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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from 1tkman in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    There is something else I would like to add...
    I have massive amounts of respect for watchtower of Turkey because he couldn't crop 4k to 1080. The same goes for Matty Brown. They physically whip the camera away after they get the shot. What others are doing now is taking static shots in 4+K and panning and scanning. But keep in mind that this will only look natural if you use curves and expressions in AFX.
    I have seen some videos where the filmmaker did not take this into account and their videos didn't resonate with the audience so well. I will not be linking to these out of respect for their effort.
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Jimbo in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    Lol @ Pizza Rat...
    I was taking into account the fact that it was an amateur filmmaker showcasing his art, and in that respect that kind of response/ dialogue is what we all aspire to generate and I am sure some people here do on on a regular basis.
    I get your point though. Right now more than ever, as video is everywhere and getting cheaper to produce, story is king. Effects don't age well. I don't really look at this style as something a serious filmmaker would want to be known for. I am sure they would prefer people to appreciate how they use the camera to tell a story. In that respect, this video is a bit 'gimmicky' as it is swapping storytelling for the 'geezus, how did you do that' appeal. If you read comments for some of the more recent videos imitators have made, you can tell that people are kind of getting tired of it already. Everyone now is trying to tell a bit of story, such as Brandon Li to great effect, check out some of the links I posted. 
    But none-the-less, if you are going to make a travel video and you are on your lonesome with a camera and a couple of lenses, it is an interesting skill to master - and tell yourself youve been there and done that. It also teaches you some important skills with regards to composition/ framing, movement, sound editing, organising footage etc.
    We must also remember that montage, or random shots put together, is a bona fide genre that has been around since the beginning of film. When done well it can have the same impact on the viewer as a great story.
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from OliKMIA in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Jimbo in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I'm afraid you can't really ignore a DSLR filmmaker that has garnered over 500, 000 views and 1, 393 comments. It is safe to say that this 'gimmick' has inspired a lot of amateurs to get out and shoot, myself included. It is rare to see something inspiring that you could do in your hometown, on a shoe string budget, all by yourself. I would even throw it out there that it is the essence of what the DSLR community is all about.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Ricardo Constantino in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Sekhar in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    Lol @ Pizza Rat...
    I was taking into account the fact that it was an amateur filmmaker showcasing his art, and in that respect that kind of response/ dialogue is what we all aspire to generate and I am sure some people here do on on a regular basis.
    I get your point though. Right now more than ever, as video is everywhere and getting cheaper to produce, story is king. Effects don't age well. I don't really look at this style as something a serious filmmaker would want to be known for. I am sure they would prefer people to appreciate how they use the camera to tell a story. In that respect, this video is a bit 'gimmicky' as it is swapping storytelling for the 'geezus, how did you do that' appeal. If you read comments for some of the more recent videos imitators have made, you can tell that people are kind of getting tired of it already. Everyone now is trying to tell a bit of story, such as Brandon Li to great effect, check out some of the links I posted. 
    But none-the-less, if you are going to make a travel video and you are on your lonesome with a camera and a couple of lenses, it is an interesting skill to master - and tell yourself youve been there and done that. It also teaches you some important skills with regards to composition/ framing, movement, sound editing, organising footage etc.
    We must also remember that montage, or random shots put together, is a bona fide genre that has been around since the beginning of film. When done well it can have the same impact on the viewer as a great story.
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from dhso22 in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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