When my friend and fellow POWWW board member Mike Leone (actually POWWW’s VP) asked for my help in producing a short beekeeping video I took little hesitation in saying yes. We created this short info video on behalf on Denville Community Gardens. The purpose of the film is to explain the great benefits of pollinators while discussing some trials and tribulations that may stump beginning beekeepers.
Initial filming took place at the Denville Community Gardens which is located on Diamond Spring Road just outside of Downtown Denville. I chose to film with my Canon SL2 DSLR which is a great compact and simple camera for clean 1080p video. For filming optics, I chose my Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens for the ability to film both broad scenes as well as close-up shots of the honeybees. Voice Over audio was recorded after-the-fact by wiring my R0DE VideoMic GO directly into my SL2.
Camera information aside, I was very pleased to help web-publish the invaluable information about the ecological important of honeybees. More pollinators = more fresh local food = less processed food with preservatives and refined sugar. Many green and sustainable practices do require a time investment, however the health benefits and feelings of self-gratification make for any easy offset. I also greatly enjoy creating outdoor education content as I can use my multimedia background while both teaching and learning.
If you have any beekeeping questions or video production questions please leave them in the comments and I will route them to the appropriate individual.
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