My first time lapse with miniature effect video

I decided to try the miniature filter effect on my Lumix GX85 on a rainy day in Long Beach, CA.  I saw an opportunity when I found an Irish pub with a balcony overlooking 2nd Street.  It was raining and I was standing in ankle deep water when I tried to set this up. I forgot a lot of things like turning off autofocus and determining shutter speed. Oh well.  I really needed to slow down the interval. This is at 2 seconds, and I think it is way too fast.

  • Manual mode
  • Aperture ?
  • Shutter speed ?
  • ISO ?
  • Interval: 2 seconds
  • Clip length 15 sec.
  • White balance: cloudy
  • Aspect ratio: 3:4
  • Focus Mode: auto
  • Picture size: M

Playing with my new Lumix GX85

photo of the cameraI took my new Lumix GX85 to the local park to test out the video and the two”kit” lenses that came with it.  I was ready to have a very frustrating experience due to my lack of movie making skills. Even though I had a bit of a time focusing, I think it came out pretty well for my first try. I edited in Camtasia since that is the only video editing software I know right now, but my buddy Jeven Dovey’s awesome tutorials and PhotoJoseph’s love of the Lumix has helped me a lot.