October 2013 - I’m really happy to have shot this TVC for Adelaide Animation & Visual Effects Studio, Resin. It was the first time I used Canon’s EOS 1D-C (4K) DSLR Camera. The thing I loved the most was the entire Production Team were on the same page which made pulling this together an easy task. The only downer was; I sneezed by bloody head off all day standing in a field of Lucerne.
Production Company - Resin
Director - Grant Lovering
Producer - Lincoln Wogan
DoP - Pete Hall
Focus Puller/Camera Assistant - Mark Cowley
Production Assistant - Murray Alford
Camera & Lenses - Canon 1D-C DSLR (4K) & Canon EF Lenses
Recently Nikon announced the D600, Canon announced the Canon 6D & Sony announced three new cameras to their line-up, the NEX VG900, Alpha A77 & the Sony RX1, but the announcements don’t stop there! Panasonic made a big splash at Photokina in Cologne, Germany when they announced the new Panasonic Lumix GH3. The Panasonic GH3 is the big brother to the popular Lumix GH2, which was featured & surprised many in the Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012. Bruce Logan ASC & Philip Bloom got their hands on Panasonic GH3 early & made a film, Genesis, for Panasonic’s released. It was directed by Bruce Logan ASC & the DP’s were Bruce Logan ASC & Philip Bloom.
Check it out below.
With additional features & more advanced specs, the Panasonic GH3 is proving to be pretty impressive. Some exciting new features are; shooting 1080p at 60fps, allowing full 1080p slow motion, & recording a higher bit-rate (up to 70/mbs) as a .mov file. This makes viewing & editing a breeze. The Panasonic GH3 has a newer, bigger, & more rounded body than the Panasonic GH2 with a flip out screen, which is nice for shooting low mode. It also has touch-screen focus. No fear, it does include an HDMI out for a Zacuto EVF Electronic Viewfinder. Zacuto got an early prototype model so to help jumpstart designing GH3 accessories & rigs. Watch Steve Weiss & Jens Bogehegn, Zacuto product designers, discuss the Panasonic GH3 rigs & accessories!
Let’s check out a few accessories
The Cold Shoe Handle is the perfect way to add a top handle to your run & gun Panasonic GH3 kit or your camera. It secures to the camera’s hot shoe with a cold shoe mount. The Cold Shoe Handle mounts to the hot shoe based via Zacuto’s quick release Z-Rail system, allowing you to leave the base on the camera & remove the handle with the flip of a lever. The camera is so light that mounting a handle to the cold shoe is not a problem. Plus, you can add all kinds of accessories to the end of the Zacuto handle using Zacuto’s T-mount & Tri-mount as well as other Zacuto rail products.
The Panasonic GH3 Z-Finder: The Gold Standard DSLR accessory! The Z-Finder not only helps with viewing & focusing but it also helps with stability. If you already own a Z-Finder Pro or Jr, you can buy the GH3 Metal Mounting Frame Kit, which includes a Gorilla Plate V2 & a GH3 Z-Finder Frame to retrofit your existing Z-Finder to accommodate the Panasonic GH3.
Want all the professional features a focus assist monitor would give you? Check out the Zacuto Electronic Viewfinder. The EVF has a 3.2” screen & has many features including focus assist, zebras, false colour, frame line generators & much more. It connects to your Panasonic GH3 via HDMI.
Zacuto’s DSLR Target Shooter is their lightest kit. It has three points of contact by having one hand on the camera, the other hand on the lens & the gunstock in your shoulder. The entire kit is infinitely adjustable. Zacuto recommend using this with a Z-Finder which also adds a fourth point of contact. This combination is the perfect rig for the Panasonic GH3, light & compact! Run’n’gun. Philip Bloom’s favourite rig.
Note: The picture above shows the current Gorilla Plate. The actual product will ship with a Gorilla Plate V2 & will be available in Early May 2013.
The Fee-N-G is the ultimate ENG style rig compatible with all DSLR cameras. It is a compact, in-line rig ideal for run-&-gun and all types of handheld shooting. With the Fee N G, an EVF, electronic viewfinder, is required for viewing.
Of course, like always, these are Zacuto’s recommendations for Panasonic GH3 rigs. I recommend you build a rig that works for your style shooting!
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