Thx for the props... Jake actually takes 3 hour sets, so getting the shots wasn't that difficult.
Camera is a Canon Vixia HV30. I'm still not convinced to switch to a hard drive model yet, despite the convenience. Editors are there on the Mac side of things, but for Premiere CS4 on a PC, I'm not ready to deal with it. The quality on this camera is amazing - and that was all shot on a cloudy day... get a sunny morning or evening and it looks twice as good.