I’ve spend most of my past week prepping for the upcoming trip back to Midway Island in the North Pacific. We are returning for a second time, to continue work with Chris Jordan on the Midway Journey project. This time, I’ve been very fortunate that the folks that fly the charter plane from Honolulu to Midway made a concession and doubled my weight limit from the typical 50 pounds, to 100. I begged and pleaded as I really wanted to bring more gear and equipment on this trip. It was such great news when that email came!!
So this time around, in addition to the HDV camera and SteadicamJR I brought last time, I am bringing a Canon 5DM2, along with some awesome new gear. One of those items is the Kessler Cineslider
It arrived last week and I am blown away by the quality of the design of this thing. With the added electraDRIVE motor and Oracle controller, the movement is truly amazing. It has a timelapse feature built in as well, so it can run for all night and create absolutely stunning night-time sky shots. I can’t wait to use it out on Midway next week. With virtually zero light pollution, the shots we get should be pretty amazing.
Here is the first test shoot video: