Featured Mountain gorilla and volcano adventure in DR Congo - E-M1mkII

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by trandg, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    Just got back from East and Central Africa and I put together an edit from my visit to the DR Congo. Pretty life changing experience to be chilling with a family of gorillas face to face and then to trek to the edge of a crazy active volcano. Shot mostly with my new E-M1 Mark II, and then with a GoPro and Mavic.

    I am a photographer first, but slowly getting into more video. Although the E-M1 doesn't have the video capabilities of the GH5, I'm happy with how capable this camera can be for vid.

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  2. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Wow, David! That was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this video.
  3. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Talk about a winner thread! Thanks for posting the video. Are we going to see some stills from the camera/lens combo?
  4. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    What an amazing trip and really good video, please post some pictures as well.
  5. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
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  6. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Your photos don't disappoint either, David. Well done!
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  7. Amazing work, thanks for sharing.
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  8. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    Thanks guys - glad you liked. I'm sure there are folks out there who want to know what the video looks like on this camera. I do wish it had 60fps or 120fps, but other than that, it does everything I need it to do for the casual video edit.
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  9. JoJo

    JoJo Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Marvelous!!! An excursion that you will remember.
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  10. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    The profile shot of the gorilla is excellent.
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  11. Gidget

    Gidget Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Leah Hallett
    Great portrayal of your trip! Awesome....
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  12. dh202

    dh202 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    @trandg@trandg fantastic travelogue, great audio track, thanks for sharing!!
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  13. MarBaz

    MarBaz New to Mu-43 Subscribing Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Diano Marina
    Marco Bazzano
    That's AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. rstrader

    rstrader Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    Absolutely fabulous! I love the quality of the video. Maybe someday I'll try video, but I'm very much a still shooter, I have the video button on my Mark II set to nothing. Helps me not make miscues when I'm shooting.
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  15. Steven Norquist

    Steven Norquist Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2016
    Steven Norquist
    I love the photos even more than the video!
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  16. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Amazing. That had to be the trip of many lifetimes. I assume the armed men are game wardens? The gorilla portraits are beautiful!
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  17. trandg

    trandg Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    It was definitely one of the craziest trips in my life. Incredible on so many levels. The armed guys were the Virunga National Park rangers. It's a highly coveted job, but approximately 150 of them have been killed over the past ten years. With one being ambushed by rebels in the park only months ago. They are all highly trained and care a great deal about protecting tourists and the wildlife in the park, yet have a very uphill battle with the many conflicts that persist within DRC.

    Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more to watch the Virunga documentary on Netflix. You'll recognize the caregiver at the beginning of my edit throughout the doc - Andre Bauma. He gives his life to taking care of the orphan gorillas and gives some great perspective on the situations they are facing in Congo.
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  18. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    What an absolutely incredible trip, beautiful photographs (particularly love the side profile of the gorilla - it's such a priviledge to get to see them in their home and not a cage in a zoo. The video footage is great too.
    Well done!
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