Preparations for live-streaming are now almost complete and I hope to be doing a test session (possibly from Rainham Marshes) on Wednesday 10th Jan. I’m using the software encoder OBS in conjunction with an Elgato Cam-Link HDMI capture device and two cameras. At the moment my small laptop can’t cope with the usb bandwidth for two Cam-Links so one camera will be a normal usb webcam. The other is my A7s2. The more difficult aspect is balancing the audio using the A7s2 microphone for both camera views but I think I’ve got that worked out now using OBS. We shall see! I’m using a 4G up-link. (The force is strong, I think).
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Another experiment with iphone5 filming. Put (thrown!) together in 30 mins filming and about 1 hr’s editing with DaVinci Resolve 14
I have never been a fan of films made on mobile phones but it is said that the best camera is the one you have with you. When I found myself in that situation I decided to reconsider. There are obvious limitations but it does re-emphasise the fact that content is the most important feature of any film rather than the technology. Having both together is undoubtedly best. I decided to give it a try when looking for fungi and deer in Epping Forest in Autumn and was struck by the wonderful spectrum of colours as well as spotting a small group of fallow deer.
I also tried at a fireworks display which seemed to work slightly better.
Filmed on an iphone5 and edited in DaVinci Resolve 14.
Have spent a very enjoyable fortnight filming 8 episodes to promote Project Malachi, a pop-up hostel for rough sleepers in Redbridge. It is much needed and a very welcome extension to the Redbridge Winter Night Shelter which has been open for 6 years.
Info here: https://www.facebook.com/ilfordpopuphostel/
After being used for a phishing attack, this site is now up and running again.