MD-80’s are retiring

After many years of venerable service, the MD-80’s in the American Airlines fleet are being retired. I had a great flight aboard one recently and had the good fortune to make his short video:

The pilots were great guys, giving me the opportunity to capture footage with my Osmo Pocket camera. Thanks to them and American Airlines.

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Redneck BBQ Lab

So, yeah, BBQ is the way to go when you’re that hungry and demand quality. I’ve head the pleasure of enjoying the Redneck BBQ Lab on four separate occasions now. It’s always fantastic. Here’s a short video of them racking up some ribs.

And here’s a video made with my Osmo Pocket Camera showing the platter.

That’s a half rack by the way. Next time, I’m going all in for the full rack. Worth every bite.

Osmo Pocket, timelapse

Learning the features and techniques of the Osmo Pocket has been fun. During a recent trip, I experimented with the time-lapse function, which works very well. Here’s how it turned out:

This video was made looking through a plate glass window on a cloudy day. It came out rather well for a simple exercise. The ease of use of this camera is astounding. Give it a try.

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.