As you may know, we’ve sat down with Victor before to cover his great photography via Drones. However, as World Photography Day is upon us, we wanted to update you on Victor’s movements within the world of photography and his growing and developing love for Videography.
Keep reading to find out more…!
Who is Victor?
My name is Victor Szczodry, and I have been practicing photography for ten years and videography for five. I am from Poland, although I grew up in Belgium and now live in Spain. Maybe you can guess that I love to travel? My creativity comes to life when I’m taking photos and videos – not just when I’m capturing a moment, but also when I’m editing and in post-production.
What drew you to videography?
Photography came naturally to me since I was little – I’d say I was around 10 years old when I picked up my first camera and started shooting and experimenting (on film of course).
Videography came about 10 years ago when I first started experimenting with the video capabilities of my camera. I started first editing with Windows Movie Maker and then iMovie.
I now edit everything with Final Cut Pro X. I feel that video expresses a moment better and brings even more memories than a picture. On the other side, a picture brings more imaginations and memories, the video just allows you to relive the moment and show more details and surroundings.
How do you decide if videography or photography best captures a moment?
Great question! That’s a tough one… I’d say I try to shoot both, often at the same time! A beautiful picture location, with its beautiful surroundings, is somewhere I want to capture on video. So after I’ve taken the photos, I will edit a full video about the place.
Do you always use drones to capture your video footage?
Yes, I use my drone as well as my DSLR. I use a Canon 60D and a DJI PHANTOM 3 – soon to be upgraded!
How does the post-production differ between photography and videography?
The video editing is much more complex and time-consuming, it’s all about rhythm, music, sound effects, color-grading, etc. A picture is more about the ‘feel’ and color correction & exposure.
What advice would you give an aspiring videographer?
I would recommend practicing, so shooting almost everything! I still do it every time I can. Shooting, editing, repeat. Each time I learn something new and get better. It takes time and passion to improve.
To read Victor’s previous feature, which explores his shooting locations and more about his work with Drones, click here!
To find more of Victor’s work on his Lobster profile, click here.
Feeling inspired by Victor’s work? Want to take a chance on Videography yourself? Video is hot right now! That’s why here at Lobster, we’re on the lookout for great video that tells a story and captures a moment.
So what are you waiting for? Start experimenting and show us what you can do! Don’t forget to #ilobsterit