“The Alamo”

We woke up Sunday morning with no plans. So we packed up the kiddos and headed to downtown San Antonio. It was a wonderful afternoon spent outdoors around the Alamo. Shot with Canon T2i w/ Canon 50mm 1.4. Sun was super bright, I was really wishing for a ND filter.  I have an ND Fader on order, so just had to make due with what I had. It was fun!

Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and exported to 2.35:1.
music by:  Spoon
song:  “I turn my camera on”

Thank you for watching,
Rod

One response on ““The Alamo”

  1. Dave Dugdale says:

    Rod, I have a lot of family videos like this one where everything is in slo-mo. It fun to do.

    When you are doing slow motion at 60fps 720p do you use a shutter speed of 125?

  2. Rod says:

    Good Morning Dave. Your right, slo-mo can be really fun and rewarding! And yep, that’s exactly what I do, when I’m ready to shoot slo-mo, I will bump it down to 720p/60fps, and then move the shutter speed to 125. Whereas for 1080p,the shutter speed is at 50. Thanks for the question. -Rod

  3. Rod says:

    Good Morning Dave. Your right, slo-mo can be really fun and rewarding! And yep, that’s exactly what I do, when I’m ready to shoot slo-mo, I will bump it down to 720p/60fps, and then move the shutter speed to 125. Whereas for 1080p,the shutter speed is at 50. Thanks for the question. -Rod

  4. Looks good. I just got my T2i a week ago and have been hesitant to take it out in public places to shoot stuff because I don’t want people to think I’m creepy. But coming from a standard camcorder background, I really need to do it since the best way to learn something is by doing it.

    Liking your blog!

  5. Rod says:

    Thanks Marshall! I think one of the advantages of filming with a DSLR and not a camcorder is most people think you are just taking pictures, they have no idea that I’m filming them. :)

  6. randy says:

    Hey Rod,

    AWESOME video. What are your settings for premiere pro cs-5 and what do you export as?

  7. Rod says:

    Randy,
    Sorry about the long delay in getting an answer to your question! I have created another blog post, that I hope will give you the information you are looking for. Check it out and let me know!
    http://foursandyfeet.com/2010/09/ask-rod-export-settings/

  8. Nathanael says:

    Hey Rod, my question is similiar to Marshalls, but you say you don’t mind shooting in public because it looks like you’re taking photos. But surely they will think you’re a creep taking photos of them anyway?

    Do you ask for peoples permission before you shoot them?

    Nathanael,
    CameraDSLR.net

  9. Rod says:

    Nathanael,
    First of all, thanks for stopping by, I enjoy your site, CameraDSLR.net! To answer you question, do I ask people for their permission before I shoot them? Yes and no. If it is a large crowd, I will likely not ask most of the time. However, if it is a closeup on a single person, like the lady selling snow cones in the video above, I will walk up and ask politely. Knock on wood, I have never been told no. Also, I carry with me copies of a release form and my business cards just in case it is requested by the subject. Sometimes, this makes them feel more comfortable and makes me appear less creepy. :) Like I mentioned, I have had good luck with people on the street, most of the time they are excited! Again, thanks for stopping by and your question.
    Rod

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