“Fade” Day 1
Today was the start of Fade, a three part sci-fi drama. The shoot today was all on location at Cammo Estate in Edinburgh so i was prepared for a day of rolling in the mud. The best thing about today (although i certainly didnt think it at the start of the shoot) was my chance of using the Sony PMW-350. The camera itself is an impressive piece of kit but i was suprised to see a Canon lens being used, the lens itself is quite impressive however it is not the largest. For the purpose of this project though a large lens is not everything. Intially i found using the viewfinder tricky with it being difficult to gauge sharpness and colour however taking the mirror out of the equation helped. With everything working well i was impressed with the camera i found the controls a bit tricky at times but the quality is fantastic. I used my Canon 550D for the close ups and focus pull just because with the Sigma 75-300mm lens i have for it really is simple and effective. The focus today was on some of the more arty shots which gave me a good chance to shine as a camera person, hopefully i took that chance. So one day down 8 more to go, fingers crossed for the rest of the shoot.