Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4 Free Stock Footage Clips Are Just My Type

I've been really lucky lately to have the opportunities to cross a lot of shots I've been meaning to get off of my list.  These next 4 (and probably more in the future) are the result of an excellent garage sale find.  With the lenses I have available to me, I was able to get some pretty nice somewhat closeup shots of this typewriter's typebars.  I had to get these with my Canon 24-105mm (non-macro).  The 24mm Sigma I have, that would allow macro focusing, was too wide when brought in close to the machine.  I'd definitely like to revisit this when I can get my hands on a longer macro lens.  The ribbon on the machine was also misaligned, so I wasn't able to get any visible type on paper.  I'm looking forward to tinkering with it to see if it is an easy fix. I had hoped to get some shots of the machine typing "The End" and "Once Upon a Time".  I'd also like to take the carriage off and get a POV shot from the paper's perspective, but I think I'll need a longer macro lens for that as well.  So as it stands ... 4 for you now ... more for you later.  I shot this both in regular and slow motion.  I love the energy the regular motion typing has, but the POWER behind the slow motion shots really blew me away.  It's like every keystroke was a KO punch.  I do acknowledge that I blew it with the audio for the real time shot.  The camera mic wasn't even close to being hooked up or near me when I started doing this.  I've been so used to no audio anyway when doing all of the slow mo work that I just completely overlooked it.

Once again I've included some different angles/options to hopefully help in editing.

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These videos were shot using the Sony NEX-FS700


  1. These are really cool. Thanks for posting!

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