Featured: In The Footsteps. Location: Normandy, France.
In The Footsteps Video Production.
After 4 days of filming battlefield tour company In The Footsteps, I can positively tell you that this was an incredible experience.
Packing light with a Sony A7III with spare batteries, shotgun mic, a Ronin S gimbal, I was lightly prepared for what laid ahead of me, a little bit like the allied troops of the Normandy invasion 70 years ago!
We began filming in Omaha beach which was just a short drive from our accommodation in Port En Bessin (another well known battle location that featured British commando units and German defenders). Later this moved onto Juno beach, and several other locations before visiting Pegasus bridge. Not only did I film the tour guide telling the famous stories, but I just couldn’t resist the temptations of climbing into the old battle-damaged fortifications.
I filmed this with a Sony A7III using a custom HLG3 colour profile, some excellent Sigma ART lenses, ND filters and colour graded the footage in post.