Shooting at the Honey Bee Centre

By June 6, 2010 Videography No Comments

I just recently shot a short business promo at the Honey Bee Centre located on Fraser Highway, on the way towards Langley. I had never been inside there before, but was amazed at all the things they do inside! This was my second official shoot with the Canon 7D, and I was feeling pretty good after getting a second battery on sale for the camera ($60!) and the new Tokina 11-16mm lens. The shoot was pretty much interviews, and showcasing some things within the Honey Bee Centre, so I used a fairly simple set up. My kit consisted of:

Canon 7D
Canon 50mm 1.8 MKI
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Canon 18-135mm 3.5-4.6
ME66 Shotgun Microphone
Zoom H4N Recorder
Rode Videomic
and the 701HDV Fluid Head

I used the 50mm for all the interview shots, and used it for a couple close ups. Other than that, I used primarily the Tokina, as it was my first time taking it out to the field. The lens is AWESOME for getting shots of the entire store and such. I was amazed at how much I could actually fit into the frame. The zoom ring on my lens was nice and tight, giving me good control on zoom, but I couldn’t help but noticed that there is some distortion near the edges of the frame. It seems to curve a little, maybe the lens is too wide and beginning to enter a fisheye stage. I don’t know, but it is still very usable. I plan on going back again when the weather is a bit better to get some timelapse in with the Tokina. Other than that, the shoot went very smoothly!

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