l have several different microphones. Which one I use depends on what I’m recording my video with and where I’m recording it. Recently, I have been recording video primarily with my iPhone 7 Plus, but I do, occasionally, still use either my Olympus OM-D E-M5 II or E-M1 I.
Those who know me know I’ve always been a JIC packer, that is, a “just in case” I need it kind of traveler. And, to some extent, I still am. However, on recent trips I’ve gotten better. This is, in part, because of the bag I love to use, the Tenba Cooper Slim 13 Slim.
It's been over three months since I've written a blog post here. Why? For the same reason I discussed in my September 26, 2017, post entitled "Video Has Consumed Me. Still Room for Blogging?" And that nets it out: video continues to consume me. It's fun. It's the future.
A few weeks ago we returned from a 22-day vacation. We spent six days in Rome, Italy and did a transatlantic cruise back home to the US. In Rome we had a nice two bedroom, two bath apartment (AirBnB) in a bustling neighborhood near Vatican City.
It’s often difficult to know what gear to take on a trip. The "Just In Case" fear kicks in and you take too much. At least that’s what happens to me. As I think about our upcoming trip, those thoughts fill my head. And, in addition, on this trip more than any previous trip, I know I want to capture a bunch of video as well as stills!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a 360 degree picture worth? A million? More? I think so. Imagine an image that not only shows you one famous monument but let’s you move the image to see a second one across the street from the first!
First it was to be a 52-Week Project and then back to a daily photo project that picked up with 304 days left in the year. Now that “304-Day Project” seems to have died a slow death. March 22nd, Day 20 of the “new” project, was the last day I posted a daily image. About six months ago. And that time coincides with my revised interest in learning more about storytelling, especially storytelling with videos.
The basic concept of mobile journalism or video journalism is that journalists today can pretty much work as a one-man-band simply by using a modern smartphone with an excellent camera - iPhones seem to dominate because of the quality of the camera and all the varied accessories available for them.