There is a little used function on my DSLR and it is called VIDEO. When my wife Chris Walker said she wanted to get her old sewing machine out and make herself a dress, I thought it would be an interesting topic for a short video and I might learn a new skill in the process.
Here was my chance to try out Amateur Photographer (06.02.16) magazine’s “Tripod Tricks”, in which it attempted to explain how you can use a cheap tripod to produce high quality looking footage. They highlighted techniques such as The Crane Shot, The Stabilised Shot, The Low Angle Tracking shot and The Slider Shot. You won’t see all these successfully achieved in the final edit as I struggled with panning and focussing, (no auto focus on an 1100D) but happily the machine and The Dressmaker take centre stage..
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