This is my first try at some more serious video and it proved to be a challenge. I had the possibility to use some very professional gear from the university for the shooting, but simply did not have the time to sit an learn it, so I chose to use a NEX-VG10. That one, in turn, proved to be such a frustrating device (it is possible that my photography background or the Japanese menus had something to with that), that I ended up borrowing a NEX-5N with the kit lens (which did not fit properly on the tripod) from a friend and shooting with it.
Many mistakes were made, but the experience was rather exhilarating (not the editing part though; as is often said in photography, get it proper in-camera, and this proved to be the same for video, only multiplied by the number of frames). I am certainly more interested in video now.
A big thank you to the tatami artisan, Yoshida-san, who was kind enough to invite me in his workshop and patient enough when I was messing around with the equipment.
Last, but not least, big props to Stefano Targa, whose great music I used in the video, more precisely the instrumentals “Kim Long” and “Dragon & Tiger” (Jamendo : http://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a36067/budo)