Friday, December 19, 2014

1 Free Stock Footage Clip is Electrifying

I have finally released a clip that I had been hoping to get since I started this blog.  Lightning.  Am I happy with it?  Kind of.

This was shot at 240 frames per second during a pretty intense lightning storm.  What was nice is that the high speed camera was able to catch bolts that were originally too quick to see with the naked eye.  At that frame rate and shutter speed though, I was getting some severe "partial flash sync".   I've done what I can to correct that issue, by partially removing frames and also stacking concurrent ones and using some creative blending techniques to rebuilt the actual lighting condition.  It was a labor of love.  Many times when I run into a technical issue like this, I take the time to learn from my mistakes correct the initial error in post, and create a game-plan on how to not let something like this happen again.   As of right now though, I'm honestly not sure what I would do differently if another storm were to present itself.  I was happy enough with the end result to release it, considering I do not have any lighting clips up yet.  Hopefully in the future I can get you something better.

You can preview and download the clips by clicking "read more" below.  Happy Downloading!

A brief still of a longer and available stock footage clip of a lightning storm.

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This video was shot using a Sony NEX-FS700 and the Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Lens with a Metabones EF to NEX Speedboster Adapter


  1. Absolutely breathtaking...thank you : D

  2. Thank you, especially for the PhotoJPEG option!

  3. Thank you!!! amazing!

  4. i got 3 of your clips, can i use it in youtube for storytelling? tnx

  5. Thanks! This reminds me of dragon ball.

    Have great day.

  6. so kind of you.. much appreciated x