Mike Kobal

July 27, 2009

Summer Fun: Olympus E P-1

Summer Fun: shot with Olymplus E P-1 from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

A few short clips shot with my new Olympus E P-1 in the ART6 filter movie setting, walking around in Central Park, East River Park and Lincoln Park. Olympus is mysterious about the frame rate, I guess it is around 8 fps, shot at aperture 4 with the kit lens. Fun effect. The E P-1 is the best compact camera for still photos at the moment, small footprint, manual controls, big sensor, great image quality. The movie mode is not up to that level, aperture control but no AE lock. Still a great little toy that can be carried around all the times. The clips are ungraded, right out of the camera, this is the color and effect (vignette) the ART6 filter produces. Music: Twistedtracks.com

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 5:31 pm


  1. I thought you had the EP1, and returned it?

    Comment by WT — July 27, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Cool stuff Mike, thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Curt Edwards — July 27, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

  3. crazy stuff very cool
    Is the footage straight out of the camera as far as the slow motion effect goes, or did you modify in Post Production. Oh and was this all hand held, or tripod as usual.

    Comment by Simon — July 27, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

  4. thanks guys. @WT, true, had one-returned it- now bought one for my gf to take on a trip- had to test it first of course ;) @Simon, yup, thats the art filter, no grading straight out of the camera. I did play with changing the frame rate, mostly at 200% or 300% speed. some is handheld, some tripod and some just resting it on something. with the low frame rate it is easier to shoot handheld.

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 27, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  5. the motion effect is very cool. I love it!

    Comment by GT — July 28, 2009 @ 12:56 am

  6. Now, this is great video! :)

    Comment by Duarte Bruno — July 28, 2009 @ 6:38 am

  7. thanks GT and Duarte.

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 28, 2009 @ 9:31 am

  8. mike,
    you’ve done it again!! really nice work

    Comment by byron — July 28, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

  9. mike just curious is this unique to the pen meaning cant you get anything like that out of the GH1 you have?

    Comment by Simon — July 28, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

  10. thanks Byron, Simon, the GH1 does not have a low frame rate setting or art filters, you could get something similar in post

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 28, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  11. great effect!

    Comment by Adam — July 29, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

  12. Great video. We run Photography workshops in the Virginia area, and have just begun to also incorporate video because its there.

    I am not a video person myself, but have other instructors who are. But for my own knowledge, how did you produce the stop/slow action, of subject hopping from place to place? I very much like the effect but did not see where it could be done the Ep-1 of which I have two in use with Olympus, Panasonic, Nikon, and Zeiss/Voigtlander lenses.

    If you could email me a reply that would be appreciated.


    Elliot Stern

    Comment by ELLIOT STERN — July 30, 2009 @ 7:59 am

  13. thanks Adam. @Elliot, thats how it records in art6 mode. there is no choice.

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 30, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  14. Hi Mr. Kobal,your videos are “pure art”.
    Pino from Italy.

    Comment by Pino Spina — August 2, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

  15. thanks Pino

    Comment by mike.kobal — August 2, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

  16. nice work buddy i have a cannon D5 too. :) but i never use it because i don’t really understand its functions and modes, anyway…Nice buddy keep it coming..:)

    Comment by MMA Shirts — August 9, 2009 @ 10:48 am

  17. Nice shot – I never feel confident to show some of my fotos to others
    right now I am looking into HDR and try to polish up my photoshop skills!

    Comment by registry cleaner reviews — August 15, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

  18. hey, mike, i like this stuff, good clip too.

    Comment by Jonny — August 20, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

  19. I was given an E-P1 as a birthday present the other day. Cool, I know. Anyway inspired by your Central Park shoot I went out and shot some footage at the Edinburgh Festival using Art6 and no post processing other than assembly.

    http://www.vimeo.com/6349634 Hope you get a chance to have a look.

    Comment by Graham — August 31, 2009 @ 5:23 am

  20. thanks guys!

    Comment by mike.kobal — September 10, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  21. Great stuff… this footage could easily be used in a music video. Was that a pregnant girl in a bikini I saw about 2/3rds of the way through it though? O_o

    Comment by Bathroom supplies — November 6, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  22. with Ep2 full manual control is a good way for olympus :)

    Comment by depannage informatique — November 17, 2009 @ 8:43 am

  23. hey, mike, i like this stuff, good clip too.

    Comment by regtweaker — January 20, 2010 @ 5:16 am

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