02 Feb Dynamic Handheld Broll
Internal body stabilization is a wonderful invention. Sensors inside the camera body allow the sensor to “float” so that any lens is capable of being stabilized. We are lucky that out GH5 has one of these systems. With that key in our pocket it gives us an invitation to the “dynamic handheld b-roll” party. That’s where shooters hold the camera in their hand and move the camera with surgical precision and then speed up some of the movements to create…you guessed it. Dynamic b-roll.
We bought some DJ uplights to add accent colours to our shots and wanted to test them out so Colin shoot 3 different examples of this style of shooting. He categorized his lenses into three videos: zoom lenses, prime lenses and manual focus lenses. Then he took shots of each lens around his house with the uplight in tow to create these three videos. Colin set up shots in the laundry room, where our dog eats, on our dining room table, in the sunroom and stashed inside pallet wood boxes. Set up took a long time each time so these videos were shot over 3 separate sessions. Each lens was filmed in about 5-7 set ups and then the shots that cut best together made it to the silver screen.
These are just fun videos that show clients what kind of glass we’re packing (which is a moving target because our current lens set up has changed since these videos). Viva la stabilization. Enjoy.