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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Cloudy sky was the first thing we realized early in the morning while we waited for our shuttle service to bring us to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and yes, it did rain a few times during our visit there but we never let the weather dampen our mood as we jumped from studios to studios to indulge ourselves in the magical fun there. For my post here, instead of showing my photos taken there, I will give it a change and post a video that I have taken of the parade there.

Fortunately, it was only drizzling and the parade still went on, otherwise, from what I heard from the staff that it will be cancelled if the rain is too hard. I stood myself under a tree and close to it so as to make sure that I am not blocking anyone’s view of the parade while I’m recording the parade with my fisheye 8-15mm F4L on my 5D II handheld. I should have known to get a small and portable monopod with me as I stood there holding my camera in position to record the video for the whole parade, it was not easy. My arms started aching while I have to control my breathing to stop my camera from moving due to the movement of my chest. You can notice from the video that it is not totally stable, a monopod will definitely do the trick.

Please enjoy my video. Cheers!

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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Destinations, U.S.A., Video


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Magic Kingdom night parade

It always seems like the clock is ticking away so slowly whenever I wait for the night parade to start in Disneyland. Thousands of LEDs will be flying past me in just few minutes’ time and I was still indecisive on which mode should I use for the night parade, pictures or video? Eventually, I somehow convinced myself to take video recording of the night parade with 50mm F1.2L and so, this will be my second time of taking video of the night parade in Disneyland, last one was Tokyo Disneyland night parade, the video that I took when I last visited Disneyland in Tokyo gave me wonderful memories indeed and this is also part of the reason why I have decided to also take a video of the night parade in Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

This time is a little different as the lens used in this video is 50mm F1.2L which is something that I have wanted to try for the first time. The night parade went on and I was there half kneeling while keeping my camera handheld for the whole parade. Well, the parade took longer than I expected and the night parade outlived the 4 GigaByte limit of my 5D II. With lots of handshakes as well in the video, I chopped up the videos into pieces and put them together as nicely as possible. Oh yes, this time, I have my ZOOM H1 sound recorder with me which is a great piece of equipment that I have. The sound quality is definitely much better than the mic on board the camera.

The night parade was still as amazing as I last remembered of the last night parade in Tokyo. The LEDs remained so mesmerizing in my eyes and familiar music filled the air while the parade past by. This is all how I like it, fond memories fresh in my mind and beautiful images and videos posted here to share with everyone my sentiments.


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Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Destinations, U.S.A., Video


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Tokyo Disneyland night parade

Taking a trip to Tokyo disneyland was actually a big part of the highlights that I have had in Japan. Words by mouth suggested to me that I should visit their disneyland as they are renowned for its cleanliness and friendliness! Very true enough, the place was so clean that you could just take a seat on the ground anywhere, literally! The staffs are so incredibly polite and friendly that you would feel so welcome there.

I was holding back on posting this video that I have compiled because in the first place, I was very rigid about posting only photos in this blog. Now I realized that I should be more flexible and share the video that I have compiled. I used Ulead Videostudio in assisting me to stitch many short videos together. And also stitching the music that I have recorded using my 5D II. The night parade in Tokyo disneyland was definitely a mesmerizing one. The millions of LEDs they have decorated with will keep you amazed!

I somehow regretted not getting a sound recorder to record the music that they played during the night parade. Recording the sound on the spot beats sound tracks, nevertheless, I got myself ZOOM H1 recorder! This video is also my very first time shooting under low light with 5D II. It was simply amazing! As I was using it for the first time, every settings here were on auto.

Lastly, be sure not to give the disneyland trip a miss when you are in Japan. It is worth the trip and time! Please enjoy the video.

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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Destinations, Japan, Video


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