(Via The Camera Forum) – When Panasonic asked Austin, Texas based wedding filmmaker Joe Simon to take a pre-production Lumix GH3 into the field to put it through it’s paces, the timing happened to coincide with a planned trip to Italy. So Joe took the opportunity to shoot a wedding, Italian Style… and the resulting video is called Amore Mio (above – which is Italian for “My Love”). Judging by this excellent wedding production done by Simon, that love certainly shines too.
Joe’s thoughts? Well, the quality of the production above speaks for itself. In the Behind the Scenes:The Making Of Amore Mio video (below), Joe gives us the behind the scenes look at the tools and techniques that went into creating the film, along with a rare peek at how he uses them to create emotionally packed e-products for his clients. These two videos are highly recommended for any budding hybrid photographer (wedding or other) and those seeking to learn how to keep your camera steady on a reasonable, albeit professional, budget.
Video sliders, jibs and stabilization devices can really add to the production value of your films, and nothing can ruin a video faster than a poorly stabilized shot and an image bouncing in unison with the photographer’s footsteps. Of course, we always recommend that you just “get it right in camera” whenever possible vs. stabilizing your videos using software in post production, which doesn’t always work and can potentially take hours upon hours of your time (which is always better spent out in the field recording more footage.
Needless to say, these films are very impressive and only further underscore our assessment that the Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a breakthrough camera. In our opinion, the combination of the Panasonic GH3 and the fantastic new Lumix Pro Lenses (12-25mm and 35-100mm) will be the long foretold DSLR killer.