A Winter's Day at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Under Water, Over Land

Under Water, Over Land
Tools & Techniques for Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife & Underwater Videography.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 2nd, 2008, 08:08 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Leeds UK
Posts: 43
A Winter's Day

Hi

I've posted this short film onto YouTube, it's made up of the footage I took a couple of weeks ago that I didnt use in my AWOL #7 entry Sea Fever,
( which I hope you'll check out and give me some feedback on if you get time. )

One of the things I need to master is the flying bird thing, as you'll seen in the Barn Owl clips on Winters Day I've got that strange effect of seeing several wings at once, any tips would be appreciated, I'm using a Canon xl1s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtVO91xl1A

Cheers

David
David Watkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:44 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Penymynydd, Flintshire, North Wales, UK
Posts: 40
The multiple wing effect can be caused by having the shutter speed set too high, most of my filming is based around birds & I don't like going above 1/100" second maybe 1/125" at the absolute, I also do the same for birds moving on the ground etc., for still birds I use any speed.

Your film had a nice smooth flow, using early morning shots & then flowing as the day progresses. Some films can be ruined at the editing stage by putting mid-day shots in during an early morning/day sequence & the flow is ruined, your shots had a good flow sequence. Be wary of sloping horizons, as this can give an effect of water flowing off the screen, this is a pet hate of some judges. I spend a lot of time in Norfolk & its my favorite place for birds & wildlife, always nice to see good films/footage about Norfolk.
David G. Burt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2008, 04:57 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales
Posts: 734
The Norfolk coast really was wonderful that week - especially the sea being like a millpond.

I think you've done better than I did with the marsh harriers, though I haven't looked at all my footage yet. And I didn't get the barn owls on video at all.

That multiple wing effect is a problem that I've had and asked about it on this forum. I think it was Dale that suggested switching to progressive mode, instead of interlaced, and that has certainly helped a lot. Don't know if you have that option on the XL1s.
Annie Haycock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 3,004
Definitely have shutter speed at 1/60 if possible.

I have also found shooting in progressive gives me more of the look I want to see.

then slowing the flight footage down slightly will also help!!!
__________________
DATS ALL FOLKS
Dale W. Guthormsen
Dale Guthormsen is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Under Water, Over Land

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:57 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network