Expect the unexpected - or be ready for anything - is perhaps one of the most needed talents to shoot documentaries. Director & DP Hiro Matsuzaki took this challenge, and spent 24 hours straight to shoot a short documentary/corporate film for new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T*, under uncontrollable weather, lighting conditions, time pressure, and limited staff.
Documentary filmmakers – and especially wildlife documentary filmmakers – need two things first and foremost: patience and spontaneity. Something of which Nino Leitner is well aware. In South Africa he filmed wild animals using, amongst other lenses, a prototype of the new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T*. The zoom lens allowed him to create spectacular images of endangered rhinoceroses and other animals for a documentary that has already won two international prizes.
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.