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.

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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.

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.