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Our Filming Gear

posted Dec 13, 2010, 7:28 PM by The Camera Guy   [ updated Dec 14, 2010, 6:38 PM ]
We usually get questions from time to timeasking what kind of camera we use. Usually, my best response would be to check out our unboxing of the Rebel T2i. In case you'rd too stubborn to check it out, here's a picture of our setup. Now this isn't the exact setup we use anymore and I'll get into that in a bit. From the picture, you'll see the camera body, which is a Rebel T2i. 

The next obvious thing you'll notice is the microphone attached to the hot shoe. The mic, also known as a Rode Videomic microphone, is probably one of the most valuable assets in film. 

The other thing you may not notice, is the actual lens on the camera. You'll notice a rather long telephoto lens. This is actually the EFS 18-135mm kit lens. Now, we don't actually use this lens to film anymore, as the poor F-stops don't really make it ideal for film.

In our gear bag, we actually have a few other props I've been building over time. I own a couple of other lenses. One is the EF 50mm f1.8 lens, which is cheap but great for film. I also have the EFS 60mm Macro lens, which is another great lens. Included in my gear bag is an assortment of cleaning materials to ensure my camera and lenses stay clean.

Another item in the gear bag is three tripods. You might think it's overkill to have three tripods for one camera, but we actually use the other tripods to hold clamp lights.

The last important asset I want to mention, is our clamp lights. These are the most important components in our gear bag. Without good lighting, we wouldn't even have the quality that you see in our videos. I'd mention the software and resources we use to put the video together, but I'll get into that on another entry.

Rebel T2i Unboxing

Rode Videomic Unboxing