In July 2009 I spent around 30 hours in Washington D.C. I shot some footage with the GH1 I had just gotten. That footage sat on one of my hard-drives for over a year, largely neglected, until one night I decided to just go ahead and edit something together. This is the result. I tried to construct a montage that would be a little slower and more reflective than my typical work, which was somewhat challenging because that's not what I had in mind while I was filming. I also took the opportunity to go color correct a little heavier than I typically do. I had a hard time getting started because I wasn't happy with a lot of the footage, mainly because I spent more of my short time in D.C. (a place that I have always longed to go but never been) taking in the sights and just trying to "be" there, rather than concentrating on filming cinematic footage.
Almost all of the shots in the video are with the GH1 kit lens, and almost all of them are slow-motion using the 720/60p feature. However, I didn't know when I was shooting it that I would be using slow motion, so it's shot a 1/60th shutter, so the slow motion doesn't look as good as it could. I edited in a 720/24p timeline, and the 60p slow-motion shots were conformed to 24p in Cinema Tools.
Since this was filmed in 2009 it, of course, predates the GH13 firmware hack, so this is the original factory AVCHD,
Filmed on a Panasonic Lumix GH1
720/60p Original Firmware (no hack.)
Lenses: Lumix G. Vario 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 (mislabeled 5.6 on the video, my bad.) Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4.
Edited in Final Cut Pro
Color Graded in Magic Bullet Looks
Arranged and Performed by The Vitamin String Quartette
Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
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