Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1 Completely Free Stock Footage Clip Blows

I had much different expectations when I tried to capture this clip.  Working again with my macro lens and it's razor thin and shallow depth of field, it became very obvious that I would need an extremely controlled environment in order to capture what I originally wanted.  What is here, while not what I planned, is the organized chaos you find in a lot of projects that wish to depict kind of "dream-like" emotions.

Honestly, I can't take credit for this one.  None of the stuff here was intentional.  The shifting depth of field wasn't due to camera work, but from the movement of the dandelion while it was being blown and held.  The shot also looks handheld, but it is on a tripod.  I discounted it the minute it wrote to the the SD card and didn't even look at it for a while after, just moved on to the next idea.  When things slowed down and I had a chance to sit down, I was very pleased at what I found.  Everything is working against itself, and you know what, it works! Hope you can use it!

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

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

extreme close up of a dandelion and it's seeds, the background is heavily out of focus

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This video was 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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