Recent Video Work for OLG!

It’s been a fun series of shoots for OLG, covering some of their events this summer. Particularly fun was a weekend up in Port McNicoll for a contest winner that won a weekend at a dream cottage.

What the cottage looks like from above!

What the cottage looks like from above!

Another fun shoot with OLG was at VELD 2019! It features a series of wind booths that shoots out tickets for the participants to try to catch.

OLG also brought me to the Taste of the Danforth two weekends ago to capture their activation that feature an interactive coin collecting game as shown in this video:

Toronto Tennis City

As you may know, my daily driver for both photo and video work is the Nikon Z6, which is the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA)’s “Camera of the Year” for 2019.

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Not only have I been able to produce amazing photography with this incredible camera. I was able to utilize the FTZ adapter onto a Nikkor 70-200 lens. This combination allowed me to access the Autofocus functionality of the camera while recording in 1080p 120fps. This came in handy whilst shooting for a recurring client of mine at Toronto Tennis City:

Latest Timelapse Attempt - Day to Night

From the Dufferin Gate Bridge vantage point.

Settings: ND Filter on a 70-200mm lens, Nikon Z6, F/16, Shutter 1/1.3”, ISO 50, interval at 2 seconds on the built-in intervalometer. Manually adjusted the ND filter as it got darker out. Unfortunately some noticeable camera shake - minimized using Warp Stabilizer in post. The key is to maintain exposure as day turns to night, while still seeing the motion blur of the cars and light streaks, CN tower, and not overexposing the billboard. This is my third outing since I got the assignment.

In post, I adjusted the exposure manually in Lightroom to account for the change, will need to do a better job here. Also, LRTimelapse would be useful to control the flickering - but I didn’t want to pay 240 Euros for access to the full software. The trial version only covers up to 400 photos at a time, and i shot close to 4000 NEF files in 3 hours. Maybe next time, if they pay for editing - I was only hired as a shooter! Otherwise, there’s lots of usable clips I can chop up and sell it to stock sites in 4K. Enjoy!

Recent Video Samples

The Nikon Z6 has been a fun new tool to play with and surprisingly great at capturing slow motion (120fps) video, while keeping it light. No need to lug around a big camera and fiddle around with settings, potentially missing the shot. Pretty cool for a hybrid shooter like myself who wants to switch to photo on a whim.