One of the reasons I picked up the 5D Mark II body was to make some videos. I really do enjoy video, I just wish it wasn't so time consuming to work with. Maybe I'm not good enough at it yet. But anyway, while on our trip to Oregon, I captured about 20 videos.
And in a first for the blog, here is one! Not my first video, but first one from this body. A few thoughts about this clip.
The vignetting is caused by the graduated neutral density filter holder, which I needed to expose the scene properly. If I had a zoom lens on, I should have zoomed in a bit. It doesn't take away horribly from the view though, would you say?
Which leads to this point, I don't even know what lens I had on, since (?) I don't have exif info?
Standing out on the beach, I had made a few videos already, but they seemed kind of distant, not too compelling. I'm sure my lens was a wide angle of some sort, so there was just too much sand in the foreground. So I waited until the surf went out, trotted down lower, planted the tripod, hit the shutter and ran back up higher before the surf got me.
I was feeling pretty proud of myself until the water engulfed the tripod, probably a foot deep, when I thought, AM I CRAZY? What if the water knocks it down, and just carries it out? Fortunately, since you are seeing this, that didn't happen. But you know us film makers, we take unreasonable risks for our craft.
Well, let me know what you think of it! I could put up a few more. Maybe I'll dust off Adobe Premiere, the equivalent of Photoshop for video, and do some editing, add some music and the like.