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Blind Video Experiment – Standing on a Street Corner – Take 2

October 19, 2010 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

I have implemented some useful feedback I received Tuesday morning, and this second take from the same street corner is the result. The iPhone was oriented in landscape mode and I took care to pan more slowly by moving my hips and shoulders while keeping my feet still. Additional feedback is now requested. The next video will be completely different.

Watch this video on YouTube.
Categories: iPhone, video

One opinion on “Blind Video Experiment – Standing on a Street Corner – Take 2

  1. Hi…it’s me again.

    It was great fun to come home and see your second take and to hear my name as well. Thanks for the “shout out.”

    Landscape made a huge difference in the watchability. It made me laugh to see the same van driver pull up for the second time. If you’re not careful, she may stop offering you rides at all.

    This video was a little more jittery than the first one. Not quite sure why. I was able to catch a glimpse of your reflection in the van’s windows, and it might be a minor thing.

    Are you holding the iPhone just along the bottom edge like you’re eating a slice of watermelon? If so, try resting the bottom edge of the phone on the sides of both thumbs, and use your index fingers along the top of the phone. I think this may help stabilize the image a bit.

    Otherwise, it seemed like you had your elbows tucked against your body for stability and a nice wide stance.

    All of this is a good way to do static shots. I just realized that if you were to walk, you may want one hand for a cane.


    Well in that case, you can turn the phone around and point it at yourself while you’re walking to do bit of narration.

    I hope this helps, Darrell!


    PS – I included my website in your form this time. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that it is a new project for me and probably not terribly accessible. But I WILL make changes!

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