The Sony F5 is almost the perfect camera for what I do. On one hand, it's a cine-style S-35 camera that produces beautiful, cinematic 4K pictures with high dynamic range. But It's also a rugged workhorse that, when properly equipped, works well for run-and-gun shooting. It has a good variety of robust internal codecs that start with a broadcast-quality MPEG2 HD at the lower end, all the way up to incredible 4K XAVC 480Mbit/s for stunning 4:2:2, 10 bit 4K footage. Off-speed footage up to 60fps@4K and 180fps@2K (HD). For lenses, I use Zeiss CP2 primes and assorted EF zooms.
I spend a lot of time on the road or in the air, so I try to keep my gear as compact as possible. For example, I often use my 4K DJI Osmo Pro camera instead of a bulky jib or dolly. I also save time by punching LED's or HMI's through collapsible diffusion to create large, soft sources that are quick to set, move and strike. Guerilla lighting is a bit of a hobby of mine.
The rest of my kit includes bleeding edge (and a few vintage pieces) from Litepanels, Dracast, K5600/Joker, ARRI, Chrosziel, Anton/Bauer, SmallHD, Lectrosonics, Sachtler and Dana Dolly. A small selection of C-stands, booms, silks, bounce, flags and other bits of standard grip round out the package.
Rates and terms:
I bid each job individually based on what and where it is. You'll find my rates are very competitive and include my standard F5 camera package, which comes with basic lighting and sound. Additional crew, gear, rentals, media drives and shipping are extra. Multi-day and half-day rates available. Call for an estimate.
My rates are based on a 5 hour (half-day) or 10 hour (full-day) and the clock starts with travel time. Payment terms: Net 30.