Motorcycle documentary video shoot

Wow, just back from an intense week of motorcycle video shooting in Ontario. I'm creating a short documentary with Dallas Shannon of Traction E-Rag about couple of motorcycle riders we know.
It was go-go-go all week! Up at dawn and out in the woods to shoot.

We got fantastic interviews, plenty of surprises and great stories from both of the riders.
I still can't give away the plot, but I've got a few screen-grabs to show.

I used the Nikon D7000 as the main camera - despite the camera being horribly awkward to shoot video with - the image quality and lens choice was so good I was willing to put up with the difficulties.

The Panasonic DVX100A is a fantastic old camera, but the standard-definition images just couldn't hang with the hi-def Images from the Nikon. So it was pressed into service as an audio recorder with a Seinheisser MD421 studio mic plugged in to the XLR inputs. Nice to be able to let the tapes roll with an assistant (thanks KG!) doing the sound while I concentrated on capturing great images with the Nikon.

Lots of folks generously loaned gear for us to shoot with. It was a real patchwork gear setup with all the "wrong" kit for the job - but I'm thrilled about all the great stories and images we came back with. I think we've really made something out of nothing

(most of the kit - minus GoPro and D7000 - Click to enlarge) 

 Me and the mobile studio:

Screen captures from the raw footage:



The bulk of the work starts now, as we look for the real story, and chip ten hours of footage down to ten minutes or less...