I find myself in self-isolation as the pandemic COVID-19 effects the world. Lockdown has given me a great opportunity to review the videos captured during 2019’s #VideoWalks and create a highlight reel.
It’s been reported that Steven Soderbergh, who has released 2 films using smartphones, puts his device rigorously through its paces. I challenged myself to do the same by capturing videos and editing them using only my smartphone.
Throughout 2019, I found myself thinking I wasn’t creating and capturing enough video, however I had 15 minutes of footage when I pulled together the edited videos. I wonder how much raw footage I collected over the year?
What is Video Walks?
Video Walks encourages individuals to use their smartphone to create any kind of moving imagery and share it using #VideoWalks. It aims to create an online space where individuals can share videos, experiences and their journey into discovering the wonders of smartphone videography.
A new theme is set each month and there are 5 simple steps to follow:
- Grab your phone
- Go for a walk
- Be inspired by this months theme
- Share via #VideoWalks
If you’re interested in seeing 2020’s themes, click here.
The 2019 Video Walks Highlight Reel has been shot using an iPhone 6s, using a mix of the built in camera app, FILMiC Pro and ZY Play and includes clips from:
- The Knife Angel
- The Design Museum
- Derby Quad
- Poolsbrook Parkrun
- Hardwick Park
- Derby Parks
- The Walled Garden -Derby
- Photography & Video show
- El Jem
- Hanging Gate Pub
- Pinxton’s Fair and Fireworks
- Ashgate Hospice
I used a variety of equipment throughout the year such as; Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbal or a stabilising rig, which can be found in a Smartphone Video Toolkits.
I tried a lot of editing apps and found I prefer iMovie, it maybe limited in some of it’s feature but it doesn’t leave a watermark as some other apps do.
Not only is this video a great reminder of my year, it also makes me very proud that it has been shot and edited using nothing but a piece of equipment that fits in my pocket.
I’m looking forward to seeing how 2020 Video Walks develops!
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