If needed - I have a variety of tools for getting the shots. I keep portability in mind when selecting, to get as much coverage as possible and staying mobile at the same time when in the field with plenty of cards and batteries so that no shot is missed.

Panasonic Lumix LX-100


Equipped with GH4's Venus Engine and coupled with a Leica F1.7-2.8 24-75mm eq. that sits on the 3/4" sensor, the LX-100 is a 4K recording beast, housed in a compact body.


For memory storage - SanDisk Extreme Pro Class 3 cards, Rated for Flawless 4K Video Capture are used.

Canon EOS 70D w/ EF-S 18-135 3.5-5.6 IS STM


Videographer's most reliable friend, APS-C sensor with a crop-factor of 1.6x that shoots in crisp 1080p HD.


This camera is equipped with the world's best autofocus system: the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, perfect for keeping moving subjects in focus even at the very wide aperture of 1.4, smoothly following without the "hunting" that plagues other AF systems.


Coupled with the EF-S 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM it is an excellent choice for run-and-gunning or docu settings. For beautiful cinematic bokeh shots and low light situations, the EF 24 1.4 II and EF 50 1.4 are applied. If wider angles are needed in a tight space, even in lowlight, the Tokina 11-16 2.8 is the lens of choice.

Rigging for Stability: Zacuto Z-Finder v2, Edelkrone Pocketshot, Manfrotto and Sirui Tripods, Konova K2 Slider


Keeping the shot stable is very important, and depending on the situation or task at hand, my range of support accessories will take care of the task. For beautiful slider shots, the fan favorite Konova K2 is used.


Lights: 2x YN160 II and 2x YN300 LED's


Light is an important factor in cinematography, and in situations where light can be setup, the resulting image has higher production value.


Compact, very bright and portable - my YN light pack with color filters are the lights of choice. They operate on battery packs, are not limited by power plugs and can be used anywhere in the field. YN160 II gives 1280LM of light and YN300 2280LM.

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