Johnnie Behiri uses 7D and Twixtor to shoot Kata bags promo

Kata’s VDSLR bags highlight review from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

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.

Equipment used:
Tripod: Sachtler DV 8 SB
Rig: Vocas
EVF: Cineroid
Canon 17-55mm f2.8
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Samyang 8mm f3.5
Samyang 85mm f1.4

Tascam DR-100
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.

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