A music video I shot for Chriscol a week ago and finished editing the other day. I shot the video on my Canon S95 once again. I’m really liking this camera a lot Anyone watching the video concerned about the really old tombstone that moved, he honestly didn’t expect that to move! I’m not sure what the deal was with the open tomb either… They’re all roughly 170 years old most of those graves.
A few tech details here. All the shots apart from a couple at the church were all hand held. The image stabilisation on the S95 works quite nicely. I usually just leave that turned on anyway. For the shot where Harry and Chriscol at the back were walking past the graves, I actually held the ghettoblaster playing the music and the camera at the same time, whilst walking backwards! A couple of my fingers and thumb were wrapped around the handle of the ghettoblaster, while the my thumb and other fingers held the camera above handle. Amazingly, it worked really well. The extra weight helped stabilise the camera.
For editing in Vegas 10, the videos were converted to 24P Cineform Avi files. I tweaked the exposure using Cineform First Light on a few of these so the exposure matched on all clips. The colour grading was then applied to the edited video track as a whole. Below you can see the chain of plugins I used in Sony Vegas 10.
Fill light -> Magic Bullet Mojo -> Newblue VE Film Tint -> Newblue V3 Gradient Tint -> Neat Video
I also used Boris FX’s BCC7 lens flare on a number of clips.