Congratulations to Nicholas Ford Marshall from San Dimas, CA who has won the September 2019 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest! Here is Nicholas's great video.
Here are the top three contestants in order of points awarded by the jurors:
You can check out all the entries here.
Here is what Nicholas had to say about his video:
First off, thanks to everyone in the community and the panel who voted for our video. My business partner Mike and I have been contributing to the PFRE community since we started our business, REWS Media, back in 2012. Like many of you, we began by following the ways of Scott Hargis but always dipped our toes into video because we planned to offer photo video packages when launching the company.
It took a while to get here starting with a Canon T3i, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 and a $99 slider off Amazon, then moved to the 5D Mark III, and eventually Magic Lantern RAW, the Canon C200, and now the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6Ks. It’s a pretty incredible time in video; we now have a $2500 camera that shoots 6K raw and are truly in a place where the image we can create from video can match a single exposure RAW photo.
For this shoot, and pretty much all of our day to evening videos, we start about 2 hours before sunset. We check out the space, plan out our stabilizer walks and set focal lengths. In order to match up the shots so they can transition mid-step we add a speed ramp to the end of the first clip and start of the second clip. On the drone, we pay attention to the distance and height when capturing the shots so that we can put camera in the same position at night to repeat. The most challenging aspect of these shoots is trying to fit a second drone flight and repeat the stabilizer walks within the 30 minute window after sunset. Depending on the workload, we can’t always both be on location so many times these are solo videos.