Lights, Action, CAMERA

Everyone knows the average phone can take great video.

But when you think of professional video production, you might imagine something bigger and more sophisticated.

Like those old shoulder-mounted news cameras. Or the cinema camera rigs that you see behind-the-scenes in Hollywood films, with their spider web of cables, monitors, and unidentifiable gadgets all Frankenstein’d together on set.

So you may be surprised when you end up in a Honey Cut shoot and find yourself face-to-face with what appears to be small, traditional photo cameras, without any of the bells and whistles you’d expect.

But don’t be fooled; it’s 2021 and times have changed. Size, weight, and fancy gadgets no longer determine the quality of the video you’re going to get.

Today’s photo-looking cameras typically come in two categories, DSLR (or Digital Single Lens Reflex) and Mirrorless, both very similar to each other with a few important technical differences (that are a whole other topic of their own).

We use Mirrorless cameras here at Honey Cut, and like their DSLR cousins they do both photos and videos in exceptional quality, as well as having a considerable number of features and being small and light enough to ensure a quick and efficient setup and easy transportation.

They have certain advantages over big broadcast cameras, such as the ability to change lenses and much larger sensors, giving you better low light sensitivity and allowing for richer, more cinematic images while avoiding the need for the bulky (and very expensive) rigging and gadgets usually associated with cinema cameras.

You can film nicely lit interviews in a studio and carefully rehearsed artistic shots, or you can capture a live event and on-the-spot sound bites with no possibility for a second take. It’s a good balance, and one that is especially important at a busy production house like ours, where at any moment you could land yourself a new project that requires an entirely different approach than what you’ve done before.

We do everything from documentaries, to social media ads, to instructional videos and much more, and we require maximum flexibility to get our jobs done right.

And our little Nikons deliver that in spades.