Story trumps equipment. The quality of shots in this music video by Carlo Habet, a shooter in Belize, belies his simple equipment list. His first music video is really a nice piece of work.
Shot with his new Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the camera really pulled details out of a dark warehouse location. In telling the story, Carlo hits a deep, dark mood that mirrors the threatening lyrics of a song about a woman scorned who's armed with an axe and a gas can. “Crazy” is a musical morality tale for philandering guys who don't know how to run a background check on prospective girlfriends!
Tanya Carter – Crazy (Official Video) by Carlo Habet
Comment by Carlo Habet:
I'm a big fan of the site and check it regularly. I noticed a while back you posted a music video produced with RAW on the 5D3 so I had in mind that when I shot my next video, I would submit it and see if I could get it highlighted. I'm from Belize (Central America) and previously shot a few videos on my T3i, bought largely from advice found here and other sites like EOSHD and Philip Bloom. I must say that DSLR video has basically changed my life. Anyhow, I recently upgraded to the 5D3 after some back and forth (found a great deal on eBay – again thanks to the advice of sites like yours) and this is the first music video I've shot on it. I think without the amazing low light capabilities of this camera I would NOT have been able to get this video done. Much has been made about the video quality being the same as the previous generation but I have to disagree, especially after comparing to my T3i. It's not RAW, but I think it came out pretty well.
And here are the older videos I shot with the T3i just for reference. My kit is pretty basic but rounded out and I believe content is king and I hope it shows. I hope you find it good enough to feature. Thanks and keep up the good work here inspiring guys like me who may never have took the plunge if it wasn't for your encouragement and coverage!
Message from Carlo Habet:
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and thanks for the constructive criticism. I know a couple of the lip syncing parts just didn’t seem to line up unfortunately but figured they were good to look at nonetheless. Overall though, thanks! I’m glad you liked it and enough to post it! I know there are a few things I still wish I could have done, I think I’m good with the final outcome. Definitely learned some new things shooting and was happy for the overall experience, somehow the stress fades away lol. Keep up the good work on Planet5D. I realise these sites take an amazing amount of time and dedication and I think I speak for most readers when I say that we truly appreciate it. All the best and let me know if you need anything else from my end. Have a good night.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)