We just have returned from a journey to the south west of New South Wales covering the annual Variety Bash. With 80 entrants our job was to cover all the cars, the people and the schools we travelled to along the way. Here a few snaps of us and our gear. A clip of the week to follow shortly.
Team Morelife Media. Scott in the middle, Elliot on the right and myself on the left. Our gear consisted of 2x A7s cameras, a couple of tripods, a Kessler pocket dolly, 2x Rode Shotgun Mics, a rode boom mic and pole, Sennheisser wireless mic system, Monopod, DJI Phantom 2 w/ H3-3D gimbal, DJI Ronin, 2x GoPro Hero 3+ Blacks
The Sony A7s. An amazing HD camera. Small in size but big in features and quality. Coupled here with a sony E- Mount 18-200mm crop lens looking a little muddy. Not the fastest zoom but it does have a good focal range, is sturdy and focuses nicely. The Rode shotgun mic on top helps with the average sound the A7s generally records. The tripod is a Manfrotto with a 501HD. The tripod itself features a ball mount which is essential on run and gun shoots like the Variety Bash.
We came across this old beater in the outback and I couldn't resist using it to film the cars cruise by. I also had to get a shot with it. I think it really highlights how open and flat our country can be.
Snapped this on day 2 of the bash. This Ford F100 was converted into a cement truck. The back actually has a couple of beds for the driver and navigator to get some Z's on the road. The sunset was pretty epic also.
Here we are on day one in our fluros. It was a great start to the week and the afternoon sunset was incredible. Elliot was shooting tripod with a zoom lens and I was flying the phantom drone.