Feel free to download this 4K file off Vimeo to really see the quality.
I have already uploaded a longer version on YouTube in 4K. Basically their are over 3 extra minutes in the YouTube version but this Vimeo version still has my personal best clips. Most of the clips I took off were the random clips I took while I was on top of a volcano. I wanted to bore people less with the Vimeo version. Basically I took off some clips that might seam boring or too similar to other clips.
Here’s the link to the YouTube version in case some people want to see it.
Direct copy of the description on YouTube
I arrived in Sao Miguel, Azores on the morning of December 31th and left in the afternoon of January 13. I partly went to see my grandmother who’s 92 and been in bed for a few years. I also decided before I go that I really should rent a 4K camera, which ended up being the Panasonic LX100. I ended having shots of the New Year’s Even event in Ponta Delgada which is on my channel. I also got a ton of scenery shots like you see here.
Sorry about some shots looking like an earthquake was happening. My tripod is very light and so when theirs a lot of winds, it causes a ton of shakes. The settings were mostly f/5.6 to f/7.1 and the shutter went anywhere from 30 to over 125. I did not have an ND filter. Still, as you can see, when your camera is on a tripod, it isn’t too much of a big deal to not have it. Now if you panning with the camera, that’s different and it’s good to lock the shutter at 60.
I had plans to shoot in 2 or 3 more locations with the camera but unfortunately something bad happened. One of my clips looked a little bit overexposed on my laptop. I went to the same spot again to re-shoot it and then I decided to get 1 more shot before I leave which was a shot at the bottom next to the ocean. While walking, the floor was already a bit slippery but I decided to go all the way regardless. Once their, I took the camera out of my coat pocket and get a quick shot. That shot is the last shot in this video by the way. Once I got the shot, I put the camera back into my coat pocket and about say 20 seconds later, a gigantic wave got to me. I went to hold on to the rocks. Once the water came back into the ocean, a second wave decided to mess with me. I ran to grab on to a wall to make sure I don’t fall. On the way to get up, if a third wave got to me, it would be difficult to get to the wall and who knows what would have happened to me. Luckily, their wasn’t a third wave and I made it up safely with just a few scratch and a sore elbow. Unfortunately, the camera got messed up because of the water. I felt very terrible because not only was that a rented camera, I wont be able to get any more shots with it. Also, I’ve always put the camera inside a plastic bag and on this day, I decided not to. When I got back to the US and played the clip on my TV in which I originally thought was over-exposed, I saw that it wasn’t bad at all and in fact, it looked better than the re-shot clip!!!! Ahhhh! If I had known the clip wasn’t bad, I wouldn’t have went their.
With all that said, I’m glad I went. It’s always good to visit close relatives before they leave the Earth. Or to just visit the place you or your parents were born. Sometimes people plan to go back to certain places to visit but it’s always best to do it early rather than later. At least you have people like me who’ll make good videos but nothing like being in certain places in real life.
If I were to ever get the funds, I’d do a video of every single Island of the Azores. Heck, I wouldn’t mind traveling around the world to shoot the scenery and events.
Here’s part 1 of the New Year’s event I shot with the LX100.
Here’s the one I did in late August to early September of 2012 with a hacked GH2 camera.
People have shot all sorts of movies and photos in so many countries such as the scenery, cultural events, etc. Their could be events that people did in the past that they don’t do any more. It would be good to put that online. Personally when I shoot videos, it’s like I’m recording history. In several years, some of the things you see in this video could be different.
Cast: Paulo Teixeira