Anime Los Angeles is an anime convention held in Long Beach, CA. After a two year hiatus it came back with a strong attendance and amazing cosplayers. I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who shot with me.
Despite being held during a pandemic, everyone I met was in good spirits and willing to follow me to nice shooting locations. The Long Beach Convention Center is a nice facility, but I have long since given up shooting in the hallways and general gathering areas of a civic convention center. It’s the places with interesting architectural features, murals, leading lines, or better lighting that I look for. The weather was mostly good, but Saturday was foggy and very overcast. I spent a large chunk of that day shooting the inside shots that you see in this video. Otherwise there was lots of sun and some very beautiful sunsets the other days. I often chose to shoot directly into the sun, which made it a challenge to grade the footage. I used all of the post processing magic I have to produce this video 🧙🏻♂️.
It took a lot longer to release this video due to regular life things getting in the way. Still, it’s better late than never. I think it turned out very well. It took a while to find the right music, but I’m really happy with the songs as well. The first three flow together really well and the last one is more of a standard happy pop song. You can find links to them below.
As usual I will be linking to all of the cosplayers on my website (https://flannel.ninja), although I am behind on that as well. I still need to write an article for my Holiday Matsuri video (Part 1 here: https://youtu.be/JvmL6IxrgH8). I will get to it, but I also have Katsucon coming up in February. So much to do and so little time…
This video is graded in HDR! This amazing technology produces more vivid color and luminance, but might not be compatible with your display. If something looks odd, please try a different browser or device. The YouTube app on your mobile phone is probably the best way to watch: https://geni.us/cEx73jD
« Tokyo » by Nbdy Nprtnt https://geni.us/tn2rO
« Drop Off » by Yellen https://geni.us/rwgm
« Lucid » by WHZLY https://geni.us/uRnINni
« Just Gets Better » by Punch Parade https://geni.us/yE2V
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Z CAM E2-F6 https://geni.us/fNI9elH
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Tilta Nucleus Nano Wireless Follow Focus https://geni.us/cyqJBN
This video was recorded in 6K ProRes 422 with the Z CAM E2-F6 using vintage lenses. Focus was pulled manually using the Tilta Nucleus Nano.
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