We wanted to play around with the C300 and see just how well it handled a time-lapse (or "interval shooting" as it's listed in the C300). With Halloween coming upon us, and it being our favorite holiday, we got an early start on the set-up, and put the C300 to the test.
CHECK OUT OUR HALLOWEEN SET-UP TIME-LAPSE
MLB Network is airing the two, half-hour documentaries (one for softball, one for baseball), on the RBI World Series from Arlington, TX earlier this month. As we mentioned before, our C300 was along for the ride with the MLB Network crew as they followed the two week tournament, specifically the baseball portion.
Justin Daniels, who works for MLB Network and is our Executive Producer, assisted on the filming of this documentary as he worked the C300 in his duties covering the tournament. The MLB Network crews followed the boys teams from the airport and opening banquet, to workout day in front of scouts and several days of game action with the tournament finishing up at Globe Life Park on Saturday. Some of Justin's work can be seen in the focused personal stories, as he filmed specialty shots of the players, and in some of the game action.
Credit for much of the show goes to the other shooters, including Alex Agnant, John Oricchio, and David Matz. Special thanks goes to Alex Agnant from ImagineMotion Productions, who also uses the Canon C300, and was instrumental in providing useful tips for the camera.
Be sure to catch the programs as they air August 30 at 11am and 11:30am ET on MLB Network!
BUILDING DREAMS, THE RBI WORLD SERIES DOCUMENTARY AIRS ON THE MLB NETWORK!
We are signed on as a freelance shooter for Alert the Media, an video production team that shoots game video for schools, coaches, and athletes. We will be shooting youth football, and eventually youth soccer, all in the Jersey shore area.
We are excited with the new endeavor, and are appreciative of Tom Whalen, the owner of Alert the Media, for giving us the chance to show off our skill, and be part of his growing company.
CLAYMONSTER PRODUCTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH ALERT THE MEDIA TO SHOOT YOUTH SPORTS IN NEW JERSEY
The baseball portion of the RBI World Series kicks off today as the Junior and Senior teams make their way to Arlington, TX for the week-long tournament put on by MLB. The new C300 will be one of 3 cameras in use this week, capturing elements for MLB Community Affairs and RBI with the goal to create an end of the week banquet video, as well as be a part of the MLB Network show on the RBI World Series.
Justin Daniels, who works for MLB Network and is our Executive Producer, will be using the C300 in his duties covering the tournament as the MLB Network crews follow the boys teams from the airport and opening banquet, to workout day in front of scouts and several days of game action with the tournament finishing up at Globe Life Park on Saturday.
More info to come on the documentary that will eventually air on the MLB Network!
OUR C300 IS GETTING PUT TO WORK AT THE RBI WORLD SERIES IN ARLINGTON, TX
Just days after purchase, we got the chance to show off the camera and learn some of it's capabilities as we shot 3rd camera during MLB's corporate coverage of their attempt at the World's Largest Game of Catch, as recorded by the Guiness Book of Records.
Getting up to the roof of the P&G Urban Youth Academy in Cincinnati proved to be a task, but with the help of our PA, Reynolds Comstock, we got up and shot the high angle of the event. From our vantage point we could see all three fields of 8-18 year old youth as more than a thousand participants joined the effort to break the record, almost doubling the previous record. For more of the feat, you can check out the article from Guinness, and you can also see some of our footage.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! THE FIRST SHOOT WITH THE NEW C300
We are proud new owners of the Canon EOS C300 EF mount with dual pixel CMOS AF, as well as two new lens, a mounted boom mic for the camera, and the obvious card stock and battery necessities.
This is, obviously, the first major purchase, and the true beginning for us. Having worked with several cameraman who used the Canon C300, we are looking forward to all we can do with it. In addition to the camera, we got the Canon 28-135mm lens. Shooting youth sports, it's a good range, and should work will with the run and gun style that is often experienced in documentary style shooting. The other lens we are bringing home is the Bower 24mm, 1.4 fs cinema lens. This lens will work better with the film look, and provide a lens with which we can shoot any potential movies. We also grabbed the other basics, such as card stock (shoots on CF cards), batteries, and a mounted boom mic for the camera.
There is still so much more on our wish list, and hopefully we will start adding to it, bit by bit. Next up is getting a nice tripod.
NEW EQUIPMENT! NOW OWNERS OF A CANON C300
We just launched our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Along with keeping updated on our latest projects, you'll be able to see some behind-the-scenes photos, and get connected to some of the great people we are working with. In the future, this might also become a place where we reach out for assistance in our exciting projects, like having a role in an upcoming film. Once we have some merchandise, this may also be a place where you can get your hands on some free swag.
So, what are you waiting for? Follow us now!
WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM