I decided to dip my toe into the world of video and produce a “behind the scenes” documentary of an outdoor studio photo shoot – photographing a professional soccer player. My goal was to demonstrate the use of studio strobes and speedlites to freeze the athlete in mid-air while he did a scissor kick.
I went into the project with big expectations and imagined a high-end production result. I see all these great videos on the web and I thought, how hard can it be. Boy, did I ever have a rude wakeup call. Two of the editing suites I used, Sony Vegas and Camtasia, have a large learning curve. I now have a newfound appreciation for video editors and sound engineers.
Regardless of the mediocre results, I learned a lot about the craft of videography, and even managed a few giggles along the way, between bouts of pulling my hair out.
In the film, I also show the post-processing work in Photoshop necessary to get to the final frame. Enjoy.