Why not change up your hybrid photography video by using video as a background? It works great for showing off products but would work for other applications too.
Most hybrid videos you see are more like a slideshow of stills and videos with some music and fancy transitions between them. However for a restaurant eProduct, I wanted to do something different. I used the video as a background instead of the main focus of the video. My client loved the end result.
I took a wide angle video using the Olympus OMD E-M5 + the Lumix 20mm and brought it into Screenflow as the bottom layer of my project. That way I could have the still photos (also taken with the same camera/lens combo) and text in a layer above that to make them the foreground. I muted the colors of the video clip to make it a black and white and turned down the opacity so it wouldn’t be too distracting since I wanted the main point of focus to be the still photos I took of the food.
The restaurant was a little dark so I used my favorite LED flashlight, the McGizmo Mule, to light up the dishes. Unless you shoot a lot of low light restaurant food this may not be the flashlight for you. It is not cheap but it is slightly cheaper than a Nikon SB-910. It’s made of titanium so will last you a long time. The flood light on this flashlight is the best I’ve seen. It’s a nice white light and has a very wide even spread of light, virtually no hot spot at all. You won’t find these flashlights at any store, they are only sold via the candlepower forums. There are plenty of cheaper options if you don’t want to pay $400+ for a flashlight. Fenix and Surefire make some decent flood flashlights that are under $100. These lights probably aren’t as white and the flood not as spread out and even as the McGizmo but they will work.