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 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 micro four-thirds drone camera with an attached gimbal, the 4K Osmo Pro has become one of my favorite little tools. It sets up and is ready to go in about 2 minutes. It's ideal for those busy shoots where using a dolly or jib just isn't in the time budget. Not just for pretty shots, I’ve also used it for walking interviews and on-camera stand ups. And it intercuts quite well with my F5.

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.