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Videographers what camera and other equipment do you use and what kind of projects do you shoot.

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Started by rick dumont. Last reply by mark van noord Feb 3, 2014.

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Comment by CD Video Dan Copeland on October 17, 2008 at 7:33am
I have been shooting mostly with my Sony Z1U HDV camera and I also use a DVCpro 810, a Hitachi Z1c Betacam and and a Panasonic 315 dv camera. I have been putting together some dance videos for the Dancing with our Community Stars for the Kiwanis Club's DInner show next Tuesday. I just finished shooting a dance competition in Oakville and the King of Kitchener Elvis Competition. I have a jib crane that was used to film an infomercial for a hardwood floor product and will be shooting a video for a country group in a church this weekend using 2 camera live to tape .

Comment by Robert Morpheal on October 29, 2008 at 12:52am
I use anything suitable to the situation. I still find uses for analog in special situations (JVC X2). JVC and Sony Mini DV, DY500, D9 digital. Equipment often does not matter a fraction compared to what you do with it. I shot a performance documentary of an Istvan Kantor performance on a little palmcorder and when he took the edited product to an arts festival it was well received. Recently shot 4 hours of a Nuit Blanche event in Toronto on a D9, but that is a big camera (25 lbs), all hand held, but I like the weight for stability in that instance. It's easier even if more painful. Pain is nothing if the footage is good. I tend to shoot arts oriented material, but open to anything. Shot 18 hours of footage this summer that was all surreal, highly styled, performance, but it remains under wraps until its release. Some interest in music video, but it has to be very creative and original. I like the work of Floria Sigismundi, and Dean Karr has done a few interesting things. Have a local musician friend whom I have shot casual footage for who has some experience in that area. Unfortunately don't know who to partner with who knows the business end of it, to free up the creativity somewhat. Paraphrasing Man Ray about art. Video with no limits. Then again, I want to make short and feature length films. My desire is to make films of lasting artistic, cinematic, worth, but I am still a one man band and need more of an orchestra. At least a rag tag handful of wannabe talents. Meanwhile it is true I'll do anything legal for a fee. The more creative and challenging it is the more I would enjoy doing it. Fascinated by low light and coming from still photography I am very lighting conscious. It's all about composition, light and shadow.
Comment by Treschic Film Studios (Owner ,Francesco) on November 6, 2008 at 3:08pm

we are trying to shoot on saturday at this major function ...just for footage ...we are looking for a small camera crew....let me know if you can help..

We start shooting this saturday in toronto the distillery 55 mill street...

plss let me know me directly at 905 538 1348...or cell 905 .902 5478

thanks again

Comment by Bruce Edmunds on November 13, 2008 at 5:42pm
We use Sony HUR-V1U video cameras. Most of our work is short clips for our client's websites. We also do training videos, as well videos used at trade shows by our clients. Most our clients are hotels, spas, wineries and golf courses.
Comment by Johnathan Garfield on January 29, 2009 at 2:18pm
Good day. I am looking to buy an HD camera and want some feedback on anyone who who uses a 35mm film adapter and the results? Thank you
Comment by Stepan Sivko on February 14, 2009 at 11:14am
Hey JR,unless you need it right away,hold on to the thought for couple month. In the meantime check out , I have used different adaptors,micro,PStechnik mini and pro,tube, and frankly they are not the greatest way to go for many reasons. I personaly prefer to get digicine primes or zooms for F900 or HDX900. Canon H1 with canon SLR lenses does nice pictures too,but HDV is a format to stay away from specialy for postproduction purposes.
But I must agree with Robert ,at the end is our eye that matters not the gear we use.
Comment by Jeanette Bishop on March 30, 2009 at 11:42am
I have purchased a Broadcast Camera and have all the accoutraments for it. I wanted to do a doc on the dating scene for older men and women and how our stigmatized thinking affects how they date and what they do to get a date. BUT I have no idea how to work the camera! Smart eh!
I would love to learn and grow some more, life is just one big experience and it can be fun! UNLESS you don't know how to work a camera.....??
Comment by Johnathan Garfield on April 8, 2009 at 10:05pm
Good day all...I am looking for someone with a HD camera that shoots 24P if possible...I'm producing a new short and although I could use my handy dandy standby as usual, wouldn't mind a little more resolution on this next short. I am offering a no pay situation, this would be a way for you to meet me and work on a project together.. There will be no dialog as usual in my film, so no mic needed. If anyone is interested, let me know ...

Johnathan Garfield
Comment by Robert Morpheal on April 9, 2009 at 10:36pm
I agree with Stepan. HDV is high compression. As high as 33:1. I have found an adequate adapter for Nikon primes to 1/2 inch mount, but unfortunately cannot afford red. And a nice full size, wide angle, matte box from India, at much less than the better known names. My filters are very assorted in size and make, due to scrounging, so I end up with multiple adapters, but a similar filter kit all in one size would be unattainable by a media artist working on the outer fringe of "the industry". But then again, it depends what inspires, and for me it is the avant garde and subsequent evolutions of artistic film making. Nevertheless, sometimes envious of those who get paid quite well for shooting "straight" industrial / commercial footage. Money is not an evil.
Comment by Johnathan Garfield on April 14, 2009 at 10:31pm
Good day. If possible, can everyone who has a video camera, let me know which on they have. I am entering the Toronto Film Festival and would like to know if anyone with a camera that can shoot either "60i, 59.94i, 24P, 23.98P, 50i, 25P" is interested in jumping on board. Thanx all.


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