6 thoughts on “Izzy Video 009 – Hard and Soft Light

  1. Hi,

    Great stuff. I look forward to your podcast every time a new one is posted. Your video dolly shots also helped me to understand my still digital camera better (How zooming effects perspective).

    How do you find the time?
    How do get your family to be such willing helpers?
    I have a 5 year old. I couldn’t get him to do it unless I bribed him.

    -Rob

  2. Rob,

    Thanks for the great feedback. I’m glad to hear that these episodes are helpful. It’s fun for me to make them, and it’s great knowing folks are watching them, and that they might be getting something out of them.

    How do I find the time? Well, I don’t really follow sports, and I don’t get out much, so I have a lot of time at home. The park where I shoot most of the video is right across the street from my house, so you might consider it “highly accessible”. Cuts down on travel.

    How do I get my family to be willing helpers? I tell them I’ll play Xbox with them afterwards. (Definitely a bribe.) That’s pretty effective.

    Congrats on the 5 year old. My oldest turns 8 this Wednesday. Blows me away. Time flies. Luckily I have all that video of them growing up!

    Anyway, thanks again for watching. Please feel free to request content for future tutorials. I’m always looking for good ideas . . .

    – Israel

  3. Izzy,

    Thank you so much for yor willingness to share your knowledge of video.

    I am a third grade teacher in Southwest Missouri with a passion for video. I had been using Final Cut Pro since v. 1.1 and felt that I could make a go at a side business. So, I went out on a limb this last summer and invested in a G5 and Final Cut Studio. I feel comfortable using the different software in the suite, but shooting good video has always been my problem.

    I really appreciate your willingness to share, the way in which you do it, and the topics you have so far chosen. I look foreward to many more.

    By the way, I too have a GL2 camera, and I would appreciate and insight you have to using the camera more effectively. I have tried my hand at the depth of field when I saw you were using the same camera.

    Thanks,

    Paco

  4. Hmmmm… request… I thought about something that is important to me when shooting video. Maybe you could discuss the different types of mics. When I take video I always hear my voice when I laugh. I have a big laugh, but it gets in the way of the video I’m shooting. I know there are mikes I could attach so as not to hear my big laugh, but I don’t know how to decide which one under different budgets.

    -Rob

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