Yup this summer has gone by so crazy fast that it seem like last week that I made this little film using macro lenses with my camera, but it was instead February.
Way back in the day when I was going to be the next awesome filmmaker, long before there was even high definition this is what would pass for a complex and beautifully done art film. It would have required expensive cameras and macro lenses and a larger lighting kit to provide enough light for the special expensive camera, not even mentioning the hours of computer rendering. :)
Now because I always assume that everyone that reads my blog, is also religiously following my every move/whim on twitter, as well as reading all about My musical escapades with My Friend Lisa, I often forget to mention the other things that I am doing with my time outside of blogging random photos with little to no explanations.
I am in a band. It is fun, I love it & in getting the new camera I find myself flexing my old filmmaker muscles. As such we did a super quick off the floor video cut of us playing one of our original songs.
All shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and the 85mm lens. Super fun!!
Yup there was a time that I called my self a filmmaker. Around the time that I started blogging was when I was on my way out of film making and into photography.
This is a video that I made in 2000 using an analog 8mm camera and captured analog into a 300 mHz computer with 128mgs of ram and edited in Adobe Premiere. It would take days to render out the effects that I was rocken and when I wasn’t happy with something I would change it and then re-render it for days again. I won an award from the local film society and everything.Â But this is what I wanted to do with my life. make silly art films about nothing in particular. Long story short I became a photog instead. :)
What amazed me was things I was searching for 10 years ago are here now! Things like super shallow DOF, super easy editing, & among other things, simply super good looking video footage.
I talked to My guy down at Vistek yesterday (yup when you drop fat cash you get a guy) and he said that the mark iv is set to arrive some time next week. So I should have it in my grubby fingers very soon! :)
But I need to pack for snowbaording awesome now! See ya on the mountains :)
Today I was drug out to a rummage sale of sorts at the Croatian Cultural Centre. At said rummage sale I discovered this beauty which I managed to haggle the seller down a little bit for.
It is a feature rich SLR for being made in 1982. It has shutters from Bulb to 1/1000, 2 stops of exposure compensation, a wicked metering system, & if I was feeling particularly lazy Auto mode. It is remarkably both small & light for an older SLR camera. It looks as though it was hardly used and it even came with a nifty leather case. :) I will drop of the first roll shot though it in the AM to Custom Color.