Latest video – Cocktail mixing

Here’s my latest video of Head Barman, Elliot Ball, shot at Shaker & Co cocktail bar in London for the Angostura Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge 2013. He’s mixing his ‘Siegert’s Flip’ cocktail with the hope of going to the final in Trinidad next year. Click continue to watch the vid:

Shot on the Nikon D7000 with the 35mm f/1.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8. Used the Glidecam HD4000 stabilizer for the moving shots. Edited in Final Cut Pro X.

As you can tell, the audio is terrible even with as much post processing as I could muster. The combination of using the built in mic on the D7000, an empty bar and a load of loud background noise made it impossible to get a clean audio feed for Elliot as he’s talking. We tried recording using the iTalk iPhone app as I have previously talked about but that actually picked up just as much of the background noise in the bar. So my biggest learn from this shoot is that I need a high quality external mic like the Rode Video Mic that comes highly recommended!

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