Polina’s look was the inspiration for this video. There was something about her when
she came by for a go see and the idea to shoot a ghost story was born.
A mysterious presence, even when she was totally still, I kept wondering …. The shoot was a lot of fun and totally minimalistic equipment wise. Two Panasonic GH2 bodies, one with the 20mm 1.7 and the other with the 14mm 2.5, (both manual focus and a pleasure to use esp through the EVF), Manfrotto 394 quick release and a Glidecam 2000pro. I practiced for a couple of hours and due to the weight of the cameras (or lack of it) it was very easy to balance. It did not take much to re-adjust between the two pancake lenses. The reason I was getting away with only two lenses is the GH2’s fantastic 2.6x tele-converter mode, it enables recording without light loss and image quality penalties. I also used two Interfit light panels, very small and reasonably priced.
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