One of the most intensive video projects I’ve done was an all-Ukrainian tour with Ukrainian MPs. In three weeks, we travelled more than 4,000 kilometres across Ukraine and almost every day released short video reports about meetings of deputies in various Ukrainian cities – from west to east, from north to south. I worked as a digital director for the Golos party during 2019-2021 and joined this tour with an experienced videographer to assist with shooting and editing. I also took all the drone footage. Some of the videos we brought from this trip are below.
This video was the assignment project for the Digital Media Technologies course at Brunel University.
The guitar advertising genre was not chosen by chance. First, the primary motivation was to use unique university facilities, which are not easily accessible elsewhere. On the other hand, combining various hobbies makes learning and creating video products much more enjoyable.
I use drone footage in many videos. However, you won’t surprise anyone with shots from ordinary drones like DJI Mavic. So I systematically pump up my flying skills with the FPV (First point view) drones. Those shootings raise the film to a new level and bring fresh perspectives.
Blogs, reports, events
For video shooting, I mostly use my gear. However, sometimes the project requires specific equipment. Therefore I’m used to the latest cameras like Red, Blackmagic, Alexa, Panasonic, Canon etc.
My to-go gear.
- Sony A7 IV
- Sony Zeiss 16-35 f4
- Sony 24 f1,4
- Zeiss Batis 85 f1,8
- Tamron 28-75 f2,8
- Aputure Amaran 60D as the main light with an 80cm Softbox
- Godox TL30 RGB tube light
- Aputure AL-MX Bi-Color LED
- Godox Flash Speedlite
- Manfrotto Befree tripod for travel
- Joby GorillaPod, a small tripod for everyday use
- DJI Mini 3 Pro is a compact drone for travel
- DJI Ronin SC gimbal
- DJI Mic
- Rode Videomic NTG
- Peak Design Everyday Backpack
- Peak Design Capture Clip
- Peak Design Slide Light Strap