Here’s a quick gear check with up and coming filmer/editor Dave Parrick. Chances are pretty good that some of this stuff was used during the filming of the new Empire video, which should be out around Thanksgiving.
Thanks to Tom for setting this up.
My setup is pretty damn basic.
Camera bag of tricks:
2 Panasonic HVX200
2 16GB P2 memory cards
Century Optics 0.55X pro series HD fisheye (not the death lens)
lots of panasonic batteries
Canon 7D DSLR
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens
Canon EF 85 f/1.8 lens
Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ultrasonic lens (came with the camera), not crazy about it
extra Canon LP-E6 batteries
Manfrotto 3021 tripod with 501 head. It’s been through hell
Glidecam 4000 Pro camera stabilizing system. Used with both the HVX200 and 7D
Ghetto Homemade track dolly from off of Ebay with several 8′ pieces of 1″ PVC track from Home Depot
Coleman Powermate 1850 generator and whole lotta cheap 500-750 watt work lights from Home Depot
Apple Macbook Pro 13″ 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 5GB RAM
Dell 2007 WFP Ultrasharp 20″ display
Several external hard drives, about 8.5 TB worth (I prefer Western Digital or Seagate)