by Zach Harvest
It seems my obsession with smooth video is becoming unhealthy. I bought a video slider. Ill post a pic of it later. I bought it because I have been pining over product shots of tech based youtubers. It seems they all have a competition for the best shots and they're really getting to me. This slider...The outcome could not be closer to my expectations. In fact! It produced shots I didn't even think I got. Let me level with you. I don't feel that my shots to date have had the dreamy appeal I thought they would have, as they wouldn't. I'm not a pro. BUT I haven't spent a lot of time on the equipment so it will improve with time. These shots are quite literally out of the box. The only time I spent using it was attaching my new fluid drag video head to the slider, making sure it slides, and picked it up and wen't downtown. I wen't to the dock that I have't gotten a good shot of yet. A tall order for a thing I just pulled out of a box, I know. I got to the dock and DUCKS! I saw the ducks. I put the slider down (cus ducks...obvi) and did the slide. I filmed them pruning, swimming and stuff, framed it all nice. And I packed up and wen't to try some other shots on the trail up the way. After I was done filming and was on my way to get a drink and review the footage on my laptop, I did some review from the camera. As the videos played back on the monitor, I was surprised at how good they looked! I mean, it could just be small screen syndrome, and they have to be out of focus or something. NOPE. They are just kick ass. This thing rocks. I nailed focus, The slide was smooth. REALLY SMOOTH. The fluid drag head did its job well. I need to work on it a little and make sure that MY motion is fluid. But all in all. I could not be more happy and I look forward to filming all the shit this week. It's going to be great.
Check out the grade and edit! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5gRarvHyXZSNXMyODJuUVVKZjQ/view?usp=sharing
Looks great! especially love the slide across the deck with the ducks passing behind the tree
on Mon Mar 07 2016 05:03:49 GMT-0500 (EST)