“So I took a handheld camera on a autorickshaw ride in Mumbai…”

I know that sounds like the beginning of a bad joke.

But I did, and I brought the footage into After Effects to stabilize the footage in post.

What you see here is the extent to which my Flip camera must have been bouncing around as I attempted to ‘go with the flow’ on that rickshaw ride.

I think it looks pretty cool, jello effect and all.

This is definitely one way I want to keep making videos: exploring the lo-res end of HD video to see how it behaves in various situations. There are lessons to be learnt from no-RAW, non-HDSLR video capture.