Friday, October 24, 2014

1 Free Stock Footaqe Clip Is Very Deer to Me

I was out shooting the other morning while there was a nice fog over the area.  I initially had my lens pointed at a bush branch that was to my right, getting really nothing in particular (dew-like folliage shot).  This guy was a tiny bit curious and actually walked across the field to get a closer look.  I slowly panned my camera to meet him.  As you can see he is very cautious, but also curious.  I didn't have that long of a lens on me at the time, so I'd say he got about 15-20 feet away from me.  I think the bush helped mask me a bit.  He got spooked and  ran away when I tried to unlock the tilt on my tripod in an attempt to center him up a bit more and decrease the headroom.  All in all, a pretty nice morning.  Hopefully this clip will work well with my other deer footage too.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2 Free Stock Footage Clips for Your Morning Drive

I pass this area quite a bit when driving through the city, but never took the chance to stop. When  I had realized that I had recently uploaded my 200th video clip (YAY!!!!).  I wanted to celebrate that, as well as the growth in traffic, by posting more traffic.  I spend a nice morning hanging out on this overpass watching cars and school buses on their way in to work.  This footage was taken during the beginning of what is our morning rush hour.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

1 Free Stock Footage Clip Skips a Bit

This was another clip I grabbed during my quiet morning on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Because of the same condition, this might match up well with my previous clip "1 Free Stock Footage Clip Shore is Pretty" which was shot on the same day at the same time.  I had the camera very low and wide for this shot.  I tried as hard as I could to place the initial skip very close to the lens (It couldn't have been more than 2 feet away).  That mixed with the slow motion, makes the skipping stone appear very large compared to what you might normally expect in a shot like this.  The stone I threw was honestly about 2-2 1/2 inches round.  I like the minimalist quality that this clip has, as well as the disruption that is created in the water from the stone.  Hope you can find a use for it somewhere!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

1 Free Stock Footage Comes Again Another Day

I managed to make the best of a rainy morning the other day.  Thanks to a overhang off of my house, I was able to get the camera down to a patch of dry ground to catch this low profile shot.  Having the shallow depth of field helped isolate/highlight a strip of walkway.  To me, watching the droplets this slow, almost makes the rain enjoyable.  Perfectly paired with a morning cup of coffee.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

3 Free Stock Footage Clips Are Good for the Gander

I found myself looking for something to shoot the other day before making my way into the office.  I decided to go down to a pond that I know has a variety of waterfowl that consistently visit.  While I am happy with how these turned out, due to the side of the water they decided to gather on, I was fighting the sun for a good portion of it.  There were other clips I had captured, but between the hard glare of the sun, the tiny size of the LCD screen in relation to the glare, and my more than brisk pace to capture something nice within the time frame I had given myself, I was kind of guessing on the focus sometimes. This, in my opinion, didn't make the footage as sharp as it needed to be.  I hope to get a larger/better monitor soon.   These 3 files though, passed my personal QC requirements.

As far as my winged subjects go, they really didn't care that I was there which was nice, but that just meant they would slowly drift away from me.  I feel a little bad, because I had to keep pretending to throw bread/seeds so the birds would come closer to me and stay at least a little bit interested.  Overall it was a peaceful fun morning, I just need to figure out how to drink coffee and shoot at the same time better and I'll be all set.

One wonderful benefit to going out and shooting random videos, is you get to learn quite a bit about your subjects.  Like my friend in the 2nd clip.  What I HAD though was just a goose, might actually be a "swan goose" (I'm in the process of trying to verify this since they are native to China and Russia mostly).  I didn't really know there were that many different types.  I also didn't know that I would be so interested in finding this stuff out.  I'll be a Ornithologist before you know it.

So here you are.  3 free clips that should cut somewhat well together if you need them for a project.  If I could do it differently, I would have varied my subject placement to alternate between left and right justified, but hey,  maybe I'll go get some more to solve that.

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These videos were shot using the Sony NEX-FS700