Otakon 2011 Compilation Video

Looks like I forgot to write a blog posting about the video I compiled for Otakon. I didn’t take much source content at Otakon, so I just used what I had and made it work. In a few words… camera shake and fast panning. So not the most amazing video I’m sure, but you might find it interesting…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYqCd1OiT48

Music by Stefano Mocini
“Dance Explosion” & “Dance till-you-drop”
Used under the Creative Commons by-sa license.
http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/92073

So what was I trying to accomplish? I wanted to show the convention as a whole. That meant a lot of crowd shows along with anything else I came upon through the event. Every clip of people dancing was just being in the right place at the right time. I was limited to using the 40mm f2.8 and 85mm f1.4 lenses as that’s all I brought to the convention. In retrospect and looking forward, I want to try shooting a complete video with my 14mm lens to minimize camera shake and image tearing from fast horizontal panning.

I should be going to a convention in Chicago on Saturday, so I’ll have the opportunity to try my plan out. I’m going to dedicate the K-7 and 14mm lens to video and use the K-5 with 31mm for pictures. I might switch things up if I want some portrait style video or wide angle photos.

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