A lot of people are asking: how are you really doing that? What modes are you using? How are you operating the smartphone, gimbal, etc, etc, etc? So, in today’s, video i’m gon na be doing some creative shots with smartphone, gimbal and monopod to cover the large angle shots. Some people refer to it as a fake drone shots, even though those are completely different, because you cannot simply fake a drone. You really have to send it out, but you still get that kind of a bird’s eye perspective a little bit higher perspective, especially if you’re a petite person um the stuff. We don’t normally see from eye level from this eye level, so let’s get going majority of those creative shots. You can do with any gimbal and for the new faces welcome. My name is azdenka darula. If your passion is photography and video, consider subscribing to this channel let’s start with. What do you need? Obviously, you need a smartphone and a gimbal i’m going to be using today hohem, i study v2. I have reviewed this gimbal two or three weeks ago. Everything i’m gon na be showing today’s video is linked below in the video description. You will also need a lightweight as long as possible, monopod to be able to create very large movements. If your gimbal comes with a selfie stick, you can use that as well, but the angle shots will be quite limited because you’re not going to be able to reach that high or that far let’s start rich’s basic shots and build it up all the way.
To very creative ones which have not been shown on this channel, yet everything i’m going to be filming today is going to be from in protake app hohem. Eyesteady has a very good stabilization, however, protect app can give me extra level of stabilization i’m gon na be also filming everything in just automatic mode in 60 frames per second, because some of the clips i would like to slow down in a post, i will be Able to play with them a little bit, you can film in 24 frames per second or 30 doesn’t matter. If you want to keep the clips in a real speed. First, shot is just standing on the spot facing the camera the ground and slowly lift the monopod up i’m using auto follow mode, because i want the tilt motors to be unlocked and i’m slowly revealing the location, Music, and you can absolutely do the same thing. If you are going to be walking forward and you lift it up or walking backwards, lift it up or even if you go sideways, the best loans to use is ultra wide angle lens, because it’s gon na look that you are even higher Music i’m gon na Go backwards, Music! You can also do the grind reveal in tilt locked mode. If you want to start let’s, say behind the bush or tall grass like in a flashlight position and just go up now. Some of the gimbals don’t have very large tilt movement like this gimbal as well.
So this is the maximum. I can really get what i do to help to get that angle. Even bigger. I just added a mini tripod. Sorry mini ball head on a monopod to help to get the angle up. Music and same applies with the variations you can go forward. You can go backwards. You can go sideways Music, since i also have selfie stick for this gimbal i’m going to show the same shot with the selfie stick. This one has actually an elbow, so you can bend it towards you and, as you can see, the movement is not that high. This is probably the maximum i can just lift it, but still you’ll get pretty good idea of the location. Music walking side shot. If you happen to be in the middle of a tall trees with beautiful flowers or some fruit, or you know just whole bush or even in the middle of the buildings, you might want to lift your monopole very high and you might want to do a side Shot for this one, you want to select tilt follow mode because you don’t want the phone to go accidentally up or down you don’t want to. You want to stay in the same level if you’re going to be doing this shot in the middle of the buildings. Just make sure you don’t thumb in the windows you don’t want to invade the privacy Music walking forward shot the same thing like going sideways.
The mode you are going to select is still lock mode because you don’t want the gimbal to go this way. You want to stay as you are walking forward and you might show a scene where you’re getting from one place to the other. Now you don’t want to really do a clip which is 40 seconds long, because nobody’s gon na stay watching it for that long. So you can just walk, do the long take and then in a post you can speed up some of the parts and add a blur effect. That way you will still get the message across. It will show that you are moving from place to place Music. I really like using monopod whenever i’m on some kind of a structure it can be gazebo. It can be very high patio and stuff like that, because that way, when i raise the monopod, i can get the kind of bird’s eye perspective. I can look down over it and for that one i like to use all follow mode Music straight up shots on your friend. If you happen to be with your friend in a park like i was a while ago with my friend martina. What i did. I just basically had her laid down on a porch. I had my camera facing on her. I was using ultra wide angle, lens and tilt lock mode, making sure the camera doesn’t move on me and very simply i was lifting the gimbal up and down.
If you happen to see your feet in a shot, if you’re not on a raised platform – and you have a trouble with that – try using just standard lens instead, Music up to this point, i’ve been talking a lot about filming with ultra wide angle lamps. But you can also film with standard lens, if you have already enough ultra wide angle, shots and you can use monopod for that for hard, reachable areas such as windows, car branches or trees. Now the mode i’m using for this one is tilt lock mode, but sometimes you can also use formal Music. So another idea for creative shots would be using fpv mode if you use monopod and you go very low to the ground. You’Re, not gon na kill your back, and you can also mix it with shots. Very high up ultra wide angle. Lens will help you, so the movement looks even faster Music. Next, two shots will be very much equipment specific. You will need a gimbal which comes with a remote. This one has a remote that’s, why i have it in my hand and i’m controlling everything from my hand. Otherwise there are a few other gimbals on the market, which already have a remote. I might link them below in case you’re still in a market, basically on this first shot. What i’m gon na be doing i’m gon na be walking forward or walking sideways and, as i will have the gimbal very high in the air i’m gon na be panning to the side being able to tilt or pan.
While you have your gimbal very high, will give you many more possibilities for creative shots to be able to do this shot? What i did i went to hohem pro app and i changed the settings for the gimbal for the joystick to slow. So all the tilt and pad movements from the remote will be very slow. Music. There are two creative shots. You can actually do, but you can do them on the in holder pro app, because you cannot zoom and zoom out with another app. So i went to the settings and i adjusted the zoom speeds to 10 to make sure it is quite slow, and here you can play with dolly zoom. You can zoom in as you’re going backwards or you can zoom out as you’re going in and the same thing you can do with focus. You just switch it from z to f in the app, and here you can actually with the plus and minus signs. Do a focus pull i like to use it for the closing shots when i’m showing off the location – and i go kind of to the ground – and i just blur it out: Music, Music, Music and let’s. Do the obvious, whenever you’re standing on the top of the cliff or you’re standing on a raised platform like a tall staircase or even gazebo, which is much higher and you use ultra wide angle lens, you lift the gimbal very high in the air it’s gon na.
Look like you’re even higher for that one. I usually use this all. Follow mode Music, we’ve, seen quite a bit of shots into this video with monopod or selfie. Stick let’s run through them, one more time. Music Music hit the thumbs up. If you liked today’s video and subscribe to future videos like this, if you have any questions, comments or simply want to say hi or ahoy, you know what to do.