I had planned on doing a specific story led short on Thursday, but I came down with the Winter vomiting virus called the Norovirus on Tuesday. The main symptom being you can do your best Linda Blair Exorcist impersonation and projectile vomit for England. Fortunately it doesn’t last for more than a couple of days and then it vanishes. Unfortunately it meant my shoot was down the pan.
So on Friday (still feeling pretty bloody ill but couldn’t face lying in bed another minute) I went down to Waterloo station did some of the filming that I had planned on doing the previous day then finished off by just knocking off just shots whilst walking along the South Bank from the London Eye to the Tate Modern.
The weather had cleared up thankfully so I was able to get some quite nice shots.
The lenses I used were my Sigma f1.8 20mm, 35mm Arrax f2.8 tilt shit, 50mm Zeiss T2 macro, 85mm Hartblei tilt shift and my 105mm Nikon f2 DC.
The new letus rods work super well and work especially well with the protec press shooter which I have mentioned in my previous blog. Giving me a lovely solid base for my tripod.
Most of it was shot at 720p 25 60fps, the rest 1080p25 and set to interval record. As always no external monitor was used for focsuing..the EX1 LCD really is VERY good. Making me incredibly mobile. One Camera, light bag with a few lenses, spare battery and cards and one light tripod! For once I was also not stopped by security asking if I had permission to film as everywhere I filmed normally it is a complete nightmare to do anything!
Music is Pyramid Song by Radiohead on the album Amnesiac available here.
Thanks again for Maxim at Aerialsfilm.com for his continuing generosity in hosting these large files for me.