Don't get me wrong, I am very happy for Patrick, but I also know many of you were really hopeful. It is unfortunate to disappoint so many – but don't fret! We've got plenty more giveaways lined up – at least one more from DitoGear and several others are coming too.
Congratulations Patrick Stapleton! You win a DitoGear OmniSlider on planet5D!
Here's what Patrick had to say when notified of winning:
I'm extremely happy to win this fabulous prize, thank you so much Ditogear and Planet5D. I only occasionally enter these kinds of competitions, I guess assuming that I'll never ever win. However at least in this case, it seems the old saying “you've got to be in it to win it” is actually true
While i've dabbled in video since 2008, I only really started to get serious when I purchased a Canon 5D Mk II three or so years ago. Since then i've steadily uploading to my youtube channel (tonant22), gradually learning more and more about the art of story telling through moving pictures. I really love the learning process and with making films there is always plenty more to learn.
I read a lot about cameras and film making online. It seems quite of a lot of shots being made by DSLR users include movement in some form or another and this is something I have been looking to include more in my productions, especially at the beginning of scenes to establish them with more polish. I've used a slider before and expect to great use out of the Omnislider adding left/right movement to shots that I would normally shoot static from my tripod. But also, with the servo feature, I think I'll be able to try controlled vertical movements as well. Also I'm excited to try it with time lapse photography.
Can't wait to get my hands on it. Mitch, I'll post you every time I use it in a production
(cover photo credit: snap from DitoGear)