EN – Making of „The Mirrorless Hero – Shootout with the past“

By Thomas Ludwig
Back in August 2013 we were planning to shoot a promo video for our unique CAMSLINGER bags for mirrorless cameras. One of the major benefits of the bags is the fast and one-handed access to your mirrorless cam. So the idea for the video was to tell a story about a shootout between a mirrorless camera guy with a CAMSLINGER and a DSLR guy with a messenger style bag. I was so lucky to find widely experienced director Jan Wagner and camerawoman Birgit Möller for this job.

Jan and Birgit

A basic requirement was that the video had to be shot with a mirrorless camera but Jan and Birgit were not really happy with this idea. I pushed it a bit and bought a SONY NEX 7 with some lenses. And you know what? Finally they used it and loved to shoot with the NEX 7.

We went out on a field near Berlin on a super hot day in August with Lars and Sebastian, our two actors. It was a very exhausting day with temperatures over 30 degrees and no place for a cool rest in the shadow. But after all we had a lot of fun and the video has almost 10,000 clicks since the release in March this year (German, English and French version).

Recently we bought a SONY a6000 for our future videos and mirrorless camera skeptic camerawoman Birgit now owns the NEX 7 🙂 and a CAMSLINGER 160 :-). Many thanks to all involved in this project!

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