Waylon and his family join a bunch of us in Brentwood, CA for some Cherry Pickin'. I remember going as kids, but haven't been in decades. This past holiday weekend we decided to BBQ and try our hands at some traditional family cherry picking for the kids. We didn't last very long in the heat, but it was fun and definitely an experience for the kids. Waylon traveled light, shooting with a Canon 7D, Monopod, Canon 24mm F/1.4 Prime, Fader ND and I was suprised he could pull off this great video. Thanks Waylon, great job, feel free to drop him some comments too.
I formerly met Waylon through the Vimeo community from a friend of a friend. Waylon was already shooting video on a consumer camcorder so he had just a bit of editing practice. After introducing him to some of the professional videos online from seasoned DSLR cinematographers I had been following, he decided to take the plunge into DSLR videography. Jumping into the Canon 7D for it's ability to provide quality photos and videos, it wasn't very long before he started producing some awesome videos like the one above.
The silly bride dancing around is my cousin, and she invited to bring some gear along to help capture some of those special moments, but was just hanging back as the backup photographer / videographer. Waylon joined me in this event to practice some of his composition, slider technique, and Steadicam / Glidecam work. I have to say, the guy is good and getting better. These are just short clips of some Behind The Scenes footage Waylon put together for me. You can see me running around with my Radio Poppers and Wifey is holding the flashes. You can check out more of Waylon's projects on his Vimeo, drop him a line and give him some props.
Technical Photography Gear by me:
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 7D
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8, 50mm F/1.4, 100mm Macro IS USM, Tamron 18-270mm (yeah tamron is pretty cool).
(2) Canon 580 EX II Speedlights
Radio Popper PX transmitters + Receivers on Canon ST-E2 transmitter
Technical Videography Gear by Waylon:
Canon EOS 7D
Canon 24mm F/1.4, 24-70mm F/2.8
$99 Camera Slider (I blogged about here) on Monfrotto CF tripod + 701HDV Fluid Head
Fader ND Filters
Steadicam Merlin Vest + Glidecam HD 4000 (Yah, he's invested in the Cheesycam Hybrid setup too!!)