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New Cinema Gear at Opera Chicken – Testing the C100

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We have a brand new camera here and it’s going to help us take things to a new level. Now I’m the first to say that a camera does not make an artists anymore than a chisel makes you Michelangelo. But quality gear does help an experienced crew work that better and produce more.

We picked up the Canon C100 Cinema Camera along with a new Sennheiser wireless system for sound. We had loaned the C100 for a week and did some testing with it making the reel you see above. We simply fell for it. I love good detail and control and compared to the DLSR video we were producing this was at a new level.

The C100 beats digital SLR video not only in the simple things like ergonomics, menu features and bigger things like focus control, but it blows it away in terms of fine image quality. This camera offers us cinema grade footage and in turn we can offer that to our clients for projects. We’re taking it to the next level here at Opera Chicken and we hope you’ll follow along.

Gav

The C100 takes our existing Canon glass which gives us camera versatility

The C100 takes our existing Canon glass which gives us camera versatility

The Making of an Opera Chicken – Story Reel

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Today we take a look at the what brought about the Opera Chicken brand. We did not take the naming as lightly as you might think. Join me as I look at how we got there. In truth we almost didn’t, it was nearly named Iron Huntsman Productions. Also a fun name, but it didn’t have a great back story and you would not have remembered it. We think we made the right choice.

Gavin

A Trailer for Seim Effects Photo Tools – Promo Reel

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This is a project we just finished with footage that spans a lot of miles. You know we love to travel – I like to keep promos a bit fun and visually interesting at the same time, especially the longer ones. This one almost hits the four minute mark, but by changing the scenery and making it light hearted yet direct I think we accomplished the goal we needed for for the Seim Effects brand.

Promo Reel – Wall Portrait Conference

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This promo reel was done for Ken Whitmire, one of my portraits mentors. It’s was one of our early promo projects and showcases his renown Wall Portrait Conference, a workshop that teaches photographers how to produce wall portraits like the ones we make here at Seim Studios. I’ve been to WPC many times and was honored to produce this for Ken, as well as to be in the promo myself. But without further adieu. Here’ is the WPC video… Gav