Music: Sunny Road by Emilíana Torrini
My second attempt with the Twoneil DOF Adapter. I discovered an old photo tripod this time that I thought I would use to help control my shaky hands. Unfortunately I also discovered how useless an old crappy featherweight tripod is when its windy.
Being my first video camera and first twoneil adapter, each video I make is a real learning curve and I'm really enjoying making mistakes. One thing you have to watch with the adapter is that you don't accidentally zoom out any time during shooting. To calibrate the DOF adapter you need to do a very minor zoom past the black bars that the adapter creates. During filming it can be quite second nature to zoom out, even accidentally, and the black bars (usually on one side) don't always show up in the viewfinder.
You'll see in a few shots I have tried to hide this with some pretty average vignetting. Considering putting a piece of removable plastic over the zoom when using the adapter.
This video was taken in Perth, overlooking the Swan River.
If you want to know more about my (relative) successes and failures, check out the Indecisive HV30 Buyers Guide at http://hv30.wordpress.com