Last week along with my 2 friends, I went to Dumna Nature Reserve park, an ecotourism site open to the public located in the Jabalpur district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It includes a dam, forests and wildlife in a 1058-hectare area. Read more
As always, I took my Canon 60D along with an intention to shoot a small nature film. There are deer’s at the park but as expected, they were somewhere deep into the forest, maybe because of large number of tourists at that time of the day. Moreover it was a sunday.
I used 18-135mm lens with my Canon 60D. Other in-camera settings were:
- Frame Rate: 24 FPS
- Shutter Speed: 50 (Double the value of Frames per second or FPS)
- Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
- White Balance: Custom value 3800
- ISO: 100
I ditched the tripod and shot everything hand held. Later I stabilized the footage using Warp Stabilizer in Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Post production work which includes Editing the Clips, Stabilization, Color Correction and Rendering was done in 2 days.
Usually, I convert my videos to 2:35 aspect ratio to give it an anamorphic look but this time, I decided not to do that and left it to the default ratio of 16:9.