Thursday, 20 January 2011

Scary acting with the Canon 550D

This was an unusual post. It is a video i did a month ago for an acting student in Edinburgh. she needed a simple video of her acting as 5-9 different people and all having the slight scary, creapy twist.

K is such a lovely girl but when she acts it is kinda scary. 

The video was shot with the Canon 550D at the video settings of 1080p, 25fps, 1/30th of a second, f4 iso 400 
Shot in her bathroom with only the onboard mic, 
Sound effects are from the room and are just her breathing and slowed down or reversed and slowed down, all done in imovie.
Shot with the Nikon 20mm f2.8 ais lens and lit by a mobile phone

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dom,
    This isn't totally in relation to the video you made but the camera and the lenses. I checked out your video about having a Canon camera, lets say the 550D and being able to put Nikon lenses on it through an adapter.
    I'm looking at this avenue for myself (as I have a few Nikon lenses and this Canon uploads video quicker than Nikon into Final Cut Pro) I noticed you used a Canon with a Nikon lense. I will be mainly using the camera to make films. Firstly, do you think this is a good idea? Secondly, if you do, what adapter would you recommend. Is being able to adjust the aperture very important when filming on a dslr? Is there anything else you might reccomend?
    Many thanks