I woke up Christmas morning in 2012 and saw a huge blizzard outside. Â I ran outside and grabbed my Sony FS700 to shoot some slow motion footage of my dogs jumping through one of the heaviest blizzards we had seen in a decade. Â The backdrop of the snow was interesting as it’s usually hard to expose a white scene outdoors, but the FS700 had no problem in Cine4 gamma handling all the subtle variations in white, even in the 24mbps AVCHD mode.
After shooting, I knew I needed to do a small amount of color grading on it, but I was at my parents house at the time. Â They didn’t have Pro calibrated IPS monitor like the dreamcolor, so I had to rely on scopes heavily on the small color grade I made. Â I really didn’t know if it was OK until I went home to watch it. Â Everything in it was OK with the exception of the end shot where it’s just a tad too green. Â Oh well this was just for fun.
I had also been receiving coupons for a new service called Virool stating that they would make my video appear on many sites and get it lots of hits. Â I used the $100 coupon they gave me and said “Why the hell not?” Â I wouldn’t recommend it to people making more art focused videos as there were many trolls whose comments I had to delete. Â It also tanked the engagement rate of the video on the metrics. Â While it does drive traffic to your video, it wasn’t the correct audience. Â It might be OK for an ad where you’re just trying to get impressions, but for getting legitimate engagement, I found it better just to link it to pet blogs and have them show it to their engaged audience.