Canon 5D mark II

Interview with cinematographer Taylor Loughran

Over the past year Canadian cinematographer Taylor Loughran had been working on developing, planning, shooting and editing a 25 minute mountain bike film called “You Like This”.

I discovered the film and was amazed by the quality of the images and the diversity of the shots including aerial shots, dolly/crane shots, etc…a Mountain Bike Film done with passion and hard work. As Taylor says:

Good things come to those who work. So, work hard, know what you want, and don’t let anyone tell you different!

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If you like “You Like This” go ahead and take a look at Taylor Loughran’s interview below.

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Red Epic 5k and HDRx Test

Vincent Laforet presents in this video some camera test footage shots during his first week with the Red Epic M – Serial # 308. The footage was shot in California, from Big Sur to Ft Bragg, back through Mono Lake and Death Valley.

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The RED Epic M has the possibility to film in 5k  (5120×2700) and with the HDRx technology as well.

Red Epic 5k and HDRX

The time lapse shots were shot with the Canon 5D MKII (Tree on top of hill, Mono Lake push, Death Valley slider shots) and the Canon 1D MKIV (BMW astro time lapse.)

Cameraman Vincent Laforet Final Shot

Duclos, Zeiss CP.2 and Schneider Cine Xenar PL lenses as well as Canon EF lenses were used. Kessler sliders and cranes were used for moco and time lapse.

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Life as a News Cameraman

Chris Parkinson
Interviewed by Cameraman.com

The life of a News cameraman can be far from easy. British Cameraman and Editor Christian Parkinson, based in South Africa, gave us this interview about his job working in International News gathering.

On patrol with UK Marines

Cameraman: Hello Chris, please tell us a bit more about yourself and how you got started as a Cameraman.

Chris: Like many Cameraman, my route into the profession was slightly bizarre. I studied History at University and then became a salesman with a local Cable TV Channel. While failing miserably at selling ad space I started to develop an interest in TV Production. Through a quirk of fate I ended up presenting the Sports section of the local News and used that to beef up my CV. I then managed to blag a job at Britain’s Channel 5 News as a Runner (making sure the Presenters had scripts etc). Read more

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