Last year, my wife surprised me with a short weekend trip to London for my birthday, which resulted in a short video called "Birthday in London". I had my new BMPCC with me and wanted to try it out. So I just filmed the trip. A few months later we spent her birthday in Prague - and I didn't bring my camera. Another few months later we planned a trip for my wifes sister to Madrid...and I started to see a pattern.
Of course I brought my camera again and filmed three days in Spain, resulting in the second entry of what might become the "Birthday in..." series. Let's see where other birthdays might take me... :)
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
- Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Lens
- Variable ND Filter
- 5 Batteries (Never needed more than three)
No external mic. Just the barebones camera. No rig, no cage, no nothing. I did all audio in post.
I edited in FCPX, then sent it to Davinci Resolve 11 Lite for Grading and here and there some stabilization.
Then back to Final Cut for finishing touches. Title inserts, rGrain noise footage, etc. The opening title was done in After Effects.
Vimeo's compression doesn't show the clip as crisp as it is. For the best picture, just download the original file.
It looks amazing on a 55'' TV... ;)