Nokia Videos: Lumia 925 films Nokia House, Espoo, Finland (OIS steadycam-esque rig running test 1)

| July 30, 2013 | 9 Replies
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Clearly dressed up as Russell from the Disney movie, “Up”. We are Wilderness Explorers going on an Adventure to Nokia House! We are armed with cameras, the main one in use for me was the 925. Ideally it would have been the new 1020 but the 1020 still does an awesome job. Reflection of Nokia House from the ‘tour bus’

As you may have been aware, last week, we were in Finland! I’m going through the photos and videos at the moment. Here’s a few that were recorded from the Nokia Lumia 925 whilst visiting Nokia House on Day 2.

I really wanted to edit them together but I find iMovie too annoying to use. Perhaps when I’m back in Uni and can get to Sony Vegas. That way it would look even better just splicing together the exceptionally nice parts of the clips with some ethereal/inspirational/catchy soundtrack, haha :p.

Landing in Helsinki.

At Nokia House, we were given a tour by Tiina Jaatinen (Editor in Chief of Nokia Conversations) and John Pope (Director of Communications). John was awesome and Tiina is so much fun (let’s see if we can find some clips from Karaoke, eh? :p)

Here’s the three of us in New York (link).

From Nokia Connects came Sophie Rivet and Joel Diamond. Joel Williams from NokConv was also there.

The attendees of course were MsJen (Jennifer Hanen), Mark Guim, CJ, Smashpop and us :).

In some videos, I used a steadicam like rig in others they were hand held (the first landing one and the marching band one – to be posted later or tomorrow, my upload speed is so bad..). The same one used here. The Nokia Lumia 925 of course has its own optical image stabilisation. This meant that on some occasions, it was a lot better to just use the Nokia Lumia 925 on its own vs on the rig.

The pro version of the stabilisation accessory I used is often seen with those filming with DSLRs on the move. Even though the lenses or the DSLR itself may have excellent OIS, this accessory makes everything super smooth, so that you can run, slowly spin, walk backwards, track people and it all looks very professional. It focuses on the quality of the video capture vs the movement.

It limits the quick jerky movements from the arms. Sometimes that means less versatility to look around. 

Here we had a long corridor to run across at Nokia House.

Going to the roof garden

This is one of the dining areas at Nokia House. There’s two main ones.

Inside Nokia Lounge

This is the room where the Nokia Leadership Team make important decisions. We have successfully left our bugs and flies on the wall to listen in and watch, haha :p.

Thank you Nokia and Nokia Connects for this experience 🙂


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