Want to know what you need to shoot HD Video with a DSLR? “What’s In the Bag” with Chris Weeks gives you the inside scoop

In another installment of “Whats’ In The Bag” photographer Chris Weeks shows us how he’s making the addition and transition to video.
As the photo agencies, like AP, Getty and Corbis, are asking their contract and freelance photographers to start adding video coverage to the mix, a whole new animal has raised it’s head.
And get your credit cards ready to feed it. It’s a hungry beast.
But thankfully there are some folks that have done some great research for you.
Sure, you will have your brand preferences and styles, as we do, but Chris Weeks was kind enough to share with you the contents of his bag-this time with video in mind.
The cornerstone camera he uses is the Canon 5D Mark II, and he did his research on all of the other goods he needed.
Thankfully, living in LA, there is no shortage of amazing film crew personnel, that can help steer you in the right direction.
He learned a lot from these folks.
What we dig about Chris is his total honesty and openess with what he is sharing.
Remember, a carpenter can tell you what tools he uses, but it doesn’t mean by purchasing them, you’ll be able to build a house.

In this segment Chris shows you the different bits and pieces and what they are mainly used for. Being a photog, you’ll relate to the way he approaches the video world.

In the next segment you’ll see the whole rig put together, and as a special bonus, he shares a very cool tool that’ll make your sound recording life a ton better. When he showed us, we immediately incorporated it into the shooting work flow.

So that’ll be in Part 3. C’mon back for that.

And remember to check out his videos so you can see how he used the gear, you are looking at here.

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