24 Feb Texas Crew Goes on a “Combine Journey” with PAC-12 Network
I recently made the trip out to Katy, TX for the PAC-12 Network. We met up with University of California tight-end, Stephen Anderson. Anderson is training for the 2016 NFL scouting combine starting on February 23rd. Armed with a Canon C300 and some L-series glass it was time to get to work.
We spent the day shooting Anderson working out and running drills with other potential NFL players. I started shooting with my 70-200mm. As the day progressed, I kept getting closer and closer to the action.
I switched to the 24-70mm and got more in to his “personal space.” Anderson quickly got comfortable with the camera. I soon switched to the 16-35mm. Each lens gave a different perspective and a different feeling. Throughout the day I switched between shooting real-time and slo-mo.
After training, we set up for interviews with Anderson and his trainers. I used two Lite Panels to light my subjects. No fixtures were needed for the background since we used “house lights.” I shot the interview with the C300 and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8.
The producer brought his own camera, which was a Panasonic GH4. He had an EF-mount metabones adapter so I gave him a Canon 16-35mm f2.8. We used the GH4 as a low angle wide shot mounted to my MYT Slider. The interviewees talked directly to camera.
The last thing we did after the interviews was shoot some empty b-roll of the gym and signage. We transferred media over to the producer’s hard drive and then wrapped for the day. It was a lot of fun shooting slo-mo footage. I can’t wait to see how this piece turns out.