I’ve not used my 550D for filming in quite a while, so I dug it out and took it along on my walk in Battersea Park and made a short video from it.
Here’s a highlight video of me backpacking South East Asia in December 2014. I spent a month and a half travelling around Asia, starting in Thailand, travelling up to Laos, across to Vietnam, down to Cambodia and then on to Malaysia.
This September, Laura and I went on a 2 week California road trip, and I took the opportunity to take along my GoPro and my 550D along to capture the trip and edit a short video from the footage - and this is what I ended up with.
My thought’s on some of the videos I watched this week: Inside Out, Why I Wont Buy A New Camera and a Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki
Today I came across some old footage I shot on a summer’s day two years ago on my commute home from London. When I was shooting the video I think I was just playing about with the camera as I had it on me and the light was nice so captured a few shots. The idea at the time was to put the video together into some kind of edit or a 5x5, but as time went on the footage got forgotten about. After watching a Philip Bloom camera review today (I have my eyes on the Sony A7S) I remembered how much I liked his short edits in his reviews. So I got went searching for the footage, looked for some free music to put the edit to, jumped into Premiere, and came out with this.
The other day I went to a gig for Smoking Grace, a local band that my brother is in. I decided to take my camera and film the gig to create a music video for it. Here are the lessons I learnt from shooting my first live music video.
I recently came across some footage I shot at a train station I was at while waiting for my change over and decided I had enough to edit it into a 5x5 video.
After Effects is a great program for motion graphics, special effects and compositing. I spent a lot of my time at university learning After Effects and playing about with it looking at different effects. But it’s been a while since I have used software, so I followed a couple a of tutorials from Videocopilot to get me back into things.
One of the main reasons I got the 550D is to start making films with the camera. Above is a beautifully shot short film made in Iceland using a 550D by Klara Harden. Watching it has given me a few ideas on shooting documentary style shorts, and documentary creation is a direction I want to head in.