tornado that struck on 27 April, claiming the lives of over 350 people. Even two weeks after the event his video powerfully shows the scale of the devastation.
For equipment Andrew shot on a 5DmkII, Rode Videomic Pro, Glidetrack Shooter and 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 lenses. It was edited in Final Cut Pro and basic colour correction applied using Magic Bullet Colorista Free.
The second video is a submission by Patr Srisook, a Thai post-graduate student who is currently studying Master of Arts in Visual Communication at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in the UK. He recently created a short documentary film “A Day in March” about a protestor marching against UK Government spending cuts. Patr used a really simple setup to get his results – a Canon 5DmkII, 35mm f2 lens, Rode mic, Redrock Micro grip and LCDVF viewfinder.
I want to applaud Patr and Andrew for their efforts. If you have HDSLR work you want to show here that is of a journalistic nature feel free to get in touch.