In my never-ending quest to develop some killer slow motion video skills, I brought my brand new Canon 60D with me to Vegas and shot a bunch of material at 60 FPS, which I then assembled into the above video. The effect was achieved by slowing the video down to 24 FPS, a 60% reduction in speed that resulted in some pretty dramatic effects.
My strategy was simply to work on composition first and foremost. Would the shot look good as a photograph? If so, there’s a significant likelihood it would look good as a brief video clip as well. And I also had to hope that there was some sort of interesting movement happening to justify the video component of it.
One regret is that I only brought two lenses: the 50 mm f/1.4 and the Rokinon fisheye lens – because I was traveling, I didn’t want to carry too much weight in lenses. But I had forgotten how much of a crop factor the APS-C sensor introduces, and I constantly felt like my shots were either way too tight or way too wide. Maybe the 40mm f/2.8 pancake is the way to go?
Thanks to Vegas Tripping for featuring this video on their website!