At the request of a magazine client who I shoot stills for, I am getting into shooting video for their website. This is another way to diversify my income in these difficult times. Video is something I had always wanted to get into so this is a good inducement. I have directed videos before, working with the skills and equipment of a professional crew before, but done no shooting on my own.
Shooting video, even D&D for basic usage like websites with a 5DII, requires some additional tools. At a minimum I will need a fluid head for panning, and working knowledge of a decent editing program like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier. I'm sure as I get into this I will find more weaknesses in my equipment and computer skills. I will periodically give updates as this new endeavor progresses.
If someone thinks that trying to shoot professional video with a 5DII must be a joke..........the final episode of HOUSE (see Gismodo) is being shot with a 5DII!
Anyone out there been down this road, shooting video of architecture?