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Northwest Folklife Festival 2014

I’ve been having lots of fun playing around with my Panasonic GH4’s slow motion function. This weekend, after driving home from the incredible Sasquatch Music Festival (blog post/album coming soon on that one), I had a chance to check out the Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center on Memorial Day. Pretty awesome music and dancing abounded, but I was particularly intrigued by the “rhythm tent,” which apparently has a non-stop beat going on and a bunch of random people just getting down to it.

The above was shot handheld using a Panasonic 12-35mm Lumix lens with OIS activated. Graded using FilmConvert.

  • Hey Dave, another nice video! I'm a huge slashfilmcast fan and independent filmmaker living in NY. I watched your video concerning the differences between the 5D Mark III and the Panasonic GH4. For someone working in short films, music videos, docs, etc, which camera would you recommend?

  • They both have their advantages and disadvantages. If I had to only choose one, and I knew I would be only doing video, it would be the GH4. So many more options, including:

    – zebras
    – focus peaking
    – high framerate
    – high bitrate
    (none of these are available on an UN-hacked Mark III)

  • Awesome, thanks for responding! Definitely will take it into consideration. Good luck with your film with Stephen Tobolowsky, I can't wait to see it.