• 03-22-2010, 11:37 AM
    Photo-John
    Something Different For Me
    I've made a whole bunch of box-opening and tradeshow videos now. My editing skills are getting a touch better and my video gear has improved a ton. What I haven't done is any kind of narrative video. Pretty much everything has been my straightforward on-a-tripod educational style. So I decided on a little project and followed through with it. It's a cooking video where I make my favorite sandwich - a BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado). I shot this with the Olympus E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera. A lot of it was shot with the camera's continuous auto focus. That didn't work so well but I figured it made a good sample video for people who want to know how the E-P2 performs. I think the video image quality is good but continuous AF should be used very selectively.

    BLTA Sandwich How-To Video >>

    Anyway, I wanted to share. Friends and acquaintances appear to have been entertained by this video. And as far as content goes - this really is a special sandwich. Feel free to abuse (critique) me. I am working on improving my video skills. Poking around on Vimeo shows me just what a baby I am with video. Humility is good for the soul though, right? :)
  • 03-22-2010, 11:58 AM
    Old Timer
    Re: Something Different For Me
    Locking the door to office and am off to the house to start frying bacon!
  • 03-22-2010, 12:14 PM
    Iguanamom
    Re: Something Different For Me
    that was great. you didn't get into the toasted or untoasted debate...probably too controversial!
  • 03-22-2010, 12:25 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: Something Different For Me
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Iguanamom
    that was great. you didn't get into the toasted or untoasted debate...probably too controversial!

    There's no debate - toasted. Anything else is sub-par and indicates generally questionable taste.
  • 03-23-2010, 06:06 AM
    Grandpaw
    Re: Something Different For Me
    Watch out Rachel Ray :D :D Jeff
  • 03-23-2010, 03:28 PM
    Skyman
    Re: Something Different For Me
    PJ you should have warned me. I am on diet at the moment and now I have a craving for bacon.

    incidentaly, you really don't need to use fades so much, they are usually only used to mask jaring editing jumps. and a tripod all the time (or a very steady operator) really really helps. having some steady shots and some shaky is quite distracting.