Gear

Sony 4K/HD PMW-F5

The Sony F5 is almost the perfect camera for what I do. It's a cine-style S-35 camera that produces beautiful, cinematic 4K pictures with high dynamic range. But stripped down, it's also a rugged workhorse that works well for run-and-gun shooting. It has a variety of robust internal codecs that start with broadcast-quality MPEG2 HD and go all the way up to 4K XAVC 480Mbit/s for stunning 4:2:2, 10 bit 4K footage. It does slo-mo from 60fps@4K up to 180fps@2K (HD).  For lenses, I use Zeiss primes and assorted EF zooms. 

The rest of my kit includes best-in-class gear from Teradek, DJI, Litepanels, Dracast, K5600/Joker, ARRI, Chrosziel, Anton/Bauer, SmallHD, Metabones, Lectrosonics and Sachtler. A selection of Matthews C+ stands, booms, silks, bounce, flags and other bits of standard grip round out the package. 

 

 

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Osmo Pro X5

Basically a high-end drone camera on a handle, the Osmo Pro is a small, quick-to-deploy 4K micro four thirds camera/gimbal that gives you that smooth camera motion for a more polished, cinematic look. Used creatively, it can emulate a dolly, jib, or Steadicam. 

It's ideal for busy shoots where setting up a dolly or jib just isn't in the time budget. Not just for pretty shots, I also use it for moving interviews and on-camera presenters/standups. And it intercuts quite well with my F5. But be careful....you might be tempted to shoot the whole day with it!

Check out the Osmo Pro at work on some of my recent shoots, below.