Sunday, May 27, 2012

BBC Formula 1 2012 - 06 Monaco GP - McLaren duo Hamilton and Button swap...

An example of why BBC is still better than Sky in its coverage of F1. Great segment, with the sporting Mclaren drivers trying out presenting and producing respectively.

Great video shot with the Nex-5N, and the detailed setup provided by Johnnie Behiri is great. It does show that a consumer camera can achieve great things, but quite a lot of additional gear is needed. Just look at notes under the video.
  • Lenses: the kit 16mm f/2.8 and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses (my decision using those lenses was based on their "off the shelf availability").
  • Creative style: "Sunset". Settings: contrast -3, saturation -1, sharpness -3.
  • Format: AVCHD 1080/25
  • Tripod: Sachtler DV8 SB
  • Rig: Vocas
  • Camera bag: Kata FlyBy 76
  • Audio: Tascam DR-100 recorder, Sennheiser G2 EW100 wireless system, Sanken Lav mic, Cos 11D
  • Electronic VF: Cineroid Metal HDMI version
  • Light: Cineroid mini LED light L2C
  • Editing: Adobe Premiere CS2 with Cineform Neo4k
  • Color correction: Cineform “FirstLight”

Subaru BRZ- First Drive Roadtrip

Useful tips on how to shoot a car review video. Maybe it's weird to talk about that, but that's what came to my mind while watching it.

  • piece to camera
  • shots of non-car stuff to act as fillers (e.g. paying toll, filling up at petrol stations)
  • shots of the scenery
  • wide shot of both cameraman and driver from back
  • music and actual audio fade in and out  

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Unplugging from the Net

I'm leaving the internet for a year | The Verge
Am happy that the writer is trying out this experiment of staying offline, but I suspect most of us would not be able to do it.

Not because we're addicted, although this is one factor, but because our work requires us to use the Internet, e.g. to be contactable via email.

I would like to try a lite-version of this experiment though. Deleted my Facebook account once, but had to restart it for work purposes. Perhaps I can start with rationing usage.

Transformers Prime

The cartoon graphics may look quite kiddy, but the plotline and action are not. Great storytelling, and quite a bit of severed metal. Worth a watch in my view. Am on to Episode 5 already.