Behind The Scenes
The interview for this video was shot in Breakside's barrel room, where all the different types of beer were stored. In order to bring out the life and warmth of the wooden barrels, the crew decided to pair the Q500 with a 36" Para Softbox. The softbox cast a beautiful, diffuse light that worked well for the interview and the Q500's adjustable color temperature made it easy to warm up the light, enhancing the rich, natural look of the wooden barrels without using any gels.
The P100 made a for a great fill light, mounting easily to a cold shoe on the GH4. Lightweight and battery-operated, the P100 gave Andrew a portable, color tunable source that he used to fill in shadows while filming tracking shots and B-roll footage.
As the go-to camera on this project, the extremely compact Panasonic GH4 was used to shoot the interview and some of the B-Roll footage inside the brewery. Whether paired with a shoulder mount or mounted on a tripod, the GH4 with a 14mm pancake lens has been a versatile tool that consistently delivers high-quality imagery.
Once our video crew used the V-Log firmware update for the first Passion Project, they were hooked and have used it ever since. V-Log is an easy-to-install firmware update for the GH4 that gives users the flattest image with the most dynamic range that the GH4 is capable of achieving. For this project, shooting in V-Log allowed the team to build the warm color profile they wanted.
Panasonic A500 Action Cam
The Panasonic A500 POV Wearable 4K Action Camera again proved to be essential for capturing unique B-Roll footage. Due to it's compact size and durability, it can be used in many different ways. In this case, it was gaff -taped to a bottle undergoing the bottling process and later stuck inside a pint glass, recording beer being both poured and drank. With so many possibilities, it's an excellent tool for getting interesting POV footage.
Lumix Luminary Giulio Sciorio used two of the Panasonic GX8 cameras to take portraits of the employees at Breakside.
3 Legged Thing's Brian Carbon Fiber Tripod
Composed primarily of carbon fiber, the Brian Tripod once again performed beautifully on set. It was incredibly lightweight, extremely durable, highly compact, and overall a great option for shooting both interviews and portraits on-the-go.