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12-26-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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A little video and pictures of Birds all shoot with the K5

So the birds where stocking up for the BIG storm heading our way in New England tonight (12/26/10)

I decided to shoot a little video with the K5 of the frenzy at the window. All shot with K5 and FA 50mm 1.4 that was on the camera. Pix touched up in LR3 video made with iMovie and video from camera.

I slowed down one section in the video to see how it would look for fun.

Thoughts and comments welcomed.

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Perhaps you need to put that camera on a tripod.
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I agree but was happy with the results
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Nice capture. As has already been stated, the presence of a tripod would go a long way to improve the visual appeal of the clips. Another thing to be thinking about when shooting video, is capturing maximum variety. Having a few different angle to cut between can help add more visual interest and keep viewers from getting bored. An angle from outside would have been nice. On common thing with beginning film makers, and I certainly found this to be true, is that their cuts are almost always too long. When films are made properly, as they often are, you don't even notice the cutting, because it is seamless and always done at the perfect spot to create a perfect flow. This is called invisible cutting, and the average viewer doesn't even notice that it is happening. So as a viewer turned film maker, you try to create something that has the same pace as movies feel like they have when you watch them. But it ends up being far too slow of a pace, because how movies feel to you doesn't reflect how quickly they cut. But if you watch a movie or tv show, and intentionally pay attention to the pace of the cuts, you'll realize how frequent they are changing camera angles and shots. Try to remember that with clip/cut length, less is almost always more.

The last thing I would say, is that I would have tried to find any bit of a story or flow that you could pull out of that footage. Whether it's rearranging it to show a timeline of starting with no birds, then one bird, then two, then three. Or something like that. Anything you can do to ad a story or flow, and give you clip a sense of building to something, is always beneficial.


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Great info Ben. Thanks for looking and I will keep this all in mind for the future.
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Well I like it, but am a little seasick from the video. You're on the good track so keep working on it.

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