Tugboat Captain’s Point of View

Here’s a video I made showing a tugboat captain’s point of view as his boat pushes a loaded barge out of the Schuylkill River to a dock on Delaware River.

The video was made with the tiny Osmo Pocket Camera, which did a great job considering the conditions. In any case, now you can see what the captain sees. Enjoy.

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!

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.