I have been taking video for longer than I have been taking photographs. I started running around with my mother’s Sony Hi8 cassette camcorder back in 6th or 7th grade, at which point I found the necessity to edit and taught myself to do it all linearly with the camera, a pair of VCRs, and a CD player. It wasn’t long before I was rotoscoping lightsaber blades with Photoshop and Premiere. Video is actually how I got into audio! (My audio was always terrible back then, and I still firmly believe that clean professional sounding audio is essential to having a professional looking video project… even though you can’t see the audio…)
I have been shooting all my video on a Nikon D3100 with Nikon prime lenses, and the Tascam DR-40 kit for audio. I also have a small light kit that is perfect for interviews and small sets. This usually leaves my D80 free to shoot timelapse footage, and I am always ready to put together a crew for multi-camera shoots or rent any specialized equipment we may need for a specific production.
I am also familiar with the Canon HD-DSLRs, and am experienced with the Panasonic HVX-200’s, HPX-370, Canon XL/GL/XA series cameras, and many others, even though fancier shoots I would rather be the location audio guy than the camera op or producer.
I’ll be posting some of my recent video work in a few weeks!