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OregonVelo 1:52am, 25 March 2008
What are peoples thoughts of videos of the meetups? I would be interested in having one for the mountain bike meetup, but would also like people thoughts of having them at the regular meetups.
dansana 10 years ago
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
i prefer no videos..we're photographers arent we? but i'm not stopping anyone from filming a meetup...
Whoowl 10 years ago
I personally am not as comfortable in front of the lens as behind it. I don't really like being filmed unless I am actually doing something for the camera. I guess stills of me don't bug me that much.

Speaking of that.. Where is the group photo from the last meetup?
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
We don't have to do it... I was just thinking that it would be a way to enhance the learning process. People would be able to see how you are setting up, your thought process (if you talk), and the end results. I have liked the few that I have seen come out of other strobist meetups and off of strobist.com.

I just thought if a one of our members also liked doing video and video editing that they could make a video if they wanted.
mrjonathanpotter 10 years ago
If i still had a motion camera I'd be game, but I've kind of gotten away from that in the last few years. I do love video with a passion though, maybe I'll get my hands on a video camera this summer and we can go from there.
As far as video from cycling events I think they are really cool, but I've always found that still photos are a bit more dynamic. I know that isn't what you were referring to specifically, but still.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
@mrjonathanpotter: I agree with you, it is hard to really cover an event with one motion camera. I always like what John Wilson did with his end of the year Cross Crusade video. He mixed action motion with still and even used motion technic on still photos.
Auzigog 10 years ago
We could also set up someone's camera (Rebel or other Canon) to do a time lapse photo video of the whole event: www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-TI-Graphing-Calculator-in...

If we had enough cameras. We could have one set up at each station and we could watch as people set up their lighting and watch the model's pose.

Just some thoughts.
mrjonathanpotter 10 years ago
@eyeRmonkey
I had that idea myself, I just got an old canon G3 which has an intervalometer (time lapse mode) but for whatever reason the camera just shuts it self off after two shots. Oh well, if I can get it working I'll bring it and set it up at a meet.
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LukeOlsen PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by LukeOlsen (admin) 10 years ago
The Seattle strobist group combined a time-lapse video with full motion video which I thought turned out pretty cool. I think the key would be if someone who is really interested in video editing to take the lead on this and do it (referencing what OregonVelo said). But I'm with metakephoto and Whoowl on this - I'd rather be behind the lens.
Boring Boy Scott 10 years ago
I personally don't care if someone takes video or not. I know I enjoy seeing the videos from the other meets...

Do I like being in front of the lens? Not that much - but it doesn't bother me. Because A- I am not being interviewed, and I know after editing, etc I won't be on screen much...
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
So the question is, do we have anyone that likes video editing? And someone that is willing to to time-lapse and full motion video with some stills?
DennisGoetz 10 years ago
At the January meeting we had someone taking video.. did anything ever get made from that and the pictures we sent in?
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OregonVelo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by OregonVelo (admin) 10 years ago
It is in the same place that the group photos are at.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
I guess i'll completely contradict myself from my "were photographers not videographers" post 2 weeks ago, but there's video on flickr now. And I think it would be cool to do a 60-90 second video/timelapse/slide show of our meetup/photoshoots. Personally I still dont like to be video taped , especially when i'm learning & practicing something. But i'd be more than happy to see a slide show/time lapse of the day, minus live video. I think having behind the scenes shots, final shots and a time lapse would be more than enough. But as of midnight tonight i'm open to possibilities and suggestions. Or maybe i'm just tired and should go to bed now...

Anyone want to take the intitiative and put together one for the April shoot?
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
If anyone has a camera with an intervelometer, it can just be set up and go throughout the meet.
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