Just shot the first day on a new microlight documentary at Kemble Airfield in the beautiful Cotswolds. It’s going to be an incredible shoot both technically and emotionally. We’re filming soldiers from Battle Back as they learn to fly microlights in preparation to be the first to fly a microlight across Antarctica.
Directed by Ed McGown, the first day of ob-doc went well. Owing to action I ended up not even turning the F3 on and instead shot the whole day on the Ex1 which really is ideal for this sort of action. On the microlight itself I have one GoPro (huge thanks to ProKit for loaning the GoPro to test out on the microlight) taking visual and one Panasonic TM300 to get an alternative shot, but mainly to capture the audio cleanly from the VHF intercom.
Here are some ungraded frame-grabs and BTS. The most noticeable thing is how the GoPro differs from the Ex1. It’s a shame GoPro don’t offer alternative modes on their camera along the lines of ‘YouTube ready’ and ‘Broadcast ready’, the former being like it is now, and the latter being much flatter.