The castle in Versailles Kentucky recently held their first renaissance festival. Naturally, I had to go. It was okay. Definitely a little too small to call it great. Awesome location though! Maybe next year they can expand on it. Still having way too much fun with the 360 camera so I filmed with that again. In retrospect I wish I'd taken my osmo pocket instead because the the 360 camera has such a wide fish angle lens which didn't seem ideal for many of my shots. No regrets on getting a tiny planet of a castle though. That photo is a keeper!
Took the insta 360 one x out for a spin again. I'm really impressed with the invisible selfie stick. I was able to get some really unique perspectives with it including a shot similar to that of a drone. If your considering the insta 360 one x you gotta get the selfie stick!
I like to collect unique hobbies so naturally I've joined the ax throwing league. I thought it'd make a good opportunity to use my new 360 camera.
I recently got a 360 camera (insta 360 one x) and wanted to test the stabilization. So naturally I ran with my dog and sister. I then exported the video in both true 360 as well as flat 1080 (overcapture).
I thought the stabilization was pretty darn good, but more than that I was impressed by the overcapture abilities as showcased here:
For a long time now I've wanted to be able to juggle. 6 months ago I decided to stop just thinking about juggling and actually go juggle. I'm in no way a master but I've gotten pretty good at it and I'd been trying to think of some way I could connect that to my hobby of making videos when it hit me... what if I juggled GoPros?
I'm setting a goal for myself to upload one regularly scheduled video a month. Ideally I'd upload more than one video a month but making videos is challenging when life is happening, or you run out of ideas, etc, etc. In order to try and get off on the right foot I've scheduled next month's video to be published on on the 14th day of the 14th hour (2:00). Figured I'd play up the 14 part of ShellyG14.
Princesses, sunsets, and dragons (of the bearded variety). Just another weekend.
I remember when I first started my youtube channel. I had naive dreams of instant success and when those dreams didn't pan out I was bummed and stopped uploading for a bit. After some reflection, though I realized there are many definitions of what success looks like and success for me isn't going to be what everyone else defines as success. If I wanted to I could do gear reviews, how to's, and comment on everyone's videos to establish a rapport with the community and then maybe I'd get more views and subscribers but that's not what I want. I want to take the weird ideas that are in my head and release them to the world even if no one else cares. On my channel, I aim to be creative for creativity's sake. Because of my stubbornness and refusal to be conventionally successful, I thought I'd never have more than a handful of subscribers. I know 100 subscribers isn't very many in the grand scheme of things and most of my videos barely have 100 views if that but it's still kind of neat to have this moment. I've been making these videos purely for myself yet there are a 100 people out there who think I'm good enough to subscribe to. It's a weird thought to wrap my head around.
A behind the scenes look at what I'm up to