I decided to share with you my first ever video shot in HD on my new Nikon d7000. I was hesitant to share because it needs so much improvement, but that will come with time. Videography is so much different than photography but I love it because you can tell someone's story in motion. There are several things I learned while making this that I will post after the movie.
Untitled from Aja Vaught on Vimeo.
Ok, so as you can see...so.much.i.need.to.learn.period. First of all, I need a stabilizer so I am an researching making a homemade version. Second of all, FOCUS. You have to manually focus which is difficult when you can see to well to being with and you're looking at a very small monitor and you're chasing after a moving target trying not to shake the camera. That will take practice. I will get it down and I promise they will rock! Finally, I may need to buy a better editing program like Final Cut. iMovie does pretty good, but I would like more consistent control over the colors. That is that. Oh, and one final thing I absolutely must say is 'Thank You' to my dear ole' dad for making it possible for me to have this camera so I can do something I love. He has always encouraged us kids to be creative and use our abilities whether it be art, music, photography or in this case videography. Dad...I love you like biscuits and gravy ;) Thank You.