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DIY Slider Build

I finally got around to building this slider. I think it’s been about a year since I bought some of the materials for it. I’m really not much of a handyman, so it took me several trips to the hardware store, but it’s done and here are pictures to prove it.

I will post some test footage on the blog later on. For now I’m glad to have it built.

It was quite a bit cheaper than anything you can buy, but performance will not be as good as something more standard either. Either way, I thought it’d be fun to try it out.

Here’s the plans that I followed- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybfxw8i1Qjk. I had to improvise a couple of steps. Oh, and if you want to do anything with PVC, do yourself a favor and get a PVC cutter tool!

Stay tuned for some test footage.

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Fall Festival Highlights

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

We had our Fall Festival at church recently and as always I throw together a little highlights video.  For this video I used my new Canon EOS 7D with a Canon 50mm 1.4 fs lens.  It was so bright I had some trouble seeing the LCD screen and focusing.  I haven’t bought a viewfinder addition yet.  I had to play with settings a little but still had over-exposed footage that I tried to fix in post.  It’s amazing what you can do with a flat video with a simple levels adjustment in After Effects!  To steady the shots a little I simply held it in my hands but put the strap around my next and held it out to where the straps were taut.  I haven’t bought a HDSLR Jaybilizer for it either yet.  I went through all my footage this way and then threw it into Premiere, added music and edited to the beat- everything from cuts to flying or bouncing balls.  I tried weaving a bit of a story.  The dunking booth served as bookends and the tricycles were a theme recapitulated (sorry had to get that word in).  Of course at the end is the message of why we put the Festival on, and that is that Jesus loves YOU!

New Lens and DOF test

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Here a new test of that famous switch the focus effect (focus pull) with the Canon 50 mm f/1.4 lens. You can hear my son wanting to play with the neighbor, but we were leaving to try out the camera (Canon 7D) and the new lens. See previous post for a Slow-mo test.

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