I tried to make some video footage in 4:3rds format with my Panasonic G2 thinking I might be able to upscale it to 960 x 720, the results were too small to be of any use. I've got 1,000's of 4:3rds still images that I can merge with a video.
Tinkering about with ideas then led me to buying a Panasonic GH1 and being lucky for once there was one on eBay with only 1700 shutter actuations, it looks new. I looked at the hacks and patches that are available for the camera tried lots of them and eventually chose Mr L. Powell's 75Mbps Reliability Patch.
While doing this I began to think about using the 16:9 format the prospect at first horrified me thinking about all my 4:3rds stuff, but, I do like to 'start again' every now and then. Making stuff in 16:9 whether still or video is quite a bit different from 4:3rds a wider frame to fill being just the start of it. It made me think a lot more and after a few hours I began to realise just why the cinematographer's art is so different and the reason that some of their almost 'still' sequences look so good.
I found a video art call from Launceston in Tasmania asking for landscape orientated video work and came up with this called simply "River - Woodland" it's a mixture of figurative stills and video.
The sound is recorded on site either using the camera or a Tascam DR-05, it's 4 minutes 20 seconds long.
Cheers - Jem