Hi guys, this is my first personal video project. I'm a Filipino from Cagayan de Oro City, currently working in Abu dhabi. First time with video shooting and pretty lucky its with the Canon EOS 7D. I never had a video camera of my own before until now. I'm still trying to learn this thing thru good ol' self-learning and getting inspiration from a lot of people all over the internet. But oh well, there is a first time for everything I guess. Please don't be too harsh on the critiques! hehe.
All shots done in abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Using up 2 separate mornings and one cold afternoon for video timelapse. I also tried to shoot when there was nobody around, like early morning or when everybody else is working and in the office. Even tho I have a lot of things in mind, I was not able to really stay long out there and shoot. I have a very busy schedule and very little free time.
All shots using Canon EOS 7D.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L USM
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
(I just wish I had at least a fluid head, a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 coz 24mm on 7D is not very wide; because of 1.6x crop factor on Canon, and if somebody would let me borrow a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM for a few days, that would be great! -oOo-Shameless plug-oOo-)
Editing was in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Very n00b Color grading done in Adobe After Effects CS4, preparation of EOS 7D Videos using MPEG Streamclip for windows.
System used was an average laptop called HP Pavilion DV6. It has intel Core 2 Duo P800 2.53GHz but still very slow to render and convert Full HD 1080p. It's "slowness" frustrating. But it still gets the job done, it just needs a little more time tho.
Music: Chill Sessions Chill in Arabia: Snow Desert - Speechless Project (TQT Mix) (So! sorry I forgot this one on the video ending credits, shame on me)
Friends and family. Erwin Magbanua (vimeo.com/wingdezigns) for being my mentor in this Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects thingee. Titz Tizon for being my on-call consultant for all things about Nikon, Canon and beyond. Ratfobya for being my drive and inspiration. Wella Maria Hong for being my trusty assistant.
(Sorry for the letterbox on the video. Will upload a larger version later.)
Most Colorgrading learned from: VideoCoPilot and GreyscaleGorilla and youtube
UPDATE: I have uploaded a new video without a letterbox . Resolution is 1280 x 720 - 24fps - H.264 - mp4
The awesome PATRICIO MUñOZ of 7DPro.com helped me in putting up a short Q&A workflow article on the 7D.
Time Lapse TOP Travel Attractions in 22 Cities (Locations):
Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong Skyline from Victoria Peak, Kowloon Peninsula, Causeway Bay, Tramway Tour, Jardine's Bazaar, Queenway Road, IFC, People Crowds on Nathan Road )
Dubai, UAE (Dubai Skyline, Burj Khalifa, Opening Fireworks 2010, Dubai Mall Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Moonrise, Safa Park, Big Car Traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road, World Trade Center, Jumeirah Mosque, New Year's Eve Fireworks)
London, England (London's Big Ben Clock Tower, The London Eye (Millennium Wheel), Aquarium across the Thames River, Westminster Bridge, Tower Bridge, London Dungeon - Shop of Horror, Piccadilly Circus)
Paris, France (View from Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Bir-Hakeim, l'Alma, Pont des Invalides, Pont Alexandre lll, Boat Traffic on Seine)
Cannes, France (Famous Carlton Hotel, Boulevard Croisette, Moonrise, Mediterranean Sea, Old Port, Vieux Port, Cannes Aerial Cityscape)
Rome, Italy (Colosseum (Coloseo), Vittorio Emanuele II Monument , Venice Square, Roman Forum (Fori Imperiali), Trajan's Column, Colonna Traiana)
Milan, Italy (The Duomo Cathedral, Vittorio Emanuele II Galery, Crowds people in Duomo Square, La piazza del Duomo)
Dublin, Ireland (The Spire, O`Connell, Ha'Penny Bridge over the Liffey River, O`Connell Street, The Millenium Spire, Jim Larkin Statue, Temple Bar Street by night)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Edinburgh Panorama, Edinburgh Castle, The Hub, Red Telephone, Grassmarket Street by night, Cowgate Street, Old Town)
Vienna, Austria (Vienna Aerial View Skyline, Vienna International Center, Danube River, UNO City, Donau)
Monte Carlo, Monaco (Monte Carlo Cityscape, Panoramic Aerial View from Exotic Garden (Jardin exotique), Fireworks Festival Show, Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel)
Prague, Czech Republic (Prague Castle, Old Town, Church of Our Lady in front of Tyn, House of Sexton, St.George's Basilica, Town Hall, Astronomical Clock)
Macau, China (Rua Cidade Tavira, Praca Ferreira do Amaral, Grand Lisboa, People Crowds in Largo Do Senado, Largo Sao Domingos, Ruins of St. Paul's (Ruinas S. Paulo).)
Brussels, Belgium (City Hall, Hotel Ville, Grand Place, Grote Markt)
Bruges, Belgium (The Belfry of Bruges, Belfort (Medieval Bell), Market Square (Grote Markt), View from Belfort, City Hall Square, Flemish Community Day Concert.)
Munich, Germany (Marienplatz, Altes Rathaus, Isartorplatz, City Gate.)
Berlin, Germany (The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral, TV Tower, Berliner Dom, Fernsehturm, The Reichstag Buiding, Potsdamer Platz, Bahn Building, Hauptverwaltung Deutsche Bahn)
Zurich, Switzerland (Zurich Panorama, Old Town (Altstadt), St. Peter Church, Limmat, Our Lady's Minster, Fraumunster)
Bratislava, Slovakia (Panoramic View, Danube River, Most Lafranconi, Einsteinova, Aupark, Expo, Razusovo Nabr, Night Car Traffic)
Cairo, Egypt (Nile River, 6th of October Bridge, Aerial View from Cairo Tower)
Barcelona, Spain (Rambla del Mar, Casa Mila, La Pedrera, Passeig de Gracia, Placa de Espana, Magic Fountain, Fontana Magica, Sagrada Familia)
Lisbon, Portugal (The Castle of Sao Jorge, Castillo San Jorge, Plaza de Dom Pedro IV, Rossio, The National Theatre, Aerial View of Praca Da Figueira, King John Statue (Estatua a Dom Joao I), Gloria Funicular (Elevador Calcada da Gloria), Praca do Comercio)