Equipment

The Sony PXW-FS7 Camera

The FS7 is a wonderful combination of imaging technology and physical design making it perfectly suited for a wide range of shooting assignments:

  • Interviews
  • Documentaries
  • Narrative projects
  • Corporate assignments

High Definition, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) and 4K (4096 x 2160) are recorded internally on fast memory cards. All NTSC and PAL formats (progressive and interlaced) are available as well as IntraFrame and Long GOP.

Slow motion at Full HD image quality is available at a frame rate of up to 180 fps.

Log gamma options are available that can create images with up to 14 stops of dynamic range.

If you shoot 4K for ultimate use as 1920 x 1080 HD, you can reframe and zoom in on images up to 50% without losing resolution. If you’re shooting interviews, for example, you will now be able to expand the frame to create close ups and medium shots from a wider 4K image. It offers interesting possibilities.

I work with a variety of Zeiss, Nikon, Rokinon and Sony zoom and fast prime lenses. I also rent additional camera gear when requested or necessary.

The Sony PMW-EX3

The EX-3 is a versatile lightweight camera that provides a beautiful 1920 x 1080 hi-def image. It is particularly suited for shooting in unpredictable situations that require fast response to events unfolding in front of the camera. It offers all the recording formats, shoots slow motion, fast motion and time lapse, and provides thumbnails of every shot for instant playback. It shoots on memory cards that are easily downloaded into a computer or small external hard drive.

Sony Alpha SLT-A77 DSLR Digital Still and Video Camera

Shoots RAW and jpeg stills at speeds of up to 12fps, plus video at 1080/24 and 1080/60.

GoPro HERO 4 Black

You can mount this rugged little action HD camera just about anywhere with a suction mount or a variety of GoPro mounting attachments. Supports 4K30, 2.7K60, and 1080p video and allows viewing camera image and playback via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Lighting package:

Diva Lights, LED's, Chimeras, including Chimera Pancake Lanterns that can facilitate multi-person interviews and close dialogue situations, Arri Fresnels (6), a Source Four, green screen and grey backdrops, all packed into a Dodge Grand Caravan ready to travel.