Sharing, passing on, breaking through the fourth wall. These must be some of the greatest things the internet has provided for us image makers. The magic of the movies, the cinematic look that only hollywood cinematographers know how to get. The impression that only the elite can produce stunning footage and photographs. Well if the internet has taught us anything then its that you and I can also achieve a higher standard of work without having to go to film or photography school or having daddy get you a gig because he owns his own production company. Chase Jarvis, Philip Bloom and the Strobist websites are just a few names who make life a lot easier for us photo/videographers by opening the doors and letting us into their world. I have watched countless behind the scenes videos which, if only in a small way have helped me through some jobs. Even if its just watching how they act around clients and interact with subjects they assure you that you’re doing it the right way.
Now I may not be in the same league as the names mentioned above, however as I have taken so much from other peoples videos I feel its only fair to give back. During a recent music video shoot we passed around a Canon 5D MarkII to capture and hopefully give an insight into how we made the video.
The end result… “Strange Fruit” music video