September 19, 2018 at 3:32PM
Handheld camera look, do I need a stabilizer / faster Lens speed
I'm planning out a run-n-gun shoot in the next month. I'm planning on using a Sony FS7. I'm looking into a Fujinon XK20-120mm to help me keep any sort of lens changing to a minimum.
The shoot itself will range from shooting on a beach during golden hour, shooting a couple in a dining room, closeups in their room and last shooting some shots of traffic over a highway and a cityscape.
I wanted to have a cinematic and subtle handheld feel to the film, similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kyjHqtcZo0
My question is about stabilization. I plan on having sticks if I need a lockdown but is it recommended to have some sort of stabilization (glidecam, gimbal) if I'm moving the camera around?
My next question is about lens, should I go with a faster lens than that for any low light situations. I'm hoping to have a lighting kit in case it's needed but I was hoping the Fs7's low light capabilities would help here so I could get my shots and move through my shotlist faster.