Wow was my first thought about this Canon EOS 5D Mark II video when I saw it the first time. The second time, it was just about the same thing… and to think, this video (submitted by a planet5D fan) was this couple's FIRST video!
Joseph first contacted us a couple of days ago (via the link above hint hint) and after watching, I just had to get them to send some more information so that we could share this with all of you!
“We just found this killer blog and wanted share our first 5D Mark II piece with your viewers.
We're a wife (Anne) and husband (JVS) duo with tons of experience in the still world and we were just itchin' for the 5D Mark IIâ€™s to start shipping.
When our 5D2's arrived, we immediately began our search for the perfect location. While cruising around Ft. Worth (Texas, ya'll) we noticed that the annual stock and rodeo show also included a midway with some amusement rides.
Ok, we had the location, now we needed the subjects. We reached out to one of our past clients (amazing couple) who supplied us with a couple of contacts. A few hours later, we had a young, hip and super-cool dating couple give us the green light.
To keep the shoot flowing at a steady pace, Anne and I sketched / story-boarded every shot. Three hours later, our first shoot was done.
Anne has been working with Final Cut Express (for our still slideshows) since it first became available and upgraded to Final Cut Studio 2 for this piece. It was her first time working with audio (so the learning curve was huge) and she used Soundtrack Pro to edit all of the audio. The overall edit time was a bit longer than she would have liked, but seeing it was her first “moving piece,â€ a time investment was to be expected.
While our plate is pretty full running a stills studio (jvspictures.com), we also teach lighting workshops for still photographers and we recently launched Cheddar Designs, a solutions for wedding and portrait photographers business.
We're excited to add this new “stills + motion + audio” offering to our studio and cannot wait to shoot our next piece!
Watch “love a fair” or if you want, it can also be viewed at our SmugMug Pro page”
Joseph also included this information about the production:
2 Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera bodies
95% of the short was shot handheld with iDC's U-Boat Commander
Audio was captured with an Audio-Technica AT835b (discontinued), Sennheiser MKE 400 and the internal microphone on the 5D Mark II.
Royalty Free music was purchased from:
Focus assist and framing with IKAN's V8000HDMI monitor
Workstation – dual-core MacPro
(Photo credit: snap from the story)