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Monday, October 04, 2010

Music Video Shoot This Weekend

I shot a music video this past weekend.

It was a long 15hr day with nite exteriors shot in the cold. How cold ? well the light stands had frost on them when we packed it up. 
I worked just about every lens in my collection on this, including one I haven't talked about, a Vivitar 400 5.6. What a great piece of big heavy glass. Its an amazing lens when you factor in the 1.6 APS-C crop factor yielding 600mm, still at 5.6. You can spend something like $6k for the L version, or have this fine thing for less then the sales tax or shipping on that other one. Guess which one gets my vote ! I also pulled out my GoPro HD for some shots.
 
The real lens that gave me some really great shots was the Tamron 70-200 2.8. This is just an amazing lens because if focuses to what most folks would consider macro range. Well enough for now... back to editing.
 
vivtar 400mm 5.6
Vivitar ( Tokina made ) 400mm 5.6, DoF is next to nothing even at 400-500ft and F11. If you think you are good with focus, wait until you try this lens.
 
shot from end of december music video shoot
 
This shot came from my Tamron 17-50 2.8. 
 
I got my first rough cut done tonight, and so far it looks amazing. Hopefully by the end of the week I"ll have it done and out.