Congratulations to Anders Carlson of Kailua Kona, HI who won the PFRE Property Videographer of the month of August 2016. Here is Anders winning video. This month there were a bunch of great videos! Rachel and Matt tied for third place.
Here are the results of the jury's voting:
Here are Anders comments on his winning video:
I'm so excited to win this month. Larry, this site and these contests are such a good source of education for us. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate what you have created for all of us. I try to enter the video contest every month because I truly value the feedback I get from the judges and others commenting. In fact, after the contests are complete, I will often go back and make suggested changes to my videos. I also draw a lot of inspiration from the other competitors like Travis and Charlie this month. For instance, there is a shot 36 seconds into Travis’s video that I will have to try at some point.
Regarding my video this month, first, I have to give credit to the subject matter. I have been extremely lucky to be able to shoot these homes at Kukio. Being able to work in such a beautiful place is kind of a head start. Most of my video this month was shot with a Sony A7RII and Zeiss Batis 25mm. I used a 55mm f1.8 for detail shots. I use this same set up for my still photos as well. Lately, I’ve been using a motorized slider for many of my camera movements. I set 2 key frames, one for the start of the shot and one for the finish and the slider does the rest. It takes a little longer to set up each shot, but I get a very smooth consistent speed every time. The motorized slider also allows for dynamic time-lapse movements. I’ve also been shooting the interiors in Sony’s SLOG flat color profile and color grading and editing the footage in Final Cut Pro X. I’m still learning how to grade, but the SLOG profile allows for some additional dynamic range. I shot all of the aerials with a DJI phantom 4.
Thank you so much to Larry, Hamish, and Lyndon for taking the time to watch and comment on all of our videos! You guys rock!
Best of luck to Anders and all those on the Big Island and Maui as tropical storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester head their way.