Kit Room

Filmed on Lumix G by Panasonic

Kit Room reveals how equipment enables creation; how a filmmaker’s kit is as crucial as their artistic intent. As part of the new VICE Film School portal, in collaboration with Panasonic LUMIX, Kit Room aims to enlighten us on lenses, sound recording, shooting on B-roll and everything in between – the short films, presented by Greg Taylor, Director of Photography, demonstrating the Panasonic LUMIX GH5. VICE Film School’s mission is to educate, motivate and facilitate the next generation of documentary filmmakers, and Kit Room, exploring the paraphernalia of production, equips them with the right tools.

Kit Room Classes

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Camera Basics

Greg runs through the basics of setting up your camera and choosing your lenses.

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Lighting

Greg takes us through a few essential basics that should ensure your documentary is lit.

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Shooting B Roll

Greg highlights the considerations every filmmaker should have in mind to ensure good coverage for their documentary.

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Shooting From A Car

Shooting from a car is a great way to bring dynamic images to your film. Greg advises how to achieve the best shots.

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Sound

If you don’t have sound, you don’t have a film. Greg gives us the lowdown on recording sound for a documentary.

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The Gimbal

A gimbal can elevate the production value of your shots, but it brings challenges. Greg gives a demo with the Lumix GH5.

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The Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Gh5 Front

Kit Room shares VICE’s extensive knowledge of filmmaking through the viewfinder of the LUMIX GH5 – a stills camera with exceptional video capability that not only builds on the heritage of the LUMIX GH4 but blows our expectations out of the water. From its compact size, enabling us to shoot dynamic footage from a moving car, to using an XLR adaptor to record flawless sound, Kit Room explores the GH5 step by step – a camera with outstanding video specification, super-swift capture and incredible colour reproduction, a real all-round performer in a compact, durable body.

Key Features:

Lumix Gh5 Key Feature 10 Bit Recording

4:2:2 10-bit Recording

Colour in digital video is typically expressed by bit depth. The GH5 provides outstanding internal recording at 4:2:2 10-bit, which allows Lumix to push colour tone like never before, delivering richer, smoother colour reproduction and grading.

Lumix Gh5 Key Feature 10 Bit Recording
Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Mos Sensor

20.3 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor (without low-pass filter)

The LUMIX GH5 achieves breakthrough image quality thanks to a new 20.3 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor. This increases pixel count by 25% compared to the GH4, while its removal of the low-pass filter enables true-to-life detail like never before.

Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Mos Sensor
Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Splash Proof

Splash, dust and freeze-proof

When it comes to active outdoor shooting, the GH5 is as great for the Atacama as it is for the Antarctic, with a lightweight, durable magnesium alloy body that is splash resistant, dust resistant and freeze-proof down to -10 degrees.

Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Splash Proof
Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Dual Is2

5-axis Dual I.S.2

With its 5-axis Dual Image Stabiliser, the GH5 makes jitters and jolts a thing of the past, eliminating unwanted movement through intuitive lens and body stabilisation and allowing up to 5-stop slower shutter speeds to be achieved, with no additional shake.

Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Dual Is2
Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Lvf

High quality 4K/60p and 4K/50p recording

With its 4K/60p and 4K/50p unlimited-duration video recording, the GH5 achieves the highest video performance in LUMIX history. Its ultra high-definition results are recorded with no cropping, allowing you to use the same focal length for stills and video.

Lumix Gh5 Key Feature Lvf