I brought out the FS7/Cabrio combo to shoot a short film with director Doug Spice. His humor is especially unique, and while "The Last Place You Look" is a very silly comedy, Doug wanted a moody feel with backlit look. We shot on a single Saturday with four locations spanning from South Central, Santa Monica, Downtown LA, and Burbank. Save for the final house location, I would also be working with no assistants- just myself, director, sound person, and actor John T Woods.
While rolling as a skeleton crew made location moves a bit faster, working solo can make me feel like I must make a number of compromises in creating a compelling image. On the other hand, limitations can force one to be inventive. In this case, I both embraced existing/practical light and used the FS7's low light sensitivity to make the most of our locations. With two Kinos, a 7.5w LED bulb, and a Joker400 at the house, we managed to achieve some the most interesting images I've filmed.
Because the FS7/Cabrio makes itself into quite a large rig, I did bring along my A7S as a B-cam for an office scene, which used a Shark Slider.
View the final film below: