When shooting travel videos, time lapse or hyper lapse cinematographers can benefit from small and compact lenses. Using photography gear and small setups does not mean that you are taking a step back in your career. Learn how to get high quality footage while fully embracing your creativity.
Gear: ZEISS Milvus
Location: Eagle Mountain, USA
James is a cinematographer, photographer and marketing consultant working in the video production & independent filmmaking industry. He owns a video production studio, 4K Stock Footage company and television series development studio all based out of Utah, USA. With a passion for everything camera related and doing anything to get the perfect shot, James has worked with clients big and small and producing independent films, tv shows, marketing material and numerous commercials. With a unique cinematic meets-commercial style, James has worked with companies such as Steadicam, Utah.gov, Animal Planet, Utah State Parks, The Weather Channel and has been hired as director/DP on multiple independent and commercial projects world-wide.
See more of James’s work here.
In the early summer of 2017 I was hired to produce some video content to promote tourism and outdoor adventures in Alaska, a place that I had never been before. Images of bears, glaciers and totem poles filled my thoughts as I prepared shot lists to match the client’s needs and one for this project with ZEISS, Midnight Sun.
Nothing glues you to the screen more than a good story. If the story is there, does one really care about the budget of the film? ZEISS Ambassador James Cawley will tell you how you can fulfill your vision and create a stunning short with nothing but your passion for filmmaking.
James Cawley is a filmmaker with a passion for raw imagery and dark topics. He often films with natural light, which is why the lenses need to be fast – like the ZEISS Milvus lenses, which he recently used to shoot a promotional video.