Well here it is folks! The official launch to my Equine Videography portfolio with my very first piece!
Now this is a bit different from the kind of video I will be specializing in for the Horse world (Documentaries and Promotional videos), but I knew that my trip up to Sundre, AB shooting the Wild Horse count video was going to be an experience to remember, so I just had to make the whole experience my first video in my portfolio. We couldn't have asked for a nicer day as the sky was as clear as it could be.
***𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼, 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰𝗹𝘆.***
Going on about the day, I was shooting both videos simultaneously throughout the day constantly switching back and fourth between two different cameras. Everything was happening really fast so I had to pre-plan and act really quick to film both videos on the fly simultaneously. You will only see "some" of the footage of the wild horses in this one video.
Now because there was strict guidelines as for how much gear I was able to bring in the helicopter, I had to resort to using my action cam for shooting this video. I also was unable to have my action cam on my head (my original plan) for a first person perspective as there was just not enough space. However, the toughest sacrifice by far was not being able to use my tripod or monopod so this made it a real challenge in stabilizing not only myself but my lens when it came to the Wild Horse count video. So unfortunately I had to shoot it handheld - not ideal, but again you have to work within what you are allowed.
I underestimated just how much vibration happens in the helicopter and how difficult it is to stabilize your cameras while still having to stabilize and position yourself seated in a very tight space. It was tough, I had to limit how I used my cameras inside that cockpit while not getting in the pilot's way or obstructing his field of view.
The one thing that I would have liked to incorporate was the pilot speaking (or any of the other three members in the helicopter), but the sounds from the rotors and turbulence was just too strong and because we communicated through headsets, you can't make out the voices.
Click on the Preview (with the big play button) right at the top of this post to watch my video. Make sure you turn up your volume!!! Video is not even half as good without sound!
I hope you all Like it!
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