Hit the camera, edit, repeat.

I received a link today from Roman Burch about his video “ON/OFF: SHANGHAI TOKYO.” It’s a fun idea: use your hand slapping the lens as an excuse to create cuts, which also ends up creating a satisfying rhythm.

I do really like the idea of making videos using simple constraints like this. A few months ago I started experimenting more with video, and the first thing I started doing was a series of “1 Minute” videos — shoot something for 1 minute, no edits, no artificial sounds. I did quite a few of them — see my Vimeoand YouTube channels — and there are still a few I recorded during a recent hiking trip that I’ve yet to share (and they were shot this time with my GX1, not my iPhone 4). I got the idea for it from this poston Vimeo, and the idea has always been to then try something else.

Hit the camera, edit, repeat.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.