“How To” drive Silverstone – made with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II & Atomos

A few weeks ago I posted a quick review on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, this is an amazing camera and really equipment you should consider investing in for both stills and DSLR video.

Last week I shot a series of videos with racing car instructor Ray Grimes on the Tiga Race Cars simulator, this “How To” video series is to show potential users the benefits of using the all year round facility and how cost effective this type of learning is.

The ability for racing drivers to train on international circuits in this way is cost effective and a much better use of time and resources, the simulator allows the driver to learn the track without putting mileage on their race car and all that it entails. Using a simulator is perfect for the large learning jumps whilst the fine tuning and fraction of a second improvements are always delivered on a real circuit.

Working with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (without a battery grip) allows me to get this DSLR camera working in tight and sometimes harsh environments that a larger video camera cannot reach. The lens used in this shoot was the 16-35mm F4 L IS exclusively. The Atomos was mated to the camera to record ProRes 422. The footage is a dream to work with in post, it allows you to push the files much further than the native in camera capture. Extra lighting on set was provided by some small Calumet LED using their 18″ softbox to shape the light, gaffer tape was employed as always, never go on any set without it!

To learn more and gain new skills for yourself – DSLR video workshops by Jason Harry are being delivered exclusively with Calumet nationwide. View Jason’s schedule and book your place at www.calumetacademy.co.uk.