Back in April I was in Denver Colorado producing a few corporate films for the new KPMG Ignition center and on this particular trip I had rented a Sony FS7 for the final b-roll shoot of folks working in the new office spaces. Like any inquiring mind I spent every waking chance I had to experience as many shooting situations I could so this was one of the kinds of tests I prefer to do from my fifteen plus years of shooting and editing.
On this particular day I had been filming corporate b-roll with a very packed schedule of locations, people, props, art direction and nothing short of compressed chaos. The day had been exhausting physically and creatively so how do I find release? More shooting of course. One of my cinematographer mentor’s always says “a shooter shoots” and I believe I live those words frequently. I took the Sony FS7 out for a stroll during twilight going up and down the 16th street mall in Denver Colorado and I was really glad I did. I got to see parts of the mall I think most visitors miss. My favorite moment that I caught was probably the mimes or the street drummer. They both were very entertaining and I was profoundly impressed with the results I was able to achieve from a moderately sized camera just walking down the street.
Camera: Sony FS7 with a metabones speed booster Ultra EF to Sony E adapter with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
Recording Format: 1080, 23.98 overcranked to 180fps, XAVC-I, 2000 ei, Slog3 straight to XQD card
Edited natively in Premiere Pro CC 2014
Graded in Premiere Pro CC 2015 Lumetri Color Panel (when it was released)
LUTs: Vision Color LUTs for final touches to the color grade
Music licensed from The Music Bed
“Eliot” by Elise Mélinand