A Beautiful Day In Brooklyn! – 5/15/20 – Visual Notes NYC Covid-19 Days – Sony MC88 camcorder – a cinematic look test
See MUSIC section below for detailed notes on music used in the film. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Life is slowly coming back to normal in Brooklyn as NYC continues to battle and recover from Covid-19. Here’s a 12 mins+ walk in Brooklyn for those who miss it or miss walking around in it – filmed on 5/15/20 – a beautiful Friday.
I also wanted to see if the new Sony MC88 camcorder could be used for making my upcoming fiction features. I was 99% certain that the camera would perform well, since it is closely related to the excellent Sony AX100 and the Sony NX80 camcorders – however, it is a good idea to check.
So I walked around my neighborhood – in Sunset Park, Brooklyn – and filmed some street scenes. This was done on Fri 5/15/20 – a beautiful, sunny day. Then I did some of my preferred post work on the video footage, added music and titles and finished the short movie.
Overall I was very happy with the camcorder. I need to use the higher stabilization options, and shoot manual for better aperture control the next time I shoot a film with the camcorder. With some work in post, and by carefully capturing original footage, I believe amazing things can be done with the Sony MC88.
And I am very happy with seeing people enjoying life, getting things done, while social distancing and being safe – thinking of everyone’s well being. NYC will recover and will be an excellent place to enjoy life once again.
* Sneaky Adventure by Kevin MacLeod
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