I recently got the opportunity to work with the Malloy brothers again under director of photography Giles Dunning as a camera operator on a series of spots for Major League Baseball. We shot on location at the Spring training facilities around Orlando, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona for one week.
For talent we had some of the best players in baseball. I’m not really a sports guy as any of my friends will tell you so I didn’t really know who Victorino, Upton, Bautista, Longoria, Kemp, Ellsbury and McCutchen were but it must be pretty nice to make millions of dollars a year just playing baseball.
This was the first shoot for me using a Canon EF mount on a RED Epic. We had a pretty light crew and rigged the Epic similarly to the 5D handheld rigs which we used for our other cameras. We also used the 300fps 2KWS option for some of the shots. It’s not as good as a Phantom camera for slow motion but is a lot better than a 7D which can only do 60fps at 720p. For lenses on this shoot we used a lot of old Nikon primes that Giles had with Canon adapters.
It was a good shoot and here are the spots.