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Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:55 am
by richandfleur
Another holiday video mashup/music video/memories captured.

(May need the HD Quality to be selected)



Pentax K-S1/K-30, usually 35mm DA lens and a GoPro Hero 5.

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:45 am
by Smeggypants
That is fucking superb!!!!

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Seriously Superb!!

It's creative, it's dynamic, it's captivating, it's fun, I had a smile on my face all the way through.

I've watched it 3 times already and want to watch it again :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Re: Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:52 am
by richandfleur
Smeggypants wrote:That is fucking superb!!!!

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Seriously Superb!!

It's creative, it's dynamic, it's captivating, it's fun, I had a smile on my face all the way through.

I've watched it 3 times already and want to watch it again :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:




So just to be clear, you like it? :chin:


All good. :thumb:
Was cool to have the opportunity to go, and might give others some ideas of how to capture this sorta stuff. Not saying it's the only way by any means, but it's a type of approach that can capture a vibe, and be interesting and fun to watch back in later years.

Shows the image a Pentax camera can give in video, and this is all manual focus, so the usual gripe of no tracking/continuous AF doesn't need to hold you back. I think the image is already really good, but at the same time there are some basic things that they could improve upon. Their 2012 spec offering is looking a bit long in the tooth now, with an update to bit rates, focus peaking and mechanical SR being the usual wish list points.

Given the back story of over a year of cancer treatment for the girl with the hat Amelia, it's going to be a lasting memory for the family I suspect. On the plus side, she's progressing really well through her treatment, and things are looking positive at the moment.

Re: Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:19 am
by Derek897
Smeggypants wrote:That is fucking superb!!!!

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Seriously Superb!!

It's creative, it's dynamic, it's captivating, it's fun, I had a smile on my face all the way through.

I've watched it 3 times already and want to watch it again :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:



No, really it is that good. :) :) :)

Glad to hear that the girl is doing well. Hopefully that continues.

Savage captures to have. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:39 am
by richandfleur
Some cuts were too fast really. Had a lot of good content to wade through. Favourites were the slow bits, looking through the tent openings to frame the shot etc. Oh and the slowmo waves, and simulated drone shots on my painters pole :thumb: this was the first real down time like this in over a year of treatment. Hopefully on the home straight now :fingers_crossed:

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 pm
by Derek897
The tent bit was lovely, great to see kids being kids, including the big kids :) and your simulated drone worked a treat :thumb: :thumb:

Re: Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:27 pm
by Smeggypants
richandfleur wrote:Some cuts were too fast really. Had a lot of good content to wade through. Favourites were the slow bits, looking through the tent openings to frame the shot etc. Oh and the slowmo waves, and simulated drone shots on my painters pole :thumb: this was the first real down time like this in over a year of treatment. Hopefully on the home straight now :fingers_crossed:



That's part of what I loved about it though.

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:43 am
by Steve.Ledger
Yeh, Agree - fast cuts are good and add pace to a fun vid.
Well done Richard, top class.
And not one smartphone to be seen!! :thumb:

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:49 am
by richandfleur
Much faster edit this year than last years pace.



Similar video, but different family and reason.
Last year was all GoPro too, so this one brought a different look.

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:38 am
by dpmiller
Just lovely, Richard.

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:53 pm
by doingthebobs
Thanks for showing this, really enjoyable. :)

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:50 pm
by McGregNi
Slick work there Richard, and some nice timing co-ordinations between action and soundtrack! A great sense of involvement for the viewer and there's some good changes to the pacing which keeps attention throughout.

For myself, (not liking modern music and guitars much) I find it is the music that becomes the dominant tone and atmosphere setter ..... I would like to hear more of the real sounds and conversations, and less music. I suppose you could have a faded section and bring out the other sounds, but I accept that the style and pacing are really linked to the song.

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:49 pm
by richandfleur
Great points Nigel, and you're right, it didn't go unconsidered.
With the short cuts, it really is about the visuals, as the audio gets chopped very abruptly. In this type of content, keeping the original audio doesn't work particularly well.
What you can do is overlay audio, letting it run on longer than the edit, but then it doesn't relate to the visuals anymore and can be distracting.

It's a cool area though for sure, and yes you can lower the volume of the soundtrack, or even put a notch filter on it to remove music content in the range of people speaking, so the two don't clash.
http://nofilmschool.com/2015/05/simple- ... -stand-out

The third option is to dump in audio separately, as sound bite effects, but that's way more time than I've got to play with, so music video it is :thumb:

Holiday Video - Pentax and GoPro

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:23 am
by Gravelrash
Great to see Richard. You are to be congratulated :thumb: