Vintage Vehicle Rally

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Nytram1309
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Hello all

Here's another recent effort ... a difficult film to make as I had to try to be in many places at once! Wind noise was a huge problem on the day too.

Comments appreciated and thanks for watching

http://exposureroom.com/members/Nytram1309.aspx/assets/dbaa1cfd90fe44d4942de77a1ccb2d90/

Martyn

johnd
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Hi Martyn,
was this shot on the Panasonic still camera?
Nice film, helped by a good diversity of vehicles, I'm been to a few vintage car rallies but you have captured some cars I've never seen before (I have a soft spot for the BSA type three wheelers).
You've certainly got a good variety of shots and the getting the displayer to start the engine was a nice touch. I always want to get someone to do a piece to camera about their car to make the film less run of the mill, but I always chicken out asking them.
Back to the film, the head-on perspective shots worked very well. My only down point was exposure - the closeup of the lads with the car driving past in the foreground would have benefited from manual exposure.
John

Bob Aldis
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johnd wrote:
My only down point was exposure - the closeup of the lads with the car driving past in the foreground would have benefited from manual exposure.
John

I would be interested to know if that was a mistake or deliberate. I quite liked the effect

Bob Aldis

Nytram1309
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Thanks

Hi John

Yes ... I use the Lumix FZ18 still camera in movie mode ... I like the simplicity. However, there's no zoom whilst filming, no continuous focus adjustment, and certainly no control over things like exposure. But I try to work around the limitations because I love the 28mm - 504mm Leica lens, the cost of the camera, and the ease of getting clips into editing software.

I also thought about having the odd owner talk to camera ... but I would have had to have had more than one and I feel it would have made the film much longer if it were to be balanced. Also, wind noise in the camera mic was a huge problem that day.

Anyway, many thanks for watching and taking time to comment ... it's much appreciated .... Martyn

Nytram1309
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Bob Aldis wrote:
I would be interested to know if that was a mistake or deliberate. I quite liked the effect

Hi Bob ... I have no control over exposure with this camera. But you know, had I a camera with manual control I wouldn't have captured the shot ... I'd have been fiddling around with settings, menus etc lol.

Always pleased to have these things pointed out though ... love learning more about all this ... kind regards ... Martyn