I've just put this up on Vimeo too, I think the quality is better there….
Do ya'll think Vimeo is better than YT?
Very nice job on the video.
I was interested to see how you did on the focusing as it is all manual.
Did you use any kind of rig?
I am just starting to play with video on the 60D I just bought. I never shot much video with the T3i I had because I was discouraged by the manual focus. However, having played around with it over the weekend, manual focus is easier (not easy - just easier) than I thought it would be. Still need much practice, but I am encouraged by the initial results.
I mostly played with the 50 1.8 and the Sigma 10-20 which gives some unique results.
I like being able to move the focus where you want and not where the camera thinks it should be.
Thank you for watching!
No, no rig...I shot pretty much EVERYTHING using the camera mounted to my manfroto monopod with a video head on it.
Everything was manually focused by me as I was shooting it. My secret? Editing.
I would move, focus and shoot....move, focus shoot...etc. When editing, I looked for action I liked and then hoped I had sections of that part that were in focus. This was truly a run and gun type thing.
Yes, most all of the wide shots were with the Rokinon 14mm. Most everything else was with the canon 50L f/1.2 lens. I rented it for this, and really fell in love with it.
I"m currently saving to buy the 50L.
But with manual focus...I just would set the mono pod down, and try to focus through live view. If I had time, I'd magnify the focus to get sharp as I could, and then hit record immediately...and got what I could.
My problem is, I'm horribly nearsighted, but with age, somehow getting farsighted too. So, during this or any shoot I do with manual focus, I find I canno wear my contacts so I wear my glasses, and when focusing, I look over my glasses to get very close to back of camera to focus, but when moving about, I just do it best I can and hope I get good focus shots.
For instance the clip of all the brides dancing on stage where the guys run up with them, the focus isn't great on that...and I had to crop in which makes it worse, but I liked the scene so much that I just threw it in for a short time. I was actually using the 14mm with that I think..and it was on my monopod which I was holding up way over my head about 10ft or more in the air total with my height figured in.
They were happy with the video and asked me to do again this coming year. This year, I'll get footage of people with interviews and all too...and try for something more than just a montage.