July 1, 2018
Hello everyone, and welcome to another video in which…. SPOILERS BELOW:
I, Simon, needlessly suffer at the hands of Luck, which seems to have a grudge against me when it comes to these games. Or it’s just that whenever the camera is on my luck gets profoundly worse. Like the double slit experiment: my path changes if people are observing. In fact, my luck got so bad that the lens literally just fell apart in the middle of shooting. Just so much bad luck overload that it broke the equipment. Ah, I’ll miss you, old Tokina lens. We’ve had you since our early days in Korea, but it’s time for an upgrade.
On a camera nerd note here, I really liked the look of this video. It’s because we went with the super wide lens, and I think it suits Tokyo shoots better. I don’t have to crouch as much, for starters, but also it allows more of the background into the shot, and I think that’s a good look. This video just looked and felt different from our regular 24-70 lens shoots. Our replacement to the old lens will hopefully have that wide angle feel again. Let me know how you feel. I’m curious if you felt or noticed a difference.
Allow me to toot my own horn for a second. We love Kichijoji, as you can tell from our podcasts, and also from the freaking shirt I’m wearing here as well. And a lot of the time when we think about videos to shoot we’re like “oh! We can film that right around the corner” because there’s a lot to do in Kichijoji. But not this time. No! We made a strong point to explore other
inferior parts of Tokyo, so we can show you what else this lovely megacity has to offer. We even explored new parts of Tokyo, like we did with the last ice cream place. If you want to check them out yourselves, here are all the addresses!
Please note: this place sells out of flavours fast, so go early after they open for the maximum selection.
Lastly, we didn’t have any secret bonus videos this time around with our equipment failure, but we do have some extra scenes and bloopers if you’re down for a couple extra giggles :D