[singlepic id=144 w=320 h=240 float=left] A number of people have asked about the equipment that we are using for this project. We are working everything through Apple computers on Apple software platforms. A 27″ iMac is used as our capturing device in the studio, a MacPro tower with 4-1TB internal hard drives for all of our editing and a MacBook Pro for all of our project related presentations. The Canon 7D has been our camera of choice during most of the filming. It is incredibly versatile, especially given this range of work we have undertaken. For example, in the scene with the grass we were able to utilize single frame photography for the stop-motion elements, a time lapse program to capture the grass growing, and the Canon 7D’s live function for several of the hand-held shots of the grass and the details of the bed. In the montage section of the film we used the rapid sequence function of the camera to capture several views of O-Man in the smoke. The great thing about this camera is how simply it moves in and out of live and still setups. Since the camera settings typically remain unchanged there is a seamless bridge between the two functions.
In addition, the 7D was our primary camera for all of the catalog photographs and for the shots chosen for enlargement in the exhibition. More on technology later.