Hello. Have just recieved my Canon XH A1 in the post, very excited. Am filming an amateur theatre show towards the end of April and need some experienced advice on what is the best setup for this.
My initial thoughts were on two of the nights get the best recording possible from an elevated position straight on to the stage. Am taking the sound directly from the mixing desk (sound guy) hopefully straight into my XH A1 via XLR. For the other 4 nights I was planning to film from the sides to get some close ups and action shots of feet dancing, peoples expressions etc. to edit into the full version with a little bit of clever seamless transitions hopefully to make it feel like 1 performance and break up the single straight on camera angle.
I don't know much about filming in theatres if anyone could advise or even give me some better options. Bearing in mind I only have 1 camera to play with :p. If there is a preset that anyone can recommend to download for this then even better. Hope anyone can help.
Of course any help with fps settings, shutter speeds setting etc would be deeply appreciated that would be best for theatre.