Here is little video of my new year's resolutions or lack of them. I talk about aspect ratios in the video. When I uploaded it to Youtube I found out why no-one use different aspect ratios here. You can't use end screen if you use different aspect ratios than 16:9. This means I will get back to 16:9 on next video.
I didn't felt like going out to shoot last night. But after almost four hours of walking and shooting I got some good footage. I got really good footage of fireworks. I am tempted to color grade it and releasing it without cutting. I might do that if I don't manage to do proper video for this week. I usually do music on Sundays but I haven't even started to edit footage yet and it might require some heavy color grading. I won't be able to start making music today. Editing should be done by today.
Video will probably be three to four minutes with one and half minute of fireworks. I wasn't sure what I was doing but guessing worked. I had my second widest lens on camera. It was 12 mm. Widest would have been 10 mm. Not big difference there. I just guessed where to point the camera and got almost everything without having fireworks on small part of the frame. I didn't need to adjust anything during fireworks. I just let camera do its work and enjoyed the fireworks.
I tried new way to stabilize camera with strap. It worked nice when I tested it. I still need to learn it better. It doesn't give as stable image as gimbal but it is faster and draws less attention. It could be close to gimbal if you are good at it. It looked really good In video where I learned it from. Idea is to make strap one point of contact and stabilize camera against strap. It might look bit silly but it works better than I expected.
Not buying new gear got good start. I bought plugin from sales during weekend and learned to use older ones. I might still need more analog sounding delay but I should have reverbs and delays covered now. Just don't ask how many of them I bought during weekend. Good thing is I learned to use them better when tested what I had and compared to demos. I should manage with what I have at least until next sale.
Monday is training day but I still feel last night's almost four hours shooting trip. I probably force myself to gym to keep the schedule. Right now I don't feel like it.