My Gear

Paragon Videography shoots like this:

– Three Panasonic GH2s.

– One Panasonic GH3

– Olympus 14-54 and 50-200 F2.8-3.5 (Not SWD) zoom lenses.

– Tamron 28-70 F2.8 Angenioux-designed Nikon F-mount zoom lens.

– Minolta 28mm F2.8, 35mm F2.8, 45mm F2, 50mm F1.4, 85mm F2, 135mm F2.8 MD-mount primes.

– Panasonic 20mm F1.7, 7-14mm F4, 100-300 F4-5.6 Micro Four Thirds lenses.

– Glidecam HD-4000.

– Konova Slider (30cm).

– CobraCrane Backpacker.

– 2 Manfrotto 501 heads, on Manfrotto sticks.

– 1 Manfrotto 701 head, on a quick release.

– Sachtler ACE tripod system.

– Manfrotto 561BHDV Monopod.

– Zoom H6 Audio Recorder

– 2 Sennheiser G3 wireless systems.

– Giant Squid Lavalier Mics.

– 2 Tascam DR-08 mini Audio Recorders.

7 responses to “My Gear

  1. Can you use the Cobra Crane Backpacker with the Manfrotto 701? Or will it not support the weight?

  2. Victor Nguyen

    how about manfrotto 501?

    • Victor, that’s what I use to support my jib. The 501 should work well for that kind of application – holding weight without moving is something its pretty good at. I would avoid trying to adjust the tilt while the crane is attached though – unless you have someone supporting the weight, you’ll end up with everything trying to fall over on you.

  3. Hi! excellent site and great info! I’m trying to get started doing weddings in FL using the GH2…but wanted to see what you did for your audio? Are you micing the groom and/or officiant with lapel mics? Do you record with a separate device (Zoom H4n etc.)? If so, do you use a field monitor. And lastly, how do you sync it up in post, using a clapper or via software that automatically syncs? Thanks a ton!

    • Kyle, I’m going to try to do a comprehensive post on how I do wedding audio, but I’ll still pretty new at it and I don’t know that I have all the kinks worked out. I will say that yes, I do use a Zoom H4N to do the bulk of the heavy lifting.

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