Ulanzi Lens Footage

As posted before, I’m exploring the use of the Osmo Pocket Camera with Ulanzi add-on lenses. The results vary. However, for the cost of about USD$15 each at this time, I think they’re worth the creative possibilities they offer. Here’s a look at the OP-5 and OP-8, which are the wide angle and fish eye.

Of course, this is just a primitive test designed to show the perspective of each lens. With more practice and a few projects coming, I think they’ll be helpful in creating some great footage. Get out there with your camera and have some fun!

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Osmo Pocket Macro Lens

The previous post showed the Ulanzi wide angle lens. This time, I’m snapping on the Ulanzi macro lens, their model number OP-6. Again, for about USD$16, I’m impressed with what this lens can do. The following is a very short test in which I mounted the Osmo Pocket on a tripod and simply panned past a wine cork. Better stability that way. If you shoot in a higher frame rate and then slow things down, you’ll get smooth footage and a cool effect. Here’s my little test:

Turned out okay. I also like the way the Osmo Pocket rendered the image in the lower light situation. Sure, it’s not a full frame RED camera or some other very expensive rig. This is a sub USD$350 unit that has great potential to be a creative tool. Get out there and use it.

Ulanzi OP-5 for Osmo Pocket

I recently bought an Osmo Pocket camera. The camera is a fun device, great for vlogging, travel vids, and even narrative projects. I’ll be posting more about it very soon when I craft a few vids. However, I wanted to mention the Ulanzi OP-5 wide angle lens attachment because it’s a great addition to the Osmo Pocket concept. I like the wide angle perspective, not just for sweeping vistas, but for going in close and getting a lot in the frame. Here’s a very short vid that was made hand-held simply to show what that can look like.

The lens does a good job considering the price is barely USD$15.00 at the time of this post. That’s almost free. I’ll be doing some fun things with the Osmo Pocket, this lens and several others. One note: Be careful with the lens attached to your camera. It has a magnetic connection and is good but not super strong. Still, a great addition to my kit and will be used frequently. Go wide, go close. You’ll love the results.

Screenplay Anatomy

The image of the whiteboard below, shows my rough sketch of a screenplay in progress.

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It’s broken up into the major parts, typically 10, 15, and 25 pages at a time. Then there are the key plot points. As you can see, the second act has a couple of black holes that need to be worked out. Turning this into a finished screenplay will take a while. Stay tuned.

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