This past weekend (26th-27th July) I shot a new short in Manchester (see previous post) and it went very well indeed. The project stars Yoann Moess and it was a pleasure to work with him!
Initially I'd planned on shooting the whole film with the Black Magic Cinema Camera but, as I was on a very tight schedule and wanted to shoot certain scenes quite wide (17-28mm), I primarily used the Canon 5D Mk II. Techies will no doubt say that I've committed a cardinal sin in doing this (mixing footage and shooting scenes with different cameras)...but, frankly, I'm not interested in "rules"; I'm attempting to tell a story.
For those not in the know, the Black Magic camera has a smaller sensor than the 5D, which has a full-frame sensor (there's an article on full-frame vs. crop HERE). So, whilst there's no doubt that the Black Magic produces a beautiful image (by all accounts, better than the 5D), I couldn't get the wider shots that I wanted in the tight/cramped spaces in which I was shooting. However, had I not been on such a tight schedule, I would have really enjoyed finding a creative solution to this (finding alternate angles, playing with the space, changing the actors movements, etc).
Anyway, it's "in the can" now...and what's most important, of course, is that I'm very pleased with what I have. Here are a few stills: