Phil Peel

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Filming with the GH3 on John Lennon’s Turd

Posted by Phil On June - 16 - 2013


We used a Panasonic Gh3 on my latest short – John Lennon’s Turd. with the GH2 as B camera.

How was the GH3? Well it a bigger, chunkier stronger camera. But I think  the main lesson to be learnt that using a new camera slows the filming. There are probably over 100 menu setting on the GH2 and I know them pretty much by heart. But the GH3 is subtly different . So we spend some time trying to find the right menus.

The extended battery plate is good. We never had to stop for changing batteries.

At the moment looking at the first edit, I can’t tell which was shot on which.

Moral: maybe best to stick to what you know on a shoot. Leave using new gear till a quieter time.

Here’s Drew setting the  camera.




Though you can get a HDSLR into awkward angles, focus pulling is tricky.

Focussing the Panasonic GH3



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