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Happy New Year

As it has been nearly 6 months since I last updated my blog, I made a resolution to keep my blogs current by updating them at least once per week.  I have been spending too much time in front of the TV or computer in non-constructive or non-creative ways for too long.  So, I decided to challenge myself to see if I can make a change for the positive this year!

I ran across this encouraging video through Twitter earlier today…  Since it is less than two minutes, give it a watch and see if you can take anything away from it.

I think the important part of this is to stop and think, as well as to start doing!

Here’s to a fresh new start to a brand new year!

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!

Canon HDSLRs used in TV show productions…

So a while back, I was commenting in a forum on an non-camera related site, advrider.com, that HDSLRs can do some things that video cameras can’t do.  The argument from the other side is that it was silly that DSLRs are now doing video, and that the two technologies should never marry.  Well, arguing on the net is pretty much a waste of effort on everyone’s part as you rarely sway the other party.

I do find it interesting that more and more major TV and film productions are starting to use HDSLRs for various reasons.  Here is a prime example:

 

Memphis Beat: HDSLRs in production

Canon's 5D mkII & 7D on set

Personally, I think it is a perfect marriage of technologies.  I am looking to pick up a 7D myself, and make use of both still and video capabilities.  I am primarily a still photographer, but I am also interested in video as well.  This gives me the ability to explore both in an affordable and creative fashion.