My Videography Journey To Date — As Told In Photos

Recording Sir Ronald Cohen at the GSG Leadership Meeting (GLM) held in Turin, Italy, May, 2022. Rig: Canon XA40, Shure PGA48, Manfrotto tripod
Canon XA40 on Manfrotto Compact Advanced. Taken at the GLM in Turin.
The obscure but much-loved M-Disc. Now my archival medium of choice.
Recording an interview with United Hatzalah’s psychotrauma unit at the inaugural Jerusalem Mental Health expo
My camera rig for the day in front of the Nefesh b’Nefesh podium. May 2022.
Recording the Jerusalem forest fires of 2021 with the Canon Vixia HF R800 and a Ulanzi holder.
A somewhat imaginative rigging setup involving the Fimi Palm 2 and a sidebar light during seasonal festivities inside the New Gate. The beer, of course, was a mandatory extra.
Another unusual Fimi rigging setup for interviewing Jerusalem food reviewer Shimshon Leshinsky at the YOLO Bakery in Jerusalem during a heavy day of rain.
Making a clip for YouTube with the Fimi Palm 2 during a sunny day in Tel Aviv
Back in the Canon Vixia days — a tripod setup with a scorpion grip to allow for accessorizing
Recording the first pro-Ukraine protest in Jerusalem with the Vixia and a Zoom H1N recorder on the scorpion grip.
Preparing my schedule for the week while shooting a video blog in my home office
Shooting a video blog from my home office. Rear perspective.
Cramming my new Canon XA40 into a hard shell camera backpack
Canon XA40, Boya shotgun microphone, and furry windwhield.
Practicing my reporting skills outside Damascus Gate. Shot by a real professional news cameraman!
More reportage from the other side of the controversial flag parade sealed off by police
Recording a political dispute in downtown Jerusalem with my first branded windscreen microphone
Randomly bringing a pro camcorder to my local supermarket to record the transition to Passover as it manifests in Israeli supermarkets
Recording video at a food festival in Jerusalem while, of course, grabbing some food myself
A rig picking up some weight with some decent lighting (with a 1/2.3 CMOS censor the XA40 benefits from it!)
XA40 and its current transport vehicle of choice — a drone backpack
Canon XA40 and light on a tripod. Location: Derekh Beit Lekhem, Jerusalem
Probably not the best idea to bring your new expensive camera to a craft beer bar. But, rules are there for the breaking!
Craft beer, a camcorder, and a perry. What else could be missing?
One of the main benefits of professional camcorders; pro audio controls.
The XLR input ports on the XA40 which I spent quite a while dreaming about having!
The catch: audio settings can be finnicky to get right!
Recording video in the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. Photo: Larry Brandt.
Recording Shimshon Leshinsky discussing food. Photo: Larry Brandt.
Grabbing some footage in the Gazelle Valley in Jerusalem. A beautiful spot!
Getting some production essentials in place!
Prepping an action cam for shooting from a vehicle!
A custom windshield just so that people can mistake me for an actual news crew.
A simple tabletop home vlogging setup
Canon XA40 in camera bag
My scariest (money!) but probably best video purchase to date!

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