I mentioned that I got a Flip mini-video camera for Christmas:
My favorite new gizmo is The Flip (Ultra), a pocket-sized, web-ready video digi-cam. No tape, just 60 mins of MPEG-4 video in Flash memory and a flip-up USB port.
This camera is about the size of a pack of cigarettes. It’s easy to use and for what it is, it works quite well.
So, I took it out for a drive… my buddy Keith Bailey had a photography show open at a restaurant in San Francisco last week. I shot the following while in attendance, in a very noisy atmosphere, in some instances with virtually no light… and the results are not bad. I edited it in about 1 and 1/2 hours with iMovie and “borrowed” some music from a friend, Gary Malkin (his collaboration with Tito La Rosa will be for sale soon.)
Anyway, here’s my quick first effort at pocket-cam event videography. It’s about 3 minutes. Please let me know what you think: