This is a weekly installment where I share a few standout frames from a beautifully shot film, and how they will influence my own camera work as a small/no-budget solo professional videographer.Read more
Had a lovely February Sunday afternoon documenting Nick and Kesa's big day. A Winter wedding really does well to lift the spirits of your family and friends.
Highlight - Film
Preview - Short Film
Early in my experiences of learning how to shoot video on the M4T-DSLR Panasonic Lumix series, I found this Minolta 50mm F1.4, on ebay for $70, (as of 3/21/16 this lens is available for around $80) (plus any adapter mount you may need).
That high-pitch audio screech is something I have never encountered. This is the first time I plugged a Lav-Mic directly into my cameras 1/8 input. This is why I need to always be testing and practicing with my equipment.
Make these mistakes on my time, not the clients.Thanks for
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It was a Summer Sunday morning, Diane had gone out to pick up coffee and I was in charge of cooking breakfast and watching Logan. I decided to teach him how to help me cook breakfast, and that idea was immediately followed by the notion, "this would make a cute video". I ran off to grab my camera and when I came back, Logan was already spilling pancake batter on the floor. I won't lie, my first thought was, "of course? you can't shoot a video and teach a toddler how to cook at the same time All by myself".
For me, that moment of doubt, is what I love about being an artist, the barrier separating what's easy and what's worthwhile. The value can be a lesson of abject failure, practice with handling obstacles or sometimes it can actually be the ingredient toward the quality of a piece that really works.
This was a special moment, one that I feel like was captured accurately, and one that I personally will cherish as both a parent and an artist.
Sometimes you gotta put all the fancy cameras, tripods and Final Cut Pro rendering load times to the side, take your kid to a park, and capture some silly fun on your Phone.
I have the apps: iMovie (Apple $5), Capture (YouTube-free) and Cameo (Vimeo-free). They are all a bit different and useful in their own ways, but I find myself gravitating towards Cameo lately. It is perfect for when you want to do something quickly without sacrificing creative flair. I love the cool filters, music catalogue, fonts and the 6-second time limit per cut seemed like a downside at first, but it actually helps you edit faster and will result in a video that has fantastic pacing. The time I would normally spend trying to figure out if a shot is too long or too short, is now eliminated cause I simply find something cool, cut and move on to the next edit.
Sampling all the filters is already giving me fun ideas for future projects to do with my phone on the fly anytime, anywhere. RIP-Battery life.
Simply put, there is no excuse to not do something creative and fun if you have this app.