You Have to Start Somewhere
January 07, 2016 • Leave a Comment
This latest video is my first honest attempt at making video. This year I’ve decided that I will shoot more video and less time-lapse. Most if not all of my personal creative projects will be video in 2016. I’m not saying that I’m completely throwing time-lapse in the dustbin (I will still shoot them for clients), but it will definitely be put in the far dark reaches of my closet.
Over this past Christmas I decided to really find out what all goes into making a video. In particular how to best shoot video using a DSLR, color grading and other post-processing techniques. There is a ton of info on the Internet, which I found extremely useful (Thank you Phillip Bloom and James Miller and Vimeo Video School for all of the helpful information you constantly put out!). So I decided to give it a try. I’ve always been drawn to the warmth and colors of the Christmas lights at night around the city. Transforming the city into a more inviting place. For me, seeing these lights and the many window displays always puts me in a better mood. In this video, my idea was to capture some of the Christmas theme decorations as well as the many people that come to see them.
On the technical side:
This footage is a small portion of video that I captured over two nights. The point of the shoot was to get use to shooting video with my new DSLR. To shoot this video I used a picture profile that I bought from VisionColor (VisionColor for Canon DSLR’s). To capture as much light as possible while shooting, I primarily stuck with my 50mm F1.4 lens. I did on a few instances shoot with my 28-135mm IS F3.5-5.6. For the majority of the shots, I shot wide open or at the lowest F-stop possible. I captured most of the footage using a range of ISO’s between 160-2500.
Keywords: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Bruce Wayne Photography, Canon 28-135mm, Canon 50mm F1.4, Canon 5D MKIII, Center City Philadelphia, Charlie Brown, Christmas Light Show, Christmas Lights, Christmas Tree, Macy, Miracle on 34th Street, Peanuts Themed Window Display, People, Selfies, Snoopy, The Peanuts gang
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