I was lucky enough to shoot the Annual Salvation’s Army Most Amazing Race in Pittsburgh. I shot this same even last year but this year seemed to have more people and move along much faster. Luckily I am in decent shape because I had to cover over 17 miles of Pittsburgh and was on my feet the whole day. What an event though and for an even better cause.
Although I was hired to only make one video, I decided to make an additional one that doesn’t do much explaining of the event but hopefully makes you want to find out more. It also gave me the chance to practice more with Color which I really enjoy. I am currently working on a 2-3 minute edit that will do a better job of explaining the event and have more of a story to it. For now, I hope you enjoy the minute piece I put together.
I shot it all with the Canon 7D and the Sigma 17-50 2.8. Didn’t have time to change lenses; I had to eat pizza while running and jumping into a car just to keep up with the racers! (Gel packs saved the day and my stomach!) The rig is a custom handheld rig that has a follow focus, shoulder pad and single handle. Made for hoping into vehicles, running around the streets, and going into businesses much easier. I also had the Rode Video Mic Pro attached when it wasn’t raining. Once again, the 7D amazed me with what it was able to do.
Here is the completed longer version showcasing the event.