Saturday, 10 January 2009

A Real Videographer

I thought I'd share this short film with you. The cameraman?? is a guy called Philip Bloom. I was given the link a while back by a mate who does video work and immediately liked Philip Blooms work and style. He uses a pretty expensive kit but for anyone shooting short clips on a camcorder (myself included) there are some good pointers (if you watch what he does) on what not to do. Notice the almost complete lack of zooming and minimal use of panning. Keep the camera fixed and let the image move thats what Video is about. Another effect he uses is shallow DOF to isolate the subject, this isn't easily done on a digital video camera, even a Pro spec model, in fact he uses a very clever lens adapter on much of his work, however it can be done to a degree. Anyway here's the clip.

Return to Siberia from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

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