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Another Confederate Monument

Another Confederate Monument

Willie Hudspeth described himself to us as the Fred G. Sanford of Denton, TX.  Aside from owning a hauling/reclaiming business, Willie has spent the last 20 or so years protesting a confederate war monument on Denton's town square.

We traveled to Denton for four days to document the announcement of a committee (on which Willie sat) on what to do about the Confederate monument.  The monument was erected in (if memory serves) the 1920s and not directly after the Civil War.

I shot the bulk of this doc on the C300.  In the past, I've been incredbily intimidated by the MoVi (or any gimbal) and in preparation for this shoot, I spent a lot of time training myself in the proper setup and use of the M5.  I opted for a Sony A7S with a Metabones Speedbooster adapter and prime lenses.  My goal was to achieve some shots that wouldn't have been possible on a dolly or by other means.

It was moderate successful - I managed to do a 50 yard long tracking shot on the 50mm lens approaching the front door of the Courthouse.  The A7S leaves a lot to be desired in the way of camera and focus control - especially after the MoVi is balanced.  On the whole, the experiment was a success and a huge learning lesson for me.  After this shoot, I figured out how to mount the C100mk2 on the M5 and utilize its dual-pixel autofocus to keep a wider aperture while on longer lenses.

We shot a lot of scenes for this movie that had to be cut down drastically for time.

C300mk1, C100mk2, Sony A7S, Canon L Series Zoom Lenses, Rokinon Cine Primes.

Hacking Tractors

Hacking Tractors