Here is my long overdue overview of what I personally thought about my teaser video, film shooting, and everything else. First of all, I am very happy with my 50mm lens that I have purchased early this year. I've done research and a 50mm lens is supposed to be the lens that is used most to shoot professional video and by professional I mean the Hollywood filming type. I was really excited to see what I can shoot with this thing.
As I started shooting lots of film, it felt great! I really wanted to show the world what I see when I head out downtown. After looking through all the video I filmed, I noticed that there's lots of shaky cam. I was disappointed by this because it looks like a amateur home video. This I would say was my biggest failure! I was kind of discouraged to continue this project afterwards for awhile, but then I realized I can learn from failure. I am hoping that someday I invest in equipment to shoot steady video in a professional level.
Enough about failure and let's talk about what worked. There were times when I did carry my tripod and the results were phenomenal. The best shoot I believe was when I went out to this auto show. In this auto show there was a motorcycle event and I got super close to capture the action. There was a moment when the motorcycle was literally like a foot away from touching my camera…yeah it was stupid of me because I could've gotten my camera broken, but it was well worth the shot I took! This was my overall success of my project so far.
Editing is always a difficult process. I tried to tie in video clips that were closely related to each other. For example, I wanted to transition all the city clips together and then all the vehicle clips, etc. I believe I did a decent job at doing this part of the video. Like I said, I was kind of disappointed with my shooting so I was limited with what I wanted to do in the editing process. I chose the song for the video because one: Chicago based artist, two: I wanted a very short song for the teaser, three: wanted to send a message to all my family, close friends, and everyone who were close to me… a message saying thanks for being in my life and I'll always remember and miss all those good times.
Thanks again everyone for watching and for all your support! I have tons of shooting for this project, so you might not see another video again for a very long time. So stay tune!