“Brochure” – A short about ‘land drawing’ filmed with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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A friend of planet5D, Peter Hinson, submitted his new short entitled “Brochure” – it is about a guy who makes huge drawings on the earth. In this case, it is 9 miles!

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Peter said this when he contacted planet5D: “It's clips from a much longer piece documenting Jim Denevan's 9-mile in circumference drawing in Nevada. Jim Denevan is a ‘land artist', he draws shapes on beaches, iceburgs, deserts, around the world. Totally unrecognizable from land. Crazy from the air.

I used a Kenlabs K-6 Gyro stabilizer in the plane shots. Between the dust, ground wind, and trying to lock a decent exposure (pre-firmware), I'm amazed it came out as well as it did.

We experienced extremely high winds during the lift shots. I did my best to stabilize in post, but I'm still learning.
The constant direct sunlight and heat created for some nasty sensor noise. Shooting at 100ISO felt almost like 800.
Ignorant me, I didn't exposure lock on all of the scenes. I rarely did the aperture twist trick, for fear of dust.

Keep up the good work!

Thanks Peter! Now here's the short:

Brochure from Peter Hinson on Vimeo.

Clips of Jim Denevan's 2009 land drawing in Nevada.
Shot over two days from lift and plane.

Yes, that is Elvis' tour bus.

This was my first attempt to use the Canon 5D MK II, for video, in a professional setting… mixed results.

You can find more of Jim's work:

And my still photography:

(Photo credit: snap from the video)


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