Photography and video share some technical but not all of them. To make good videos, the filmmaker needs to use some specific tools that a photographer could do without. For this reason, we have left our photographer cap aside to focus on the real needs of the filmmaker. We have selected 5 gifts that we think are particularly useful for carrying out any kind of sequence.
1. Stability accessories: tremors, it’s over!
In photography, there are many situations where the use of a stability accessory is necessary (I think of the macro or the photo night) but it is not systematic. For the video however stability is essential and for this reason there is a wide variety of accessories designed to offer you great stability in any type of situation , to adapt best to the circumstances of the moment and to your concrete needs .
We are particularly excited to talk to you about the last offspring of Sevenoak that arrived at the shop. The multifunctional stabilizer pocket SK-VH10 could be your ideal gift because you will appreciate its off-road side and its very soft price.
You can use it in multiple positions and it can function as “self-stick”, once folded, you can easily slip it into your bag.
2. CineMorph filters: simulate the anamorphic effect
Here is another product especially interesting for those who love video. The CineMorph filter range created by Vid-Atlantic simulates the famous effects of the anamorphic format, widely used on the big screen.
The effects it produces are the famous oval bokeh and linear reflections.
Bokeh oval – film shot with an anamorphic lens
Linear reflections – film shot with an anamorphic lens
These filters are screwed to the front bay of your lens, just like any conventional filter. They are available in different diameters from 77 to 58 mm.
Because it’s always better to see it than to read it , why not take a look at the next video, it shows you the effects you could get thanks to this filter …
3. Video targets Samyang VDSLR AND Samyang Xeen
Cinematic lenses also differ from those of photography on some technical aspects. Among these aspects we will think of serrated rings for manual or motorized Follow Focus systems or the smooth transition of the focus and diaphragm.
Samyang is a recognized brand in the world of video with its VDSRL lenses and the latest Xeen professional video range. Objectives designed to meet your technical needs as a filmmaker.
4.to improve your vision during filming
During a shoot, it is very important that the cinematographer has a perfect viewing of the scene. Thanks to the viewfinders, you can get a very precise idea of the sequence, because the LCD screen of the device is projected very clearly. These optical visors for LCD screen block the entrance of the light, like a conventional visor.
5. Rotolight Video Lighting and Sound Kit
And finally, the pearl of our shop, a gift that is not ideal if not super ideal for those who love video, the portable kit of lighting and sound, the latest product of the recognized brand Rotolight. It includes a 4-hour LED lamp and a unidirectional condenser gun.
This kit makes it possible for the one who uses it the essential tools to make videos in outdoor, camcorder in hand, for moving or static shots, interviews, video clips of day, night …
Two really useful tools put together in a kit. Lightweight and compact, this kit will follow you everywhere because it alone fills many of the problems present on any shoot. It is ideal for those beginning in the world of video as for those who wish to improve their results.