Welcome to My Garage: Video

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

In my post So Long Frank Lloyd Wright: Goodbye CLA 250, I said goodbye to my 2016 Mercedes-Benz. In that post I also asked, “what’s in store for the next Joe Car?” I mentioned that I hoped to talk a friend who has an old Mercedes Benz AMG model into selling it to me. That hasn’t happened yet for two reasons: He has been distracted by lots of changes in his personal life but more importantly I haven’t bugged him about it because I don’t have money for a new (used) car at this time. I am hoping to real soon now but as many of you have discovered when it comes to photography and especially cars, life tends to get in the way of doing and buying things you would like. And so I wait…

In the meantime, my wife has been encouraging me to start a car project as part of this website and blog, with a focus on creating videos showing the car and any repairs and that I make to it. If all this sounds contradictory, that’s because it is. And isn’t life just like that sometime.

To get started on the process, I created the below video clip as a test of both me and the gear needed to shoot these kinds of videos. I feel I was partially successful with this first clip but want to improve the audio a lot more and that will be one of my goals for the next video as I wait for my ship to come in to purchase the next JoeCar. Any suggestions?

So if you have one minute and 47 seconds, please check out the video below that if nothing else gives a behind-the-scenes peek at some parts of my garage.

How I shot this video: Camera was a Panasonic Lumix GX85 with G Vario 12-32mm lens (at 12mm.) The camera’s built-in audio was used for this test and I was not completely happy with the results. Next time, I’ll be using another camera along with an external shotgun mic.


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