Recently, Digital Zoetrope Productions teamed up with Blue Juice Comics to produce a series of video blogs for BJC’s The Accelerators comic book. The blogs were shot with a combination of cameras, including the Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 60D and Panasonic HVX-200. The idea behind these blogs is to give the readers a behind-the-scenes look into how comic books are created from the ground up. The interview setups were really quite simple with nothing more than a key light and hair light used in most situations. This allowed us to keep a small footprint and utilize a small crew. For the “b-roll”, DZ was given access to the comic books artwork at various stages. These included not only the finished pages, but the original pencil art, inks and covers. Here’s a sample of one of the blogs we did.
If you’ve ever heard of or are a fan of Philip Bloom, then you know of his “Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly”. Well, Digital Zoetrope Productions is a proud owner of a Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly and I must say, it is an absolute pleasure to shoot with it. Unlike most sliders, the PBPD uses a crank system and offers drag control. It’s very sturdy and is 3 feet in length. (2 foot versions are available) It mounts to a tripod or two C-stands or to two little “feet” for using on the ground. You can also add a motor to it and uses it for motorized time lapses.
Digital Zoetrope Productions shot this TV ad for Lexus of Melbourne entirely with our new Canon 60D DSLR rig. We primarily shot it with a Canon 18mm – 135mm f3.5 – 5.6 lens. The spot was edited by Automotive Ad Group.