About a month ago, the internet started to buzz with word that a new GoPro camera was coming out soon. There were high hopes and talks of 4K at 30fps as well as 240fps at 720. While the GoPro Hero 3+ does not offer those, there are still some things to be excited about.
In the past we have teamed up with some talented folks, like Young Replicant, to produce some awesome music videos for indie bands. A couple of months ago, director Michael Lei, contacted us with his music video concept for Crash Kings. The final video has arrived, and we couldn’t be happier to have been a apart of it.
One of the best things about being a younger rental house is that we’ve been able to grow with a lot of our clients. Director Josh Greenbaum was one of Stray Angel’s very fist clients back when the business was still being run out of our CEO’s Hollywood apartment. This week, Josh’s SXSW Award Winning documentary, ‘The Short Game’, gets its initial select city theatrical release.
At Stray Angel Films we rent a lot of GoPro cameras. As it turns out, these little guys pack a punch and deliver an amazing image for the size of the camera. Filmmakers have found all kinds of creative ways to incorporate them in to their projects. There are tons of accessories that make the GoPro an extremely versatile, useful camera. We’ve compiled a list of accessories we like the best and use the most.
SmallHD makes great monitors at an affordable price. We’ve rented out their monitors for a few years now and were stoked when we heard about their new DP7 Pro OLED onboard monitor. It produces a phenomenal image and a ton of features that shooters want.
DSLRs have become the go to choice for low-budget video shooters over the past few years. While these cameras have some major advantages (small size, low price, low light sensitivity etc), they weren’t designed to shoot video. Because of this, it is necessary to add a few accessories to turn these cameras in to lean, mean, movie-shooting machines.
Canon is really hyping up their new 70D DSLR as a “game changer” due to its continuous auto-focus feature. They gave the 70D to BBC Cameraman, Johnnie Behiri, to use in the field and see how useful the autofocus is. Johnnie shot two videos: a home-video style shoot to test the autofocus, and mini-documentary on a street artist to test the image quality.