Me at work on Thursday evening, shooting clips for TV and the blog (redesigned site coming soon w/video). Cameraman Nick drove down from PA with his gear. We shot with a Sony EX 1 (left) and a Nikon D7000 DSLR mounted on a Cinevate slider dolly; on the DSLR Nick switched between a 50mm 1.4 lens and a 50-200 lens. He ran both a shotgun and wireless mic to record the audio.
I hyperlinked to the cameras, because I get a lot of questions about the gear we use. All the techie stuff is over my head. I just hunt and talk, and depend awesome camera guys like Nick for their expertise to get it done. I will say it’s amazing how much smaller and less expensive the cameras we use today are as compared to the giant ones (50 pounds, the size of a 1970's boom box and 100K w/a good lens) we lugged around just 5 or 6 years ago. Today’s compact rigs are better overall and much better in low light (big buck time); they are more maneuverable and versatile, making it a lot easier to film a hunting show.
BTW, I usually do not read off a script or teleprompter, I just ramble about deer and hunting and somehow it comes out OK. But this time we taped up some notes in case I got lost, there were some key hunting points I didn’t want to miss.
Also yesterday, the Mike Hanback-BIG DEER TV page went live on Facebook. If you’re on FB “like” us.
Less than 2 weeks till the new show airs exclusively on The Sportsman Channel, stay tuned for details on air times and episodes. Below, a few more behind-the-scenes shots from a hunt we did in Texas. Have a great weekend. comment