Saturday, 15 January 2011

My new set up and a cruel discovery

So I finaly got my new lens and Im very happy with it. Only just used it for photography yet but I have a good feeling about it. Since my old Iphone isn't very fit for taking photographs I had to borrow another image of my new lens.
It's a bit heavy but has a robust feel. More of that in later posts. Being as excited as a kid on christmas I did some research on what I would use the camera for. A Vimeo account later I found Final cut pro's Optical flow; A kind of super slow motion. I even dreamed up a short using it but then reality hit me square in the face. 

While my old Mac book pro is strong enough to edit movies it isn't even close to being able to handle any extra straineous editing at all; Like processing Optical flow. That mean I have to go on a hunt for a facility that has that capacity and until then I have to stick to old "boring" storytelling with people talking and stuff.

That's all for now and I'l be in touch.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Welcome to the new me version 550D

So, DSLR you say. Yes, that's what I'm saying, or rather writing. Been a dreamer all my life and this christmas I bought myself a Canon 550D with the intention of trying to make movies. Since I'm new to this HDSLR thing I decided to create a blog and document my struggle from zero to hero. Did I mention I was a dreamer?

Some quick questions:
Why english and not Swedish? 
Well, the internet is a big place as you might have noticed and since the obstacles I will run into are universal for anyone picking up a DSLR for the first time I thought I would share them with the world instead of just tiny Sweden. Remember this when you pick apart my grammars and choice of words please.

What will you write about?
My goal is to make a short movie to enter into the annual local short film festival (Filmörnen) so with 6 months to go I will try to document the steps I take mainly from a technical view. I might throw in some script thoughts as well if anyone shows in interest but mainly I will focus on me getting to know the camera and filming. There, I just formulated my short term goal from this blog. Impressive!

What have you done before buying the 550D?
Moviewise I have made some pretty amateur stuff with my old video camera and I even managed to enter a short film to the festival last year. Past very unnoticed I can say. I have been interested in still photography for a few years now so I can manage in that department pretty well but moving pictures are new to me and the results I see when I google DSLR video had me convinced that I would be making epics in no time.

Time to order a new lens so I will be back when all my money has been spent. Comments are most welcome. What would you like me to write about?