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My best interpretation of Johan Sandklef's style


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#1 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

I'm sure I'm not alone, but ever since his youtube videos got a lot of buzz on here, I keep his style in the back of my head when I'm shooting. Of course I only have a Flyer LE to work with...Check out 01:56 and tell me what you think:

http://www.epicmotio...-same-day-edit/

The editor did cut me a bit short I must add. And none other than Will Eichler popped his head in later that evening with his modified EFP during the event, shooting for a client with a bit more budget of course.

Edited by Mike Germond, 23 September 2009 - 08:16 PM.

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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:52 PM

It's great to see Jared from the Subway commercials finally settling down.
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#3 RobVanGelder

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:44 PM

Mike, a good looking and nicely focused/operated wedding video.
Of course there are some things to improve, things that bug me every time too, like horizon, headroom, left and right sway.....
But these video's are made on the spot, no rehearsals, the moment it happens so hardly any possibility to do it again, I totally understand.

Keep flying and improving!
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:01 PM

I really like the dolly and lens adapter material. Those adapters are really changing things for the better, when used properly. Sets you apart from the regular 3 chippers doing the wedding scene.

Jared!

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#5 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:23 PM

Some good stuff in there.

What camera are you flying? Do you fly it "bare" or what accessories? What adapter/lenses do you use on your non-Steadicam shots?

I'm sure I'm not alone, but ever since his youtube videos got a lot of buzz on here, I keep his style in the back of my head when I'm shooting. Of course I only have a Flyer LE to work with...Check out 01:56 and tell me what you think:

http://www.epicmotio...-same-day-edit/

The editor did cut me a bit short I must add. And none other than Will Eichler popped his head in later that evening with his modified EFP during the event, shooting for a client with a bit more budget of course.


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#6 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

@ Afton - I thought he looked familiar!

@ Rob - I agree with your comments 100%...that's why I added the caveat that I was using a Flyer LE. Long lens stuff like that should be reserved for a bigger rig with more inertia. I had my antlers with me, and it was windy down there on the Detroit River, but the Producer thought they looked ridiculous and wouldn't let me strap them on at the beginning of the day. I made them expandable to 40" too!

@ Kevin - The wedding video industry is becoming increasingly competitive. You wouldn't believe it but most of the non-Steadi material came from the 5D MKII. The "dolly" is called a GlideTrack and is the junkiest piece of gear I've ever seen. It requires 10 takes to get a usable shot. If it's not on the GlideTrack, it's on a mono pod or a rifle mount shoulder brace.

@ Mark - Canon XH-A1 with a zoom-thru wide angle adapter and a Firestore. I use a 13lb steel weight plate between the stage and camera to max the arm out. They shoot everything in HDV @ 24P. Only the Steadicam shots in that cut were mine, with a scattering of Glidecam shots because I can't slide into a parking spot and hop out the door with my rig on and recording.

I appreciate everyone's comments, especially the ones suggesting improvements. If you could see the rigs that I've fit on this Flyer LE, it would blow your mind. My favorite is the real long Mini35 rail mounted deals, for the feel of course.
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