I wanted to touch base with you!
Location shooting has finally finished for the next Pal2Tech video! Finally. It was a lot of work getting all the examples done. And I’ll probably end up using only a few of them in the final video — but the advice I learned I will pass along to you.
This new video will be all about how to achieve good Time-lapse photography on the Fujifilm X-T3. Like the focus modes video, this one needed real-world examples. But, man, I had no idea it would be so involved — and would take me to multiple locations and different states.
I originally was going to just shoot it all in my backyard. Yeah, I WISH it had been that easy.
But I needed to experiment with Sunrises and oceans, so I went to Jekyll Island, Georgia.
I got the sunrises, but felt I needed to demonstrate urban city conditions and faster speeds, so I went to Washington DC.
I returned back home, and then spent over a week doing nothing but just shooting ice melting after ice melting after ice melting over time-lapse. Over and over again, testing all kinds of parameters, lenses, settings, etc.
So now I have the studio segment to shoot, and then the editing. That’s at least 2-5 more days. If I get lucky, depending on how quickly I can get it done, I may premier the video this Sunday, but we’ll see.
IN OTHER NEWS
I’m redoing my studio. You won’t notice much difference on camera, but behind the scenes I’m revising all the ways I create the videos. The emphasis is on speed, lowering the time it takes to set up the lights, etc. and get a ‘jump in and turn on the camera’ mindset.
I need to lower the barrier to getting these videos made. I love doing them, want to do more, and a lot of my improvements will help get that going. For example, I have my external audio files now auto-saving to Dropbox, then reappearing directly in Final Cut Pro editing folder — without me having to pull out an SD card, etc. It saves about 3 minutes, but this all adds up.
I’m also working on a new video. The topic? I’m going to put a mirror back on the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera. Yeah, you heard that right. More details once I get THIS video finished and launched.
Until then, thank you for being there.
See ya soon around this electronic campfire.