« If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. » — Ernest Hemingway
I was lucky enough to live in Paris as a young man and returned there last fall to make this video. My girlfriend and I filmed this from the Eiffel Tower, Tour Montparnasse, Notre Dame and Arc De Triumph. There were lots of long lines for these attractions so we passed the time by kissing in Paris, so I can’t complain.
I want to thank my sister for letting me use her camera and stay with her while I made this video.
MUSIC: « Raindrops » by: Cillo
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Every shot had to be stabilized because I was only using a gorilla grip, except at the Tour Montparnasse who let me use a tripod and 800mm lens. The distortion due to air 30quality on the long lenses was pretty bad, and I couldn’t shoot in 5K RAW to achieve 3 or 4 pictures a second, so I had to shoot in a lower JPEG. Only the opening shot was filmed in RAW and the quality is noticeably different. So, I didn’t have very good negatives to begin with and because of the quick interval I had flicker to deal with. So, every shot went through a process of stabilization, deflicker, color treatment and the tilt shift effect which I add last.
It’s not as simple as just adding blur to the top and bottom to achieve the effect. I spent two weeks testing different ways to change the « texture » of the image. I experimented with some really distorted toy-like effects but eventually settled on this more subtle effect. This was a combination of noise reduction and sharpening.
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