Im in Preproduction for a theatrical release documentary film on the rehearsal of catastrophes. Every 2nd year there are here in Germany some major rehearsals about nature catastrophes with about 20'000 "background actors" involved.
The idea of the film is, to tell it as narrativ or fictional story. That means there is no narration and it's told only thru the action and the dialog from "the victims and the staff leader. Plenty lot of Mic's as well as more then one camera.
The visual Idea is to be in the middle of the "tragedy" and feel its energy. To achieve this result we plan to shoot the drama part handheld, which is around 10 days of shooting. Since its going on the "big screen" and there going to be long parts just "drama-action" I'm looking for something to break the top edge of the handheld movement. (As well as having something to support the weight during some 12h days.)
Who was some experience with the setup of having a gyrostabiliser and EasyRig?
(At the moment we look at two different camera options: Sony FS7 or Canon C500
Thanks for your tips and tricks...
Edited by Philipp Kunzli, 14 July 2015 - 08:19 AM.