I've always wanted to go to GATEBIL, to experience everything I had read about since I moved to Sweden back in 2012. I had no idea that this event was this crazy. At some moments I forgot to film because I was taking it all in. The smell of the burnt rubber as the cars flew past the stands at excessive speeds, the awe I witnessed when someone did something amazing on track etc. It was a weekend to remember.
Unfortunately, like before. I made mistakes that I regret doing but also I learnt from those mistakes. One of those was that I recorded some of the clips in so called "digital zoom" in-cam since my lens cant zoom. I used Sony's in-cam zoom (its kinda like a fake 50mm effect) on the a7iii, which by all means looks great when your recording but when I was done with everything, watched the final version I saw just how pix-elated some parts of the movie were. Its not THAT visible but it is there and that's what bothers me.
My second mistake was that I got kicked out because I only had a "day pass" ticket which lasted only to 19:00. I missed the part I was looking forward the most. The BREISLADD competition (drift competition) and the Gymkhana event that they set up for the first time in GATEBIL's history. I guess you could say it was not a fun ride home that evening haha .
Oh well. I learnt my lesson. DON'T ASK THE STAFF TO STAMP YOUR HAND AGAIN BECAUSE THE SWEAT TAKES AWAY THE MARK ON UR HAND. YOU WILL GET KICKED OUT IF YOU ARE "AFTER HOURS"
Anyway, I'm still learning to film events and I try to cover as much as I can but i'm only one person and it can be challenging. All criticism is accepted and taken well.
I hope you guys enjoyed. Next year is going to be bigger and better. I can only wait. Peace!