Last month I shot a short video of Greg Gorman for Xrite. Here’s a short breakdown of the production.
The video was all shot on a Canon XH A1. This is a great little camera and perfect for shooting on location when you need to keep things simple. I only had a few hours to shoot everything so speed and mobility were key.
I used a modified Zacuto newsman kit to help keep things moving along. When shooting on a tripod I used basic Zacuto baseplate and Zamerican arm with a Marshall HD Monitor. When I needed to shoot handheld it only took about 3 minutes to rig the camera for a shoulder mount kit.
The Zacuto rig and Marshall Monitor. The indoor interview was lit using natural light.
Shooting the studio session.
The Zacuto rig in action.
A closer look at the newsman rig.
I used a Rode NG-3 shotgun mic with a Dead Cat wind screen for all of the audio. I was very impressed at how well the Dead Cat worked so close to the ocean. It was pretty windy and the Rhode gear handled everything perfectly.
The Rode NG-3 and Dead Cat.
Everything was edited in Final Cut Pro and then converted to H.264 for the web using Compressor. And here’s how it all turned out: