ERIN & DREW GAROVE | 03.16.19
When my cousin Erin asked me about capturing some of her wedding, of course I was stoked. As we got to talking it became clear this would be an interesting project because they really didn’t want the whole thing captured. They also wanted only one camera. I was sure this would make for a challenging edit. I knew I had to have as much flexibility as possible so I started with the Fuji XT3. Small, lightweight with auto-focus and 4k would let me worry more about framing more then focus. Finishing at 2k gave even more flexibility to re-frame in edit. Pairing that with the Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 gave further flexibility to quickly change focal length and great low light ability. Lastly I put this on a Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 stabilizer which has no issues balancing this camera and lens. Even when you change focal lengths on the fly. Just balance the stabilizer with the focal throw in the center. The only real issue was the lens touching the camera plate. I had to shim it up which you can see in the photos. Another slight issue was the camera couldn’t be controlled through the stabilizer but that wasn’t a big deal for me. This all worked really well onsite. It did get a bit heavy at times but not even comparable to what a Glidecam would have been like;) I think the edit came out much better than expected. It flows really well. Would definitely not be worried to do this in the future.