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Posts tagged “Adirondack

Ashes to Ashes

This is a collection of images I shot with the Canon 7D. I always try and make a short have some kind of storyline or meaning. Even if its quite simplistic.  This one isn’t so clear as some of my others! I guess it’s up to you to interpret what it means or is about. The title refers to the saying “ashes to ashes and dust to dust” which is said at funerals. The imagery of cemeteries sort of works in that context, as does the falling snow which looks like it could be ashes. A bit of a stretch I know but let me know what you think!

The matched dissolves to autumn where all done manually by eye, just returned to the same spot months later and put the slider in the same spot, framed similarly (no reference to the other shots on hand) and shot away. It actually wasn’t until I returned to the edit suite that I realized they matched pretty close. Certainly nothing like PLANET EARTH on Discovery, but I’m OK with how it turned out!

 


November Gray

Another short that I shot with the Canon 7D. November is a dreary time of year here in Upstate New York. Not much light or color. Very short days. I went to a waterfall not too far from my house that has an old abandoned mill next to it.

I used the indiSlider in a lot of these shots to add some interest. I call this piece NOVEMBER GRAY, though in reality, the 7D captured alot of color in these scenes! It continues to amaze me. I shot this one at 1080 24p. I also used the stock lens that came in the kit for some of the closeups of the waterfall. Its the 28-135 f.3.5-5.8 IS Canon Lens. Its tack sharp and the depth of field is quite nice when you are zoomed in, even though it’s only a f5.8 lens at that point.

I did some color correction, mainly to adjust white balance, I was shooting so early after sun up that the color temperature was changing quite rapidly.

The music is from Digital Juice. Vol. 50 the song is called MOVING FORWARD.

 


Autumn Glory

My mentor who taught me so much about TV production back in the early 90’s passed away in 2008. I hadn’t seen him in a few years but still think of his lessons nearly everyday. Many of these locations we shot together nearly 20 years ago. I will always remember him and I offer this video up as my way of saying thanks to an old friend.  This was one of the most popular videos I ever did, it was featured on the VIMEO HD Channel.

Technically speaking, this was shot with an EX1 in 1080 30p. Some shots use the Letus Extreme, some do not. A few also use the indislider, but mostly it’s just the stock lens. Cut in FCP and lightly color graded in FCP as well.


Last Days of Autumn

Probably my most viewed film online!  Posted this over at VIMEO a couple years ago when I first started using the Canon 7D camera.  It now has over 44,000 views and is a big demo video on that cameras abilities, being embedded and reposted about on many, many sites!

I shot everything in it in just a few hours one late October day in 2009.  It edited together quite quickly too.  Not having endless amounts of video makes an edit go quick as your choices on what shots to use are limited!

 


Natures Serenity

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Birds are chirping and the air is fresh and clean in the mountains! I find it very serene and peaceful. This is a collection of images I have shot in May and June in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York.

It’s my first attempt at presenting a video in a panavison, or cinemascope widescreen format! The 2.35 aspect ratio works well for these shots, especially in HD on a BIG screen. I used my Sony EX1 and also a Canon 7D camera. Lenses used were my Tamron 17-55mm 2.8, and the 28-135mm kit lens.

Enjoy and I hope the wide format is OK with everyone, it really is fun to compose for it! It’s much more epic this way! Let me know what you think.


Jill and Derek- coming soon!

This is the coming soon preview for the wedding of Jill and Derek in Lake Placid, NY on 10/1/11. They were such a fun and happy couple and couldn’t stop smiling all day! The music is “Chevaliers de Sangreal” from the DaVinci Code soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. He’s one of my favorite composers and this song is available on iTunes!