Been learning a lot about my equipment through different video reviews and blogs today. Been shooting with my Canon 60D almost my entire stay in Japan. Recently, with my return to Videography, I’ve learned more about High Dynamic Range which applies to both media. I also started studying about Color Grading and frame-rates in relation to video quality. Again, most of this can also apply to Photography as well, not all, but a lot.
My quest to document my next visit to Japan was inspired by a single video by a team of videographers from the youtube channel called, TokyoStreetView. I was amazed at the stability and, more importantly, the clarity of the footage they film. Through their website, I was able to research their equipment and find out what they used and started to research the heck out of it. Their night time, low light, videos were super clear and coming from a very amateur video background, this was absolutely mind boggling to me.
Their fireworks video really solidified it for me:
So here I am, fast forward a few months and I’ve upgraded my camera gear and finally fine tuned my settings. My footage has gotten a huge boost and I think I’m ready to roll.
I am trying to find inspiration to practice out here in Rota, Spain, but it’s been an uphill battle trying to enjoy a place that is quite the opposite of Japan. Hopefully I can find the motivation to force myself out there to practice so that when I do get back to japan, I will be ready, experienced, and more skilled to document my stay. My new gear is definitely fun to work with, but sometimes I wonder if Spain is worthy of being filmed. Yes, I feel that strongly about it. (ᗒᗣᗕ)՞