1) Audio quality in camera
2) How easily/ if it mounts to the ronin m (or similar systems)
3) Review of any of the new blackmagic accessories for it.
First off, great video. (Especially for your first one) The image from the BMPCC looks beautiful.
Here are a few areas where i feel that the video could be improved:
The skateboard follow shot at 1:58 pulled my out of the film a bit. Everything before that shot was very fluid, and the handheld shot interrupted the flow of that segment. Also, for that scene, most of the shots from 2:08 to 2:14 could be removed (especially the ones where he's just walking).
As for the interview setup, I would move them as far away from that wall as possible and have both of them talking to the camera. (I noticed the first guy that spoke didn't speak to the camera, while the second guy with the lighter shirt spoke to the camera).
This has already been mentioned, but the cutting to the side angle is kind of awkward for this type of video. I personally would have put the cameras as close together as possible and have one camera as a 2 shot (with both in the frame) and the other camera tighter focusing on whoever is talking.
- Tim Felbinger -
Like the style. Very clean and simple.
Really like the sound design of the water pouring into the glass at 1:30 and throughout the film.
- Cut to the interview earlier. There seems to be an excessive amounts of walking shots. It gets repetitive around 00:23.
- Also at 00:23. You violate the 180 line which through me off for a second. Shooting from the other side of the greenery would have been helpful.
Other than those 2 minor things its a beautiful film.
Question: How did you rig up the A7s that you were using and how did you split up the roles of everyone involved while shooting?
If you are a student (or have a freind with an .edu email), you can get the benro s4 monopod at http://www.photovideoedu.com/ for $150.
I personally shoot with a 5D mark 3 with magic lantern installed. I use this camera equally for photo and video work.
If I were to invest in a camera purely for video right now, I would go with the original C100 or the A7s. Both have better low light video than the mark 3 as well as many other video centric features.
The original C100 (no dual pixel AF) costs $3000 on BH now that the mark 2 is out.
The A7s costs $2500. + Metabones adapter $400
The 5d mark 3 costs $2500.
For the extra ~$500 you are getting a lot more video features, ergonomics, etc.
If you are doing both stills and video equally I still recommend the 5D mark 3.
If you are planning on using this camera purely for video, go for the C100 or A7s