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Video tips – Point and shoot wedding video

By Jannet Walsh

If you think your point and shoot camera isn’t good enough to shoot video at the next wedding you attend, think again!

I had the chance to shoot a video with my Nikon Coolpix AW 110 camera, along with a few shots from my iPhone 5S this past weekend. Take a look a the video below and think of ideas for the next wedding you attend as a guest and want to shoot a video as a wedding gift!

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Is that a mustache on your camera? A tiny Nikon Coolpix AW 110 camera with a wind muff or “Dead Cat” to reduce wind noise. Photo by Jannet Walsh, ©2014, All Right Reserved.


[vimeo_video height=”360″ autoplay=”no”]http://vimeo.com/105525594[/vimeo_video]

Tips for shooting video at wedding with point and shoot camera

 

  1.  Bring a tripod to shoot the ceremony and make sure you’re not in the way of the “official” photographers that were hired for the wedding. The tripod will help prevent shaky video.
  2. Think about adding an external microphone for better audio. If you can’t attach a mic to your point and shoot camera, think of adding a wind muff or “Dead Cat” to reduce wind noise if you will be shooting outside. I use one fromWindcutter for my point and shoot, Nikon Coolpix AW 110, and you can also find one for an iPhone and other cameras and devices.
  3. When you can’t use a tripod and are moving around to capture video,  use your camera strap, making sure you put it around your neck. Create tension between your neck and camera with the camera  with camera strap to make the video steady.
  4. Bring extra camera batteries and storage cards. Also think about bringing battery charger for camera just in case.
  5. Download your photos and videos and edit your video.
  6. If the audio isn’t good due to wind or other reasons, think about adding music that is safe and llegal for use when you post your video online. Vimeo, YouTube both have resources for music. I love Audio Jungle where you find great music for your video.
  7. Enjoy the wedding and shoot great video and photos to share with the bride and groom, and especially family that could not attend wedding.

Best wishes!

Jannet Walsh

Seattle Timelapse – iOgrapher

View video at Vimeo

By Jannet Walsh

From Murdock, Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2013 to Nov. 2, 2013

 

Jannet Walsh with iOgrapher, a tripod mount for the iPad Mini, at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington.

Jannet Walsh with iOgrapher, a tripod mount for the iPad Mini, at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington.

My trip to Seattle on the Empire Builder Amtrak train from St. Cloud, Minn., was one of my favorite parts of 2013.

I’ve been several times to Seattle on the train as a child as my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr. worked for the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroads.

The trip was dream like in many ways, as I wanted to show in the video, and it was the calm before the “storm” a few weeks before my aunt Margaret  Anne Walsh‘s death, Dec. 4, 2013. I would start to live or stay overnight at the nursing home until her death.

I had been a caregiver for three years, also caring for details for my late mother at the same time.

I really think the trip to Seattle helped get me ready for the personal storm I was about to encounter, the death of another family member.

Video and photos were shot in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 27, 2013 to Nov. 2, 2013.

Some of views in the video include the famous Pike Place Fish Market, the Space Needle, the Seattle Monorail, Puget Sound historic Amtrak King Street Station, street views from shops, such as fashion designer Luly Yang, a ferry ride between Seattle to Bainbridge Island and view from the city.

 

Evening views of the Space Needle were shot from a neighborhood city park at Kerry Park, 211 West Highland Drive, Seattle, offering a view of Elliott Bay, central city and Mount Rainier. Camera buffs from around the world capture the Space Needle on the 500-foot pedestal and the ferries gliding across the water. The land was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kerry to the city of Seattle in 1927, for all to enjoy the view, according to the sign at the park.

Below is a list of details of gear I used for the video. Everywhere I went in Seattle, I was being asked about my iPad Mini mounted on a tripod with the iOgrapher, special mount for the iPad Mini, almost wish I flyers as I spent a lot of time talking about my photo gear.

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Jannet Walsh used the iOgrapher, a tripod mount for the iPad Mini, at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington.

Gear used for video Seattle Timelapse:

Nikon Coolpix WD110

iPhone 5

iPad Mini

37mm lens iPad Mini used with iOgrapher

iOgrapher, tripod mount for iPad Mini

Timelapse Apps for iPhone and iPad Mini

Tripod, Manfrotto 190CXPro3

Mini tripod, Manfrotto 2009

Camalapse

Micro Ball Head,Manfrotto 492LCD, to mount extra camera on top of iPad Mini iOgrapher

DiffCase for iPhone tripod mount

Video edited

FinalCut Pro X

Music: “Translation”

Royalty Free Music

By Tim McMorris

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