This is a short film/music video I have made where I wanted to test my new camera first and foremost, but also show people why I love to photograph nature.
At certain points I had the camera mounted on an old Velbon D-500 Video tripod (I believe my father bought it over 15 years ago) which is very wobbly from excessive use over the years, but I did my best to counter it.
Very many of the shots have focus pulls which I did manually without a follow focus(!).
I used a 720 60p mode for the shot where the water droplets hit the ground.
Even if 60p doesn't slow down the footage much (no more than 2.5 times) it still helps to give it a more fantastical feel.
This entire video was a project I did on my time off from studying and therefore I used most of my spare energy and I am now feeling quite exhausted and ready for a summer vacation doing mainly what I feel like doing.
For this project I used a Canon Eos 7D and a variety of lenses.
Lenses used in the making of this video:
Canon EF 50mm F1.2 L USM
Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO OS HSM
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Since i began making this video I have also shot more clips which I feel didn't fit in this video, so I might make a video consisting of those shots in the future.
I have also invested in a Zacuto DSLR Sniper stabilizing shoulder rig which I will use in just about any new production.
I edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and did all color grading in After Effects CS5.