Give me the mic so I can take her away...
Ok, let me stop it there, this isn't a tribute to the late ODB, I'm talking about Magic Lantern's amazing efforts with Canon DSLR's and the breakthrough ability to shoot video in RAW format. It's truly an amazing innovation, and I really give a lot of credit to the guys over at ML for their hours of hard work.
I have been tinkering with this for a week or so now and I'm not 100% with it, but I'm pretty close and really like the added range and color correction options that RAW offers the user.
You can also shoot in an "anamorphic" type of framing if you prefer. There's a whole host of other options available in camera once the firmware has been installed. I will warn you that it's not for everyone, it will void your warranty, and if you're not careful it can turn your precious camera into a brick. But as with everything here at WishYaHad Films, "we live a high risk, high reward" lifestyle. I have been so busy that I haven't had the time to put any RAW videos together, but I hope too over the next few weeks so stay tuned. That brings me to my next part of the post.
"Be Careful What You Wish For"
All I ever wanted to do was make films and be creative and now it seems like I may have more than I bargained for. I have recently been editing a feature film for a local director, and was asked to help be a DP for a short film that a guy I work with at the restaurant is making. On top of that I have 2 weddings which need to be edited, a bunch of other corporate projects and miscellaneous videos to film, a kick starter video, a dirty house, a full time job to get to, and my own short film that needs to be written and hopefully shot. There is certainly not enough hours in my day. But this is the life I want to live and is the result of hard work and belief in myself. I hope these posts inspire any of you who read them to follow your passion because life can be whatever you want it to be if you work hard and go after your dreams. But now I have to go play server, looks like it will be another late night of editing, I wouldn't have it any other way.