Ok this is one of the more unique dslr filmmaking techniques I have seen. Most of the commercial we were doing was shot on the Red One. But as anyone who has ever seen one knows they are monsters. So the director and dp attached a Canon 7D
to this dancer's helmet (that is the camera wrapped in bubble wrap) to get a wild pov. When the commercial airs I'll post a version of it here.
Back in September I compared the Sony PCM D50 and the Zoom H4n
field recorders (here). At the time I’d had the Zoom about a week, was impressed with the features and audio quality but couldn’t speak to its reliability in the field.
Well after a hard trip to Uganda/Sudan I have to say its performance in the field is stellar. I’m listening to the audio now. The quality is very good and most importantly the recorder survived the abuse.
The recorder is just the right size. It fits in the outside pocket of a Domke F2 bag. It is always handy.
Poverty, a poem by Fred Taban, recorded last week in South Sudan.
Fred is a theology professor at the Episcopal Church Sudan Seminary in Kajo Keji County, Sudan. He has been a refugee for most of his life. When Fred speaks of poverty he know the subject well. I will share more of his extraordinary story here next month.