Over the last few months, I've started work on editing a number of different videos from my road trip across North America, and they're all in different stages of completion. Including the one I posted in my last blog post, I've gotten 4 of them posted online so far.
The first one here was shot in Western Alberta (Canada) at the Athabasca Glacier. I filmed this video at different spots on the way up to, and on, the glacier. It was a cool experience for me; I've been to the glacier before, but never on it.
I always loved the white of the rocks, which contrasts nicely with the green tones of the water in the canyon. I had to get creative to capture a few of the shots, which is half the fun of it. I must have done at least 10 takes of the shot that follows the river as it flows directly underneath me. I was in the middle of the wooden bridge and every time someone walked on the bridge, the shaking would ruin my shot. Also, to get a lot of the shots of the river running through the canyon, I had to hop over different barriers to get close to the edge to get the shots.
It was a great visit, topped off by a swim in the cold mountain stream that day!
So, though I wasn't expecting to have to do it, I put my video camera on full auto and just concentrated on trying to capture the best shots I could handheld considering my time and space constraints.
After the visit was over, this was the footage I was dreading to look at and edit. I had set my expectations too high for the visit, and I was disappointed. In the end, there were a lot of usable shots and though the video isn't what I had hoped to have done there, it turned out kind of cool.
So now that 2013's almost come to a close and 2014 is knocking on the front door waiting to be let in, what I decided to do is to keep doing what I've done over the past 6 months or so. I won't stop posting new videos (I'm not ready to retire just yet), but I will be slowing my output compared to how often I used to post. The videos might be random places, events, or even scripted shorts, but they'll still keep on coming through 2014. There might be times when I do post a bit more frequently, and there might be times when I go a few months without a video.
So what's coming next? Well, those other videos I've been working on will get posted up sometime in 2014. Still to come sometime over the next 12 months are: