PAYETTE, ID — Josh Wiese and his teammates set out to film the solar eclipse this week — the first total eclipse to cross the US coast-to-coast for almost a century — using a Sony FS7 and Atomos Ninja Flame monitor recorder. The stunning results surprised even the cameraman.
“The first time I saw the ring around the sun, I was looking at the recorder,” says Wiese. “Right as the totality happened, I pulled the solar filter out — and to see what I saw on the screen took my breath away. I’d tried to picture it, but it was more breath-taking than I could have even imagined.”
Wiese was working with his boss and his brother Jeremy Wiese, and their colleague Prestin Apsley. Together they usually make marketing and instructional videos for the Northwest Lineman College, which trains workers for the power industry.
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