With some help from James and Danny, I got to put my 7D to good use and test out some of its video capabilities. I shot some footage above the Americana in Glendale (HD, 24fps) and attempted some tilt shift effects in post (After Effects). I also ran some of my melody maker’s melodies through VST samplers for nicer sounds, and put it all together to make these little scenelets.
I’m super pleased with the results! It doesn’t compare to a real tilt-shift lens, and these are definitely inspired by the master of all of this, Keith Loutit, but I’m already excited about hunting down some new spots. And hard drive space. 3 minutes of HD video is a little over a gig.