“Accidental Love Song” by Andy Kong

After just 4 hours of overall shooting time, but 2 months of various setbacks, the music video I shot for local Bay Area artist Andy Kong, is finally up. Andy is a great singer/songwriter, so if you like the song, go ahead and check his music on iTunes!

Video was shot with a bare HV20 (just an ND filter was attached to it) in 24p, and in 60i for the slow-mo scenes. There are a few shots that I’d like them to be different, but overall I’m reasonably happy with the result. HD version here.


Michael Reed wrote on December 6th, 2009 at 4:37 PM PST:

Wow! That looks amazing. The short clip that you posted before didn’t do it justice. Lots of material to use for edits makes it seem very professional. I think that sums it up: it looks professional because you’ve obviously done your homework and been prepared to put the time in.

Well done.

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Eugenia wrote on December 6th, 2009 at 6:31 PM PST:

Thanks Michael, appreciated. 🙂

Keram wrote on December 6th, 2009 at 8:47 PM PST:

Congratulations on completing the video Eugenia. Were you using a lens adapter? I noticed some DoF play and vignetting. If so what system were you using and how did you like it?


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Eugenia wrote on December 6th, 2009 at 11:22 PM PST:

As mentioned in the description, it was a bare HV20. The HV20 is capable of a some good shallow DoF look if you back-out and you zoom-in. As for the vignetting in a few scenes, that was because of re-lighting using bump map, it wasn’t real vignetting.

memson wrote on December 7th, 2009 at 8:59 AM PST:

Amazing! Very impressed! Can’t say I like the cheesy music, but the video work is stunning!

martinX wrote on December 9th, 2009 at 10:16 PM PST:

Looks great. Good framing. And it wasn’t all just shots of the band but a bit more as well. Nicely planned. Great colour, of course.

Re: using the HV20 … I am a great believer in the adage that it’s the person using the tool, and not the tool, that makes the difference.

I’m glad you didn’t use that zoomy inny outy footage. That was all a bit disconcerting…

Cute bass player too 🙂

Andrea wrote on December 15th, 2009 at 7:03 AM PST:

wow wow wow !!!! Faboulous video !!! i’m looking for a videocamera for shooting on mountains activities ( snowboarding, freeriding ) and maybe miniDv still Rocks !!!
what do u think about it Eugenia ? Or shall i consider to buy a solid state videocamera ?
Thank you for any suggests.
Ciao !!!!

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Eugenia wrote on December 15th, 2009 at 4:18 PM PST:

You need a CCD camera, not a CMOS one. Get the Canon SX200 IS.

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