Recently I was brought in to DP the first music video in a series.
The series features comedic rap battles all in Mandarin. I wasn't to direct, I wasn't to produce, just shoot. I was pumped until the director decided he wanted to use the Red Epic.
5k Raw!? Won't we need 100TB and a suped-up computer to handle that? Insecurities creeped in a little at the thought of the unknown.
But I hit YouTube (my goto for learning the unknown) and later that evening we went to visit the camera and get a feel for it.
And the next day I fell in love.
It was a pure pleasure to shoot with the epic, and to get to focus on that alone was a luxury I could get used to.
We shot the first part of the rap battle from 5am in a warehouse near the bund.
For the first video in the series, they had a rap battle between US Pop and Korean pop.
Full on crew who were great, a pleasure to work with.
I also go to shoot a lot with the Epic and Movi combo.
All in all it was an amazing experience, and I came out a better cinematographer.
Eager to push myself more I took over editing duties and fell down the rabbit hole of editing Raw.
Can't wait to get my next Epic.