Documentary and shooting with a DSLR camera

Written by Cedric on . Posted in DSLR

I read several times that DSLR cameras were great for documentaries and I never really agreed with that (cf.EX1and 5Dmark II).
Yes you can shoot gorgeous footage with a DSLR but they are so many technical limitations (audio, 10min clips, …) which can be very challenging on a documentary shoot.

Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love shooting with a DSLR but I share Vincent Laforet’s point on view in this interview:

I specially like what Vincent is saying about movement and story. It’s great to have access to great tool and high end technology but at the end of the day, am I a technician or a story teller ? Why am I shooting film in the first place ? 😉

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is a a San Francisco based filmmaker - Founder of Story Eyed Media LLC. He is a graduate of the International Institute of Image and Sound of Paris, France. Over the past 10 years, Cedric has worked on documentaries and news reports around the world.

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