#Taiwantitthatway - a music video!
I just set a record for myself - I've started and ended editing this video within just a day! Usually it takes me a couple of days (weeks at worst) but I outdid myself this time around. Might not happen again in my lifetime so I'm just savoring it.
This is also my first time editing 4K videos and FCP X handles it just fine and the quality is noticeably better than my Korea video. I also upgraded to an iPhone 7 plus as my primary camera and it is way better than the iPhone 6S (duh). I appreciate the optical 2x zoom on the iPhone 7 plus but the added optical stabilization on iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X on the telephoto lens would have been quite nice. Like every other phone camera, low light performance is still not that good so there was pixelation on some of the night shots but w/e. Unlike my Korea footage, I felt that I did not have enough for this video. I thought that there were a couple of places that could have used more shots. I blame my concious shift to shoot material specifically for Instagram stories and those are mostly in Portrait and unusable for traditional videos. I had to use one Portrait shot as it’s one of the more important shots in the video and I’m not too happy about it. Corrected that in Japan already. One last thing before I let you go and watch the movie already - finding a song to match the video was quite hard. It wasn’t like my Korea video where I knew the song that I’ll use months ahead of editing or my upcoming Japan video where I have too many options. So I chose Rocks by Imagine Dragons which I thought was perfect: we went to a lot of rocky places and the lyrics speaks to me on a very personal level. It’s also a very short song so it’ll be a bit easier to fill it up with footages.
So there you have it, it was extremely fun for me to shoot and edit this video and I hope you’ll enjoy watching it as much as I did. If you’d like to see more videos like this, you can check out my Korea video and you can also subscribe to my website and FB page so you’ll have your regular travel content fix! Until then, hope this video convinces you to consider Taiwan in your travels. Enjoy!