Today is my friend Andrew “Wedge” James’s funeral. He died the other day, at the age of just 51, of cancer. Poor Wedge. At the bottom here (the long-haired guy in the background is me):
Since I cannot be in the UK for the funeral, I video’d a short (2 minute) tribute to him, to be played there today. You can see it here:
Since most new cameras now do video, I thought you might want to see how I did this. I am not by inclination a video guy, but can put together a video, of course. And here’s how:
- I used my Canon 7D – set to record video at 24 fps
- I used a tripod and prefocused manually
- I set the camera to f/5.6 and 1/30th sec in manual exposure mode.
- I used the Modeling lights of by Bowens flashes as the lights.
- I used iMovie on my Mac to put this together including the inserted pictures, background sounds, and transitions. This took most of the time, of course.
- And to save time at the end, I uploaded straight to Youtube from within iMovie. This worked beautifully.
I think that while this is not as good as being there, it is a fitting way to share my recollection of Wedge. Video has its uses.