"Hand-cut"

From chainsaw to cocktail, this beautiful 5-minute documentary tracks the journey of clear, artisan ice into the hands of New York City bartenders.

Shot on a Panasonic GH5, this short film is presented in 4K, 60 frames per second.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Podcast: I shot a film on the new Panasonic GH5

Shooting with the preproduction Panasonic GH5 camera

Frequently Asked Questions

What lenses did you shoot "hand-cut" with?

For my short documentary about ice, I relied heavily on two prime lenses—the Panasonic 12mm f/1.4 and 42.5mm f/1.2. I also used the 7–14mm for time lapses.

Did you shoot it all handheld?

Mostly, except for a few jib shots. The time lapses were on a tripod, and some of the 42.5mm shots of the ice blocks were on a tripod during the chainsawing (while I simultaneously shot up close with the 12mm prime.)