Wednesday, May 26, 2010

AliBoo Farms

David (my business partner and I) went out on a whim to shoot for a day at this local horse farm. We did three interviews and I used two of them in the final product. This family is impossibly generous, and fun. It was fun getting to know them and being able to get some great footage. I mostly shot with a 7d and a Tameron 17-50. David shot with the 5DmII and traded between his 400mm and 70-200. In my opinion all great lenses. It was at this shoot I just fell in love with the 70-200. Such a filmic image. The lens does cost about as much as a body for a 7d, but it's the glass that makes these images sing. For the interviews I used 50mm on the 7d and the 70-200.

Of course we shot with a flat picture profile so the grading in post was just fun. I converted all of the footage using cineform's neoscene and all of the color work was done in AE using the methods found here.

Before & Afters:
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Horses Final (0-00-55-03)

Also the music was a track off a friend of mine's (Greg Wheaton) recent cd. Check him out here. He's an expert guitarist, who's music is just inspiring.

Anyway, you can see I did some simple effects in this film. There's the windmill (just shot against a blue sky and chroma'd out the blue) and of course the OCimage credit.

AliBoo Farms from OC Imageworks on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dimensional Letters

We did this video for the print side of OC, as a spot to show their customers the what's-what about Dimensional Letters. Thankfully, this was shot in much less time than our previous video.

Dimensional Letters from OC Imageworks on Vimeo.

Lost: It ends tonight.

Best. Invite. Ever.

Also, if you talk I will kill you. :)

Side Job! OCImageworks

So, I was recently hired (via handshake) with a local production company who shoots primarily with Dslrs (!).

One of the owners is a long time photographer who saw a niche and we've been working together to build this, er, division.

At this point we've shot about four videos. The first one was a vignette on a local artist, Steven Hill.

I was one of two camera operators (yes, I used my 7D) and Brian Barrow Shot with a 5d. We used a Zoom for external sound. It was a LONG day of shooting. We had no plan, but I think it came out pretty nice. Cudos to Brian for the brilliant editing, and Steven Himself for the music.

Steven Hill: A Potter's Journey from OC Imageworks on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Left 4 Dead The Movie

Not that anyone's asking me to...

Recently, my wife had our first child (Lucas!) Anyway, he's about three months old and when he eats at night we usually get our Left 4 Dead on. Yes, my wife rules. So if I were to make Left 4 Dead the movie, I'd cast the following people:

Jada Pinkett Smith as 'Rochelle',
Chi McBride as 'Coach'
Dean Winters as 'Nick'
Eric Ladin as 'Ellis'

This is before I went to IMDB and found out that Eric Ladin is already Ellis. And Rochelle Aytes, Hugh Dillon, and Chad Coleman would most likely all do great.

Totally random. Just thought I'd share.