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Monday, March 27, 2017

New Direction

I went for a brief walk along the West Song Walkway today to try out a little upgrade on my video equipment because I've decided over the last few months that I want to do a little more video. I'm also working with a new video editor because the last one has not kept up with the various Windows upgrades. So, today was a very experimental day. What I want to produce is video that is a little more immersive, that lets me take you along with me as I move around this city. I can't say that today's effort was very successful but it is a step in the direction I want to go so I am sharing the video below though it is decidedly a very rough cut. As for the picture above, it is a little flock of American Wigeons having a snooze near where I ended my walk.

6 comments:

jmd.andco said...

Watching the video, it did feel like I was on the walk with you … with the benefit of being able to pay attention to more details than I likely would have had I actually been on the walk.

William Kendall said...

I like the walkabout video!

The Furry Gnome said...

This looks like it will be really interesting!

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your more than kind comments.

@jmd andco: The app I use to produce the impressionistic style is inside my Sony A7r camera. I haven't tried to find an Android app that does the same thing but if you search the Google Android Play Store for "Camera effects" there are lots of free apps that have different effects, some of them quite similar to what my in-camera app produces.

jmd.andco said...

Thank you, Benjamin. I've been checking out the Play Store camera effect apps, trying to find one I like that doesn't also have a lot of ads. Will let you know when I'm successful.

Mike Laplante said...

I've played around with some video and cinemagraphs from time to time. I like the very pleasant music... it goes very well with the imagery.

I live right next to Rainbow Park... the one in Saanich, a stone's throw from the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary.