Close to a commissioner
A short portrait of Margrethe Vestager. Great opportunity that I got from German public broadcaster 3sat. I didn’t doubt too much which camera to take for that work. I filmed everything with my beloved Lumix GH3. The great advantage was to have almost everything almost always with me. Tripod, monopod, lenses. But I have to admit that I didn’t use my Voigtländer 25mm, 0.95 that much. The flexibility of zoom lenses is worth having them next to you. Only in the conference the commissioner held in Kopenhagen I would have preferred a better zoom lens than my 3.5-5.6. It’s just crap when it comes darker surroundings.
The interview was lighted with one spot (Ledzilla) on camera and one of my small led panels for the painting.
Editing was fairly easy to handle except that FCPX didn’t accept the filter of „broadcast safe“. The only issue was the playout to 3sat. They like AVID and they didn’t like my ProRes 422 in 1080p. But they managed to convert it with an acceptable result. Next time I have to look for some more processing on my site.
The whole programme can be watched here (German): www.3sat.de/makro