As many of you know, the final episode of “House, MD” was shot this season using the EOS 5D Mark II. I won’t go into much hyperbole as many have already commented and I don’t have much to add, but the discussion amongst the producers can be found HERE. The discussion is fascinating.
Now, like many others, I was skeptical about video in an SLR. I came from the still photo world, and there’s a part of me that enjoys freezing time in a photo, capturing a specific moment in time, forever.
That said, video capabilities in a DSLR have led me into some opportunities, almost by accident, that have enabled me to expand my horizons and think in a different way than I do for stills. Mostly, I have toyed with video of my kids. My job’s focus right now is the photo end and I don’t have much time lately for personal projects that will require much of my time. The video below is my foray into the world of professional video. I was shooting promo stills for prog-metal pioneers Shadow Gallery, and as I filmed a little bit of the lead singer while I was shooting, I found myself being asked to shoot a music video- their first ever. It was a great experience and one of my proudest professional moments. The band’s bassist/lyricist, Carl-Cadden James, conceived the video, and edited the footage in Final Cut Pro. I offered my eye as a photographer/cinematographer and my technical expertise with the camera and lenses. We’re very proud of our first entry in the video world, and hopefully there will be more ahead.