Thursday, April 30, 2015

2 Free Stock Footage Clips Are Over the Hill

Ever since I first tried my macro lens, I knew I wanted to try getting a shot like this. I happened to notice a few ant colonies popping between up my backyard patio stones, saw the sun was hitting them perfectly, ran and got my camera and viola!

You can see the ants are busy carrying sand out of the hill, they must still be in the early building stages. The clips are from 2 separate hills. The lens crates a razor thin depth of field. From some of the shots I took, ants would turn sideways, and I couldn't get their entire body in focus. I am thankful for the FS700's "End Trigger" ability which allows me to capture the footage at 240p AFTER I've seen the action. I waited around for these buggers to hang out in the "sweet spot" for long enough that I felt like it could be a usable clip. If you look closely in the background of both clips, you can see that there is actually a lot of commotion, the focus drops off so quickly though that it is tough to focus on all of it.

I hope you enjoy these two clips. You are welcome to use them in your projects you are working on, or keep them in your clip library for future work.The only thing you cannot do is turn around and offer them AS stock footage. Have fun with them!

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

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These videos were shot using a Sony NEX-FS700 and the Sigma 180mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro with a Metabones EF to NEX Speedboster Adapter

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