Editor’s Diaries: Create Like A Fashion Editor With ZEISS
Metro Editor-in-Chief Geolette Esguerra talks about an editor’s eye and what it takes to go from fashion shoots, to events, and more—and how the vivo X80 Pro helps her in creating top content
An editor’s life is never really just about editing stories—it involves planning, meetings, going out to shoots and events, and creating a lot of content. Our phones are filled with photos of what happens during the day. In my case, I’m always on-the-go so I now rarely reach out for my DSLR, it’s simply too big and bulky, and does not fit most of my purses. Instead, my entire creative life rests with just one device, a smartphone.
It was photo powerhouse: Both the vivo X80 Pro, which I tried, and the vivo X80 variant, are powered by ZEISS technology. While this isn’t the first collaboration between vivo and ZEISS, I believe this is the one to beat, simply because of the amount of technology in it.
Your own cinematic universe
One of the features I’m really loving is the cinematic video you can get form the ZEISS Anamorphic lenses. You can pick out different color or mood settings, and you can instantly shoot vignettes and shorts from futuristic to nostalgic, and so on. Pretty cool especially if you have a specific aesthetic for your feed. You can play around with the elliptical flares, or the blue streak line, or even the movie LUTs (“look-up tables in pro-speak, which pertain to special color tones).
Having that out-of-focus part makes images visually appealing because the area in focus, like a bag or our celebrity, will be sharp since it’s in the depth of field, and the background, which can be the production set, can be blurry and out of focus. In fact, many of our fashion editorials and portraits use this technique on the depth of field, because you’ll really get to focus on the clothes and the faces of the subject. So imaging having that on your camera phone, plus you also have the option to do it in video!
Companion from day to night
Another feature I really loved is the ZEISS Super Night Camera. It’s great to take photos during the day when the sunlight conditions are perfect but night is where most of our parties happen (and they’re often in dark places), so having this Super Night Camera means we don’t have to keep pushing the exposure when editing the photos.
Something to consider: you can play around with the Gimbal Portrait Camera which gives stability even when you’re moving. I tried camera panning and it works with the Gimbal Stabilization! This is of great help because when you’re out shooting, it’s pretty hard to fit in a mobile phone gimbal inside your purse, and it’s a hassle to take videos while you’re holding a flute of champagne, which happens to us often.
Check out this fashion film we shot:
The display will also spoil you from looking at other phones, there’s really so much real estate with its wide quad high-definition display which supports 2400x1080 and 3200x1440 pixel resolution. It has a 10-bit color depth with 1,024 color levels, so the color transitions are more natural, and the display gives a clear and immersive visual experience.
Finally, what good is a phone, if it’s always out of juice! In this case, the phone can take you from day to night with its 4700 mAH battery, or you can get it up to 100% quickly with the 80W Fast Charge. For the lucky ones who’ll purchase this online, you’ll actually get an exclusive vertical charging stand which can give the phone up to 50W wireless fast charging, too!
In the end, the editor’s eye is so important in my work, and so having the vivo x80 Pro as part of the creative process can elevate our storytelling and visuals. Having an all-in-one professional phone can make all the difference in creating your masterpiece.