Asia with the OM-D, 12-35mm, and 75mm

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by trandg, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    This is my second time using the OM-D for video and also putting together a video edit. Recently picked up the 75mm and the 12-35mm and really enjoying them. Will post up photos of the trip soon. I think this camera is finally getting me to do video instead of stills - I like it a lot and it encourages me to film. Gotta be more diligent with focusing though...

    <iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">asia adventures anonymous</a> from <a href="">David G. Tran</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  2. Kenny

    Kenny Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    KL Malaysia
    One word. AMAZZZZING!!
  3. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Awesome video! Looks like you both had a blast! Great stuff!
  4. rozza

    rozza Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 2, 2013
    New Zealand
    Awesome man. Well done!
  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Good work...especially love the editing of the fight scenes.
  6. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    Stunning work all the way
    Love the fight scenes too
  7. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    What songs are they?

  8. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    really nice...I like the way it flowed quickly and kept your attention all the way through....great choice of music too, and I like hearing both the film audio and music too....makes it seem more real and adds to the experience.
  9. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Very fun and well done!
  10. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Well done! We need more videographers on this forum as we all have very capable cameras and it's amazing what they can do. I'm interested in getting into film myself. What editing software do you use?

    Thanks for sharing!
  11. abl33

    abl33 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    loved it too!

    did you submerge the camera for the underwater sequence?
  12. Mijo

    Mijo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 23, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    I haven't even tried the video on the OMD, but I'm inspired. Did you use an external mic?
  13. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    Wow thanks for the responses everyone. Wasn't sure if people would get bored after a minute or two of footage.
    music: Tali Bong - Koto Mata, Jagwar Ma - The Throw, Azi Ambani - Su Prabhat

    I used Final Cut Pro X for the editing. Still figuring it out but it's easy enough to start small and learn how to edit. It's definitely time consuming but a lot of fun...and the IS of the EM5 makes video easy
  14. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Nice. I so want to shoot an RPG-7.

    I've done full auto right here in Texas, but no RPGs. Oh, and I want the 12-35 f/2.8, too. I'll be going to DC and NYC hopefully in June.

    Good travel lens?
  15. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    12-35mm was a perfect travel lens but I loved having the prime too. The zoom is pretty versatile. It's not the lightest lens so keep that in mind too if you're looking to go minimal. I was happy with my combo since I am usually used to carrying much more gear in a backpack versus a small shoulder bag.

    As for underwater I used my GoPro Hero3 and just used the built in Mic on the OM-D for the audio in the other shots
  16. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
  17. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 19, 2012
    Awesome video...
  18. stripedrex

    stripedrex Do or do not. There is no try.

    Jun 8, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Several videos of late shot with the OMD make me wonder if I really need a hacked GH2. 20mbs seems about right for web viewing and prob just find in blueray. Maybe I need to dump my GF2 as my second camera and get an OMD so I can keep my GH2 =p. That IBIS is magical, I'm guessing you had very little to no need to stabilize in post? Great work, capturing life and family is one of my goals with my GH2 in both stills and video and I love how you did that here =).
  19. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Great quality video, but more to the point - superb editing and presentation, a thoroughly professional job! :2thumbs:
  20. deepestbluest

    deepestbluest Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 7, 2012
    wow. stupid awesome! nice work!!
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