Caught on tape – Joey

Joey (April 11th, 2011) from Kelly Steenlandt on Vimeo.

I’ve had my Canon 5D MK II for quite a while now, but I never truly experimented with the video recording functionality that comes with it. Why? Well, I spent quite a few hard earned euros on it and since I am buying photography equipment, I’m expecting it to be top-notch when it comes to photography, not film. So, yeah, I admit, I tend to forget about the video features it offers. I even forget to use my (RIP) Flip camera when we’re travelling, so go figure…

Anyway, one of my New Year’s (yes, we’re mid-April, I know) resolutions was to make use of the video features, so ta-da : there you have my pet rabbit Joey on a sunny afternoon on the terrace outside the house. I filmed this with my 50mm 1.4 lens, hence the shallow depth of field.

I didn’t want to spend way too much (or any at all) money on a video editing program, so I edited this one in the new iMovie ’11. I just put an intro and outro on it, a simple transition and some music. If you’re working on a Mac, I would definitely recommend it as it is very easy to use. You can find more information about iMovie here.