Friday, June 2

Flowers on the Plot

Martyn has a piece of photographic kit called a DJI Osmo. It's a hand held gimbal camera. It looks and feels very different to  a normal camera. It looks different and you hold it differently.
It doesn't have any sort if viewfinder and so in order to see what you are filming you need to attach it to another device such as a mobile phone or tablet.
If you are filming video and want to include sound then you also need a microphone.
Martyn uses the Osmo to allow him to take smoother video whilst walking around. So when taking Osmo video you have to be aware of where you are walking, watch what you are filming on the phone screen and point the camera in the right direction. Additionally if you are recording a narration you need to think of what you are saying and make sure you don't turn your head too far away from the microphone. 

I am explaining all this as the other day, I 'had a go' at filming the flowers on our plot using the Osmo and I want you to view my attempt sympathetically.

Usually we edit our videos and have the opportunity to remove parts that we don't want and also refilm bits that go wrong. We want our plot tours to be more natural and so the film below is as shot from start to finish warts and all. There are plenty of mistakes hence my plea for sympathetic viewing. If after all that you still feel like watching - here goes.





8 comments:

  1. Your gardens are so expansive, I don't know how you and Martyn do it! I loved the video - it was just like walking along side you on a tour of the garden.

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    1. That was the effect that I was trying to achieve, Margaret which is why I didn't do any editing and left all the mistakes in too.

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  2. Gosh your gardens are enormous! I really enjoyed the visit, and you handle that gizmo really well. Your flowers are way, way ahead of everything here too.

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    1. The video was just the allotment plot, Deborah we do have a garden too but it isn't very big. I'll have to do a tour of that one day.

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  3. Impressive bit of kit. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. Martyn likes his gadgets. Maybe I will have another go and get a bit better at it. It's a very strange way of filming. I you become a sort of manual drone.

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  4. What a marvelous gadget, you do get wonderful smooth video!xxx

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    1. It is strange as when you actually watch the camera working. The head is bouncing around, Dina.

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