Category Archives: Video

Think you can’t make a movie?

So, you think you can’t make a movie because you have no money, no equipment, and no training…  Game over, right?  Try telling that to Andre Rettedal from Norway.

Mitch over at Planet 5D found this great story of a young man who dreamed of movies… In spite of not having what you think is necessary to break into the business, he had all he needed: Motivation.

With only his script and £3000 in his pocket, he left home for London.  He found a small team, and in 6 days he had his film!  But the amazing part of this story is that he sold his film at the Cannes Film Festival!

Andre Rettedal - Filmmaker

Andre Rettedal - Filmmaker © Denton Distribution

Click the picture to read a bit more about Andre’s story, and then try to come up with an excuse as to why you can’t get out and tell your story!

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Subtle Slider Action…

..with a subtle point.  I think there is another message in this video by [MTS]FILMS, but I am not exactly sure what it is…  Take a few moments and watch the video on Vimeo:

Actually, the narrator makes a very good point: Who cares what equipment and skills you may or may not have…  Just get out there and shoot!  (I need to take his advice!)

Finally Edited: New Orleans!

So, nearly two and  a half months after we took the vacation, I finally got the photos edited and posted to my website.  It seems that about a quarter of the images I shot turned out to be ‘web-worthy’…  Not to say the others were bad shots, but rather the selection I posted were what I enjoyed the most!

New Orleans 2011

Click photo for gallery

We had a great time taking the vacation, and I had a lot of fun taking a lot of pictures.  There are still a few things I have left to play around with, such as some video and timelapse work, which I will get posted once I am happy with the result.  But all the stills are up and ready for everyone to enjoy!

Please feel free to comment and critique things…  I am still learning both photography itself, as well as Aperture 3.  Suggestions are always helpful!  Thank you for visiting my blog

Different perspective on night time timelapse…

I Stumbleuponed this interesting perspective on stellar timelapse photography.  Most keep the Earth stationary and let the stars rotate, but this one flips that: Let the Earth rotate and keep the stars stationary!

This unique timelapse is entertaining to watch, but I also feel that it offers an interesting glimpse into man’s desire to understand the cosmos….

7D test Timelapse…

So I broke out the intervalometer and the 7D on the drive home a few days back, and tried my first timelapse video using the Canon…

My first timelapse with the 7D

Click the pic for timelapse awesomeness!

I realize it needs a b it of work, but I learned a lot with this first test.  I can see neutral density filters will come in handy, especially on bright and sunny days. I still need to play around a bit with shutter speed, ISO, and F-Stop, as well as post production…  But that is the reason why we play around and try new things!  I have an idea on what to try tomorrow…  🙂

Extreme weather photography…

I enjoy photography, and need to get out more…  I also love extreme weather.  There are some talented photographers out there that capture amazing images of amazing weather.

William Phuoc caught an amazing lightning strike that hit about 600 feet away from where they were shooting.  Not only that, but he caught video of the strike as well!  I have been attempting to insert William’s video, but WordPress is being difficult, so you will have to simply settle for a LINK.  Trust me, it is worth it!

Gorgeous video – Tahiti…

I found this video on one of my favorite videography sites, Planet5D…

This is a fun, colorful and beautiful video that gives wonderful ‘bite’ into what there is to do in Tahiti.  The colors draw you in, and the personal touches revealed by local life simply reaffirm what we all already know – Tahiti is beautiful!

Hint – Watch this in HD if you can!