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Discover how Sean Kennedy Santos —on his own—brought Larrikin movie to life with the Nikon 1 V1 by Nikon USA

5/31/2013 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

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On Larrikin, Sean Kennedy Santos was a one-man-show of sorts—director, producer, cinematographer, grip, sound guy, and oh, yeah, he was the one carrying all the gear around. Camera choice was paramount and Santos saw a world of opportunity in the Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses.

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"This [film] would have been impossible to do with conventional movie cameras without adding crew, equipment and production costs" saids Sean Kennedy Santos

The small size of the camera was a huge advantage, as it was used in a Steadicam rig or most often mounted to cars as they were driven through the city streets. Santos says the key to his success was the Nikon 1 V1's diverse functionality. Interchangeable lenses, including the ability to use his favorite F mount NIKKOR lenses with the FT-1 Mount adapter, which incidentally increased the focal length by a factor of 2.7; the fast NIKKOR lenses gave Santos the beautiful shallow depth of field—cinematic look he was after with stunning color, contrast and depth. Other features included the long lasting battery power; and HDMI out port which allowed for a monitor to be connected to the V1 for real-time viewing of footage. ( Text via )

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