झलक [jhalak] - backpacking with MōVI 10 through India

Discussion in 'MōVI Showcase (Photo/Video)' started by Tim Sessler, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Tim Sessler

    Tim Sessler Active Member

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    Hi everybody -

    In December I backpacked through India for a few weeks and brought my MōVI M10 along. It was a bit crazy as I was taking trains from city to city and ended up not even storing it in my backpack any more. It definitely attracts A LOT of attention :)
    At the same time its an incredible tool to get steady and cinematic shots in the good old fashioned run'n'gun manner - shooting through the open door of a train at full speed, inside a tuk-tuk or bicycle rickshaw, walking etc. Shots that would be impossible with a steadicam, glidecam or other stabilization system.

    Here is the short piece that I cut from some of the footage. All shots - besides the aerial opening and closing shot - are filmed with the MōVI.

     
  2. Gary Haynes

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    Cool concept. The B&W fits perfectly and the motion is a great twist. Having spent time in India I can remember the full senses of being there.
     
  3. Tabb Firchau

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    Beautiful Tim!
     
  4. Tim Sessler

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    Thanks guys!!
     
  5. Jacob Schwarz

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    Do you have pictures of how you backpacked it around?
     
  6. Tim Sessler

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    Not really unfortunately. For the first days I had it packed in between my cloth in a 65 liter Deuter backpack (the stand strapped to the outside of the pack). But then I realized that those moments driving around in Tuk-Tuks and the train are some of the most valuable ones. From that moment I just started having it ready to shoot at all times. For short rides I would just keep it on at all times, for long train rides I'd set all the gyro values to 0, as I had some problems initializing on the shaky Indian trains ;)

    Here are two photos of me shooting in India.
    At Kumbhalgarh Fort http://instagram.com/p/hqzbRMBXgX/
    And in Old Delhi in the market: http://instagram.com/p/h3dYf4RaZd/#

    And here is the only photo that I could find that at least remotely shows the MoVI while traveling. Hint: its under the bed - the only place were I could sort of hide it during a 12 hour overnight train ride.... fun experiences! :)

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