We don´t know much about videography, but we were always interested in this topic, especially since we bought last year a GO PRO HERO5. We have some accessories for the camera; a grip, a holder, the Gopro App, but we were looking for something else to improve the quality of the recording.
After an extensive research, we chose to buy a gimbal ZHIYUN SMOOTH-Q, a stabilizer for cameras.
This was an important improvement that changed our whole vision of the project as we realized we could make something exceptional by learning about the endless possibilities of our new equipment.
We know it is not the equipment a professional filmmaker uses, and we neither consider ourselves as so, obviously, but we found out that some great movies are filmed with the most simple devices.
As the enthusiasm was growing, the main parts of the story were starting to be filled with some more detailed information. We found out that a clean storyboard and a good organization were vital to keep our work constructive and effective.
Right in the beginning of one of our trips we found by coincidence a very interesting book in the shop of the Modern Art Museum in Stockholm (Moderna Museet). Visiting the museum itself was a very stimulating experience, as well as a temporary exhibition of animated worlds with objects, music and moving images.
The book is called The little white lies guide to making your own movie and has been a daily source of inspiration and motivation since the day we bought it.
We also would like to mention our craft supply “first-aid box”. With endless imagination we design our own accessories and scenery background.
We need to have all kind of gear with us all the time and keep our minds open to find solutions in order to serve the storyline as faithfully as possible. Sometimes we will have some modifications even in the moment of the shooting itself!