We’ve made a few instructional video’s this year. Starting last December Elliott Mariess filmed a couple of very popular titles and we’ve been adding to them over the summer. We had a busy end to the season and have just got round to filming our latest which is all about lenses and the effect different lengths have on your picture.
We’ve had over a quarter of a million views on our youtube channel in the last year, a very good start, we get around 1,000 views a day at the moment and hope to add a few more short videos over the winter.
This one was a lot of fun to film, it’s not often I get to use lenses that cost £8,000, Shanine did mention I looked a tad excited. Most of it was shot in one take, except the part with the 50mm lens…… That took so long I thought about leaving the lens out altogether Some good out takes for the future. In the opening spiel with Eden, Shanine was doing her best to make Eddie laugh, you can see how well Ed did, very nearly but looks great on the vid.
Local pro Andrew Le Poedevin was kind enough to lend us the lenses we didn’t have in our collection (all the expensive ones) and helped us with the production.
Editing was fun too, changing from Final Cut Pro X to Premiere Pro caused a few headaches. Learning new software is always very time consuming to start with, you know what you want to do but can’t find the tools!