Musings

Sometimes I struggle with what to write here. I follow a couple of beauty blogs and I think that I'd quite enjoy doing that. But it's not something I can dedicate my blog to, because cosplay is obviously such a bigger part of my life. I also don't want to be just another blog in the crowd, as it were. On the other hand, makeup does definitely play a role in cosplay, so maybe I can take it in that direction? A specifically, helpful reviews and makeup for cosplay way. Obviously there would be crossover, especially since I do wear makeup every day.

I know I'm not going to get lots of readers overnight, but until I know people are enjoying reading what I post, I don't know whether I'm posting the right things or not =p Which means I may end up with a somewhat random mix of things. I think there's always going to be a cosplay bias, but whether that's something that people will really want to read about remains to be seen. I'll try to alternate some things between cosplay progress, photoshoots, makeup and whatever else I happen to think of.

Con season is ending very soon in the UK which means it's almost time for me to hit the great big pause button on cosplay for most of next year. But hopefully that'll give me more time to spend blogging and doing photography and perhaps even some videography. So I'll very definitely still be around =)
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EGX 2014 Video!

Today I'm sharing with you what my steadicam at EGX London managed to produce for me. I still definitely need a lot of practice, plus I didn't get that much footage. I tried to make the best with what I had and I think I've managed to pull it off. There's one clip I'm especially proud of out of all of them, I wonder if you can tell which?

I quite enjoy taking a view of cosplay from the other side of the lens, and going further in doing videography as well is just another way of expressing creativity I think. You can never have too many outlets for it. At the moment I'm finding it more tricky than photography, since I don't have the steadiest of hands. Obviously the steadicam goes a long way to helping this, but it's not perfect. Perhaps just with more practice I can get it so.

Not only that, but I tend to be a bit shy and/or awkward when asking people if I can take photos or a video. So I often end up with mostly photos/videos of my friends and even then I don't get quite as much footage as I would like. Hopefully, at MCM Expo in October, I can kick this habit of mine. I'm always surprised by the amount of footage I do get - I reckon I have about 30 seconds, but it's actually 4 or 5 minutes, which when cut down makes about 3 minutes of useable footage. I'd love to be able to actually pick and choose which clips I chose though, since at the moment I end up using everything I have that's half-decent =p So asking more people for video shots will give me more clips to work on. I'd still try to include everyone, but it would mean if I had a slightly wobbley shot that I wasn't that proud of, that I wouldn't have to use it.

Anyway, enough of the ramblings, enjoy the video =)

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