John Omvik, VP Marketing for Unified Color and I will be shooting a video for YouTube tomorrow morning using the Sony FS 100 camera. The Super 35mm camera uses a full frame sensor and has XLR audio jacks for two independent sources. We will be using a Sennheiser boom mike, Ari light, and the Grand Dell Saloon for the stage. Kim our singer will be singing Patsy Cline's "Crazy" sitting at the bar, and the recording will be done with two booms. We did the camera check this morning setting the black point and color levels, figuring out the lighting, and selecting the lens. The FS100 has interchangeable lens capability and with adapters, fits almost all 35mm camera lenses. I use Nikon, Zeiss, and Canon lenses. In this shoot, we will be using the Canon/Zeiss 24-70/2.8 lens.
The tricky part will be the sound. We are recording on two separate channels, and the FS100 has a nice meter to keep both channels in check. We have done several videos but this will be our first musical video. Editing will be done in Final Cut X although it is a simple one camera short video so editing will not be an issue. The one camera is not a creative choice, but a matter of budget with the client.
I will post the final product when completed. I might complicate things a bit with some D4 video, but will wait and see. Definitely will shoot some stills to illustrate the setup. More later.