“Stolen Moments” — Expanded Story — Canon 7D Film & Canon 7D TV News Story

Published On September 28, 2013 | By Mike Carroll | DSLR, KCRA-TV, Mike's TV News Stories, Shooting News, TV News Vault

This is a follow-up to an earlier post about the independent Sacramento-produced film Stolen Moments, which premiered in this year’s Sacramento Film & Music Festival.

This story is twice as long as the news story that ran on KCRA a few weeks ago. Once a month KCRA airs a news magazine program called Common Ground, which is produced by special projects producer Millicent Ozdaglar and which I put together. Unlike the regular news where stories run between one-minute-and fifteen-seconds and one-minute-and-thirty-seconds, the stories on Common Ground can run as long as they want, as long as they hold the viewers interest. This expanded version runs exactly twice as long as the news story.

A year and a half ago when I visited the set where my friend, actor-writer Anthony D’Juan (Nightbeats), was playing the lead. It was an afternoon during a week that I had off on vacation. I had taken my Canon 7D, Tokina 11-16mm lens and Sennheiser wireless and Zoom H4N. I wanted to try totally independent  news shooting. To my great surprise, the crew was also shooting on the Canon 7D and recording onto a Zoom H4N.

Me with my Canon 7D & Zoom H4N digital audio recorder.

Me with my Canon 7D & Zoom H4N digital audio recorder.

Their Zoom H4N digital audio recorder on the end of a sound boom.

Their Zoom H4N digital audio recorder on the end of a sound boom.

Actor Anthony D'Juan. (I would love to make another film with this guy.)

Actor Anthony D’Juan. (I would love to make another film with this guy.)

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 4

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 5

Holding the boom is Editor/Actor Jason Kuykendall (NK Media).

Holding the boom is Editor/Actor Jason Kuykendall (NK Media).

Directors of photography Richard and Michael Malmberg (Iron Mountain Films).

Directors of photography Richard and Michael Malmberg (Iron Mountain Films).

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 8

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 9

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 10

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 11

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 12

After learning that Stolen Moments would be running in the festival I contacted Anthony, who put me in touch with director Elisabeth Nunziato to shoot some final interviews for the news and magazine stories. I shot these also with the Canon 7D, so that the story would be all-7D, both in my footage and the clips from the film.

KCRA producer Soreath Hok came with me to the interviews and shot these behind-the-scenes photos. Sorreath has been learning DSLR shooting for her own website.

Actor Anthony D'Juan

Actor Anthony D’Juan

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 5

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 4

Actor Brittni Barger

Actor Brittni Barger

Stolen Moments 7D on-set 2

Director Elisabeth Nunziato

Director Elisabeth Nunziato

Stolen Moments is now being submitted to film festivals.

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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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