Today I went out to get a shot of a bird flying around which we could use. Simple task right? Just get the camera and start shooting when a bird flies past, right?
Apparently not. I probably spent a good 30-45 minutes today wandering around the school looking for birds to film as they fly over, but it turned out to be difficult. This is as 3 criteria need to be satisfied in order to get the shot right:
- A bird needs to fly over. Well, duh. There haven't been many birds around today, and the ones that have been have just been sitting on the ground or on a branch, as though they're just mocking me for fun.
- There can't be any trees/buildings/fences in the way. So many shots got killed by this.
- I need to be filming properly. I lost quite a few shots where my camerawork was all over the place.
Here are the different takes I got today --