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Live Event Videography for Beginners

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As some of you may know, we absolutely love Shade Tree Films. Whenever they are putting on one of their Cine-Skool events (a really amazing 3 day workshop for videographers of all skill levels), we help them out by providing demo equipment. In return, they've created some amazing videos for us in the past, including creating our amazing promotional videos last year.

Ever since the DSLR video boom began, we've had tons of our long-time photography customers ask us for advice on putting together equipment packages for live event videography. Because they truly are experts in guiding beginning videographers, We've been hounding Drew and Chad to prepare some tips and recommended packages for us to give to our customers.

Canon 5D Mk II vs. Canon 7D

Because these are the two most popular Canon DSLRs for videography, we commonly get asked for advice by customers who want to begin shooting DSLR video and don't know which camera is right for them. For the first video in our series, Chad has created this fantastic video that really highlights some of the key differences between the cameras.

Live Event Videography Packages

Chad and Drew have put together a few packages for us, as well. These packages are their recommendations for a complete setup for general live event videography for both 1 and 2 person crews.

1 Man Crew

3Canon 7D's (or Canon 5D Mk II's)

1 - Canon 35mm f/1.4L

2 - Canon 70-200 f/2.8L

3 - Additional Canon LP-E6 Batteries

6 - Compact Flash 32GB UDMA Cards

1 - Manfrotto 561B-HDV Monopod

1 - Lowel DV Creator Kit

1 - Zoom H4n

2 - Sennheiser Evolution G3 100 Wireless Mics

1 - Rode VideoMic Pro

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Suggested Extras

1 - Canon 50mm f/1.2L

1 - Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4

1 - Canon 135mm f/2L

1 - Kessler Pocket Dolly

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2 Man Crew

3Canon 7D's (or Canon 5D Mk II's)

2 - Canon 35mm f/1.4L

2Canon 70-200 f/2.8L

3 - Additional Canon LP-E6 Batteries

6 - Compact Flash 32GB UDMA Cards

2 - Manfrotto 561B-HDV Monopod

1 - Lowel DV Creator Kit

1 - Zoom H4n

2 - Sennheiser Evolution G3 100 Wireless Mics

2 - Rode VideoMic Pro

Add the entire kit to your cart

2 Man Crew with the Works

3Canon 7D's (or Canon 5D Mk II's)

2 - Canon 35mm f/1.4L

2Canon 70-200 f/2.8L

1 - Canon 50mm f/1.2L

1Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4

1Canon 135mm f/2L

3 - Additional Canon LP-E6 Batteries

8 - Compact Flash 32GB UDMA Cards

2 - Manfrotto 561B-HDV Monopod

1 - Lowel DV Creator Kit

1 - Zoom H4n

2 - Sennheiser Evolution G3 100 Wireless Mics

2 - Rode VideoMic Pro

Add the entire kit to your cart

 

One Response to “Live Event Videography for Beginners”

Jon said:

I have a Nikon D7000 with video capabilities. How does that stack up with the canons? Everything that I search in the internet always talk about using Canon. I already have Nikon glass so I'm not necessarily interested in scrapping my Nikon for Canon.

Thanks!

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