It seemed like a good idea to stick the camera on a tripod and attempt to film a few minutes of the new year fireworks. The whole of the evening is punctuated with bangs and screeches, and whistles. However, a few minutes before midnight it really begins in earnest.
Unfortunately my video making skills are… lacking. It’s not in focus, the sound is terrible, and it needed to be shot at a lower ISO. All of which adds up to it not really reproducing the intensity of the experience. Next year, at a minimum, i’ll need to: get it in focus; shoot a few samples to check for noise; get a microphone with one of those furry hats to reduce the wind noise. I’d guess that an external microphone would actually make the biggest difference to how it works out. That and getting up on the roof… lets see how that goes (in a year)!
Edit: figured a little background music and a fade-out wouldn’t hurt. Just goes to show how wrong you can be! There is a copy of something called iMovie HD on my hard disk, presumably from back when Apple was giving such junk away – fuck knows they wouldn’t have been able to sell it… It got the job done, but it was, to say the least, a bit of a traumatic software experience. Presumably things have improved?