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german HD-DSLR workshop

7 Jun

HDSLR-WORKSHOP BY SEBASTIAN WIEGÄRTNER

If you are new to the whole DSLR filmmaking or even if you have just began to think about using one of these nice “lil” tools to make your “idea in motion” become reality AND you are from Germany or german speaking in some kind,  you should check this workshop by Sebastian Wiegärtner. He recently shot BTS & some other stuff side by side with Philip Bloom and Nino Leitner on a LUCAS FILM SET, all was done with DSLR’s

Philip Bloom, Sebastian Wiegärtner, Nino Leitner and producer Rick McCallum.

… He did also more  & all sorts of things with these cams … you should check his blog for more information about his HD-DSLR Workshop & background about him.

Maybe – after that – you’ll join the “German speaking DSLR gang” …

WORKSHOP INFOS

i did it … i bought a Canon 550D (T2i)

25 Feb

UPDATES BELOW

yes it’s true i got caught up in the whole 550D / HD-DSLR thing!

in the end i have to say Nino Leitner’s (i’v met him over twitter) in-depth blog post did it for me … as well as his nice test-shot-clip on vimeo.
of curse there are some more great clip online (on vimeo – some links below)

even though i’m in germany, so i have to wait about 14 days till my new Canon 550D will be delivered… i’m excited as hell yet already, though
basically i bought a rather “basic” set, in the first place just to get started with HD-DSLR stuff:

- Canon 550D

- Canon Kit Lens EF-S 18-55mm

- Canon 50 mm 1.8 II (thx for recommendation to Brian DeFrees and his vimeo clip)

- Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Filter ( ND2 to ND400) 52mm
(thx to Mario Feil for recommendation)
nice review by Markus Haken

- 1x 8 GB  SDHC Class 6

- USB Card-Reader

- 2x 16GB SDHC Class 6

- a DSLR bag

- Manfrotto Monopod
(recommendation by  Mario Feil “… quite useful & fast”)

- extra battery for Canon 550D (LP-E8)

UPDATE:

- Pentax-A 50mm f/2.0 prime lens

- Revue Special 35mm f2.8 M42 prime lens

- Revue 28-200mm f/4,0 M42 zoom lens

see a full gear list

you might have a look on this, it’s about another battery option
way more affordable clone battery’s for 550D and T2i:

Canon T2i / 550D battery showdown – original vs. fake
ninofilm.net/blog

550D/T2i knock-off battery test with surprises
gedankenpolaroid.com


UPDATE II:

T2i / 550D knock-off battery grip review
Part 4: Essential DSLR accessories

Epic DSLR Viewfinder Review
Part 5: Essential DSLR accessories

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ON MY BUY-SOON LIST:

spider brace shoulder support ( great, useful and cheap )
(hint & recommendation by  Tej Babra & his 7D)

Manfrotto Video Tripod with Fluid Head (503)

indiSLIDERmini (indifocus.com) or Glidetrack

more extra batteries for Canon 550D (LP-E8)

Intervalometer

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

Sigma 24-70 mm EX DG 2.8 or Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC
or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

damn! … so many options …

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FOR MORE PIMP YOUR 550D ADVICE / RECOMMENDATIONS
GO TO NINO LEITNER’S “On a budget” BLOG POST

http://ninofilm.net/blog/2010/03/01/pimp-t2i-550d-part1/

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Part 2 :BATTERIES, MEMORY CARDS & BAGS

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Part 3: A MYSTERY resolved: DEPTH OF FIELD and ND filters
http://ninofilm.net/blog/2010/03/29/depth_of_field/

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that’s it for now … i will use a regular sachter  tripod as we use it for XH-A1

so what next … well i have to wait and have a try as soon as this cam is in my hands … hopefully soon, as i have a lot of regular shootings and projects coming up in the next couple of weeks / moths, which all planed to shoot on XH-A1, HVX200 or better … so this 550D will be more a B-Cam and “landscape-cam” … it will come to use in situations/ shots where the 50mm /1.8 lens is needed / useful / nice.

and all my free-time will be used for some kind of fun-shooting as well (of course)

so we will see… how this thing can fit in, back here :) … oh and btw this 550D just used up my iPad/toy budget for this year… but that is ok ;)

some useful links:

UPDATE:

Whats in you Bag (great lens recommendations)
jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=448

FAQ: LENSES
jasminestarblog.com

550D FAQ:
550d.blogspot.com

Canon T2i Compared to Canon 7D: First Thoughts + First Look
canonfilmmakers.com

First thoughts on Rebel T2i/ 550D
+ Unscientific T2i tests shots includes timelapse.
philipbloom.co.uk

Video ISO Comparison:  Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs. Canon EOS 7D
cameratown.com

…thoughts on the T2i
torresstudios.com

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some 550D / T2i vimeo clips (selection):

7D vs. T2i Comparison Video

My HDSLR setup

550D T2i Camera Test

Canon t2i 550d footage

I LOVE this Camera. Canon t2i / 550D

Canon 550D “Firefighters” T2i Test

Short silly movie Train (Shot by T2i)

SNOWDAY

The Bridge – An Encounter

UPDATE 02/28/10:

Pacifica Blue

Canon T2i / 550D Test Footage

T2i Slow-Mo Test

UPDATE 03/01/10:

550D/Rebel t2i clip: Sundance Square at Night (this is a nice one)

February in Pasadena, Canon T2i/550D

Lullwater Park

… and more to come … tomorrow i guess

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