A day out at Tatton Park

I love taking photos, but recently I’ve been trying to branch out into making short video clips. The scope for storytelling is much greater with video, and don’t we all just love a good story – children and adults.

Way back in the late 1980s/early 1990s, I did spend a few long summers as a wedding videographer. I started off assisting one of the local wedding videographers, learning the craft, before he sub-contracted me out to film under his brand.

There can be a fairly fixed pattern to a wedding, the story you tell is already meticulously planned out through the day. I want to tell my own stories. So, in order to get back into the swing of planning, filming, looking for shots, telling a story, sound design, and post-production editing, I’ve been making short films of days out.

Here is a short couple of minutes clip of a day out at Tatton Park in Cheshire, all shot on an iPhone, a little different than the shoulder mounted VHS camcorder I got started with.

Thank you for watching.

Danny.

P.S. Here’s a photo a guest took of me filming a wedding. You can tell it was the 1980s by the double breasted suit with shoulder pads. You can also tell it was a long time ago by the fact I have a head full of hair, long since departed.

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I made a video

Video is of course the future of social media. It’s a great medium, and not that most of us have access to faster internet speeds than we did 10 years ago, it’s usage will only continue to grow.

Way back in the later 1980s/early 1990s, I used to video weddings at weekends. Super VHS had just arrived as a format, and I used to run around in a double breasted suit with a camcorder on my shoulder, recording the couple’s happy day.

These days video is a lot different, and most of us will have the ability to record HD 1080p video in our pockets or bags. My biggest issue is that I don’t try. So, in an effort to get back into the medium, and get up to speed on modern methods of editing, I decided to record a short behind the scenes film of me preparing for a portrait session at home.

I do hope you like it, and thanks for watching.

Danny.