So, several months after upgrading to a Nikon D7000, I’ve finally made something with actual moving pictures. This is a video for “Good To Be”, the first single from Piefinger‘s new album “A Countryman’s Favour” which will be out on 1st November, 2011. It was shot in full HD, so crank up the YouTube settings on the embed as high as your system will allow:
This is intended to be the first of two promos for “Good To Be”, the second will feature people listening to the song on headphones. That’s still a work-in-progress at this time…
For those with a technical bent, the video was shot on a Nikon D7000 using some very old lenses; a 135mm dating from the late sixties (It’s the one my dad used to take baby pictures of me!), an 85mm from 1974 and a 105mm also from the early seventies. The whole thing was shot in my living room, in available light (because I’ve never had to light my own shoots before and the learning curve was a little too steep for the time allowed) and then edited and colour-graded on Final Cut Pro X, which worked like an absolute dream.
I went for a very simple idea because it was my first solo effort but I think the end result is pretty effective.
Hopefully there’ll be more where this came from over the coming months.