This short film was shot during a 8 minute drive from Petco after my fiance and I took our puppy for his first visit there.

I wanted to work on my focus follow techniques in DSLR HD cinematography so I sat in the backseat and started recording.

I shot this with the Panasonic Lumix GH1 DSLR using the Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm kit lens.

The camera was set to record in AVCHD (advanced Video Codec High Definition) at 1280 x 720 in 60p.

I put the camera in Movie Mode and changed the settings to Manual controls.

I converted all the footage to 24p in the software, Cinema Tools 4.0.1 and then I edited in Final Cut Pro 6.0.6.

All the exterior and interior car sounds where recorded with the GH1 and also put through a 24p conversion in Cinema Tools which I felt gave the sound a interesting effect so I kept it as is.

The entire production took about 3 hours of work.

_Walter (pixelfilmmakers.com/)

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