Its always an honour to be asked to film a formal occasion, especially one for the Gloucestershire Constabulary. Congratulations to all who graduated, it was a very emotional day for family, friends and colleague. We managed to interview a couple of the graduated and the Deputy Chief Constable.
Technically we use the trusty Canon C100mkii with, primarily the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II lens to get those long shots. We used the best quality professional boom microphone on the camera itself with its wonderful XLR inputs so the audio is crisp at at every level.
Interestingly as the new policemen and women is used the C100mkiii's wonderful autofocus abilities to capture the troops as they walked 200 meters or more and the lens and camera were in complete harmony with each other. Something only native cameras and lenses can do almost perfectly. Yes there are exceptions but this is my general rule of thumb.