Video showing the turning on of the Christmas lights in Denver, first at Union Station right by our loft, and then down at City Hall. There were lots of people out and about, so it was a fun evening, with a variety of music, a Christmas Fair, and more.

Filmed with my Lumix GH1, edited using iMovie, using tips from "The Little Digital Video Book" by Michael Rubin. I am pretty new to video editing but was pretty pleased with how some of the multiple angle shots came out, especially of the bell ringers.

A few more technical details ... this was filmed at 720p 60fps, using the 14-140mm kit lens and the built in mic. And it was just filmed using "auto everything" - exposure and ISO was handled by the "intelligent auto" (iA) mode, which I have found copes very well with a range of situations, and I used auto focus too. All the sound (including music) up to about 3 minutes was recorded from the built in mic - I added some pre-recorded piano music for the last minute or so.

The raw video footage was processed using VoltaicHD and edited in iMovie 09.

For everything except the brief footage inside the restaurant, which was hand held, I had the camera on a "poor man's steadicam" which I bought for the bargain price of $39.95 at bit.ly/4yox9x. I don't have experience with other steadicams but have been very pleased with how well this works.

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