I usually don't post my personal stuff on our blog, but this one, I just had to share with you all.
My son, Sean is now 6 years old, attending 1st grade. Time sure flies fast...
He has been interested in one particular field all the time. Two years ago, it was plantes, especially solar system. Last year was animals in the North/South Pole (his favorite, Beluga Whales, and Killer Whales among others). This year, he picked up extreme interest in jelly fish. He also noticed signs on the street and buses while driving downtown, and asked me where those jelly fish was. Shedd Aquarium was having special exhibition!!! I promised him that we'd go, but with moving our house, editing, and shooting, it was very hard to make time for the trip. On 3rd day of heavy lifting and moving around at our new house, I just decided to get out, and recharge. And what else could be better than taking my son to Jelly exhibition?!?!
As the description on the video said, I didn't really expect anything to capture that day. Maybe some still photos of Sean, and Jelly fish. Then as soon as I saw unique movements that jelly fish was making, I suggested Sean that video maybe better to capture to jelly fish instead of still photo. He strongly agreed, and started commending take video of this jelly fish, that jelly fish, and so on.
I truly had a blast spending all day with him. It's been too long since I did that.
It's great to take a break once in a while, I guess.
*NOTE from the video "I took Sean to Shedd Aquarium today.
He has been into Jelly fish lately, reading tons of books, and studying each kind.
Beluga Whale has been one of his favorites for a long time, but in addition to that, Jelly fish has been his interest lately.
With moving, and editing (and shooting), it was almost impossible to make a trip, but since I was afraid the special exhibition was gonna be over, I decided to keep the promise with my son, and took him there.
When I took my 7D and Zeiss 50mm, I thought I was gonna snap some still images of him, and jelly fish.
But more I thought about it, the movement of jelly fish felt more appropriate to capture its Motion by video than still images.
So I ended up capturing about 30 mins footage, then cut down to 4-5 minutest highlight/SDE, LOL!
I didn't have any rig. Just the strap, and camera. That was it.
It was great feeling to see my son being amazed by each jelly fish, and looks like he had fun time.
It's awesome to be a father to such a wonderful child.