Originally Posted by Open-Explorers
I went through several cameras over the time. But for the most part I used the Canon 5DmkII, which delivers a great quality footage, but is not as easy to handle as most film/video cameras. It helps if you use a small rig and followfocus for ease of use.
Sometimes I put the camera on a tripod and rode through the frame, sometimes I just gave it to a stranger (who could potentially run less fast as me) and asked to just operate it. Good fun:)
Great stuff mate, footage shows a lot of effort. I know you have the overheat issues with the mk2, and that can be painful to deal with. I'm going for the upgrade when I get back, not sure if I should get the mk3 or the new blackmagic camera.
I did a lot of drive by stuff myself for video blogs, and have really fallen for this filming thing, i love it, would be hard to had over an mk2 to someone else to film though. As soon as I get home and cashflow positive I will be putting my name down for one of your dvd's.