Tag 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!)

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!

TimeScapes: Rapture – Tom Lowe…

I just stumbled upon (not stumbleupon.com, actually found it myself) a stunning timelapse video put together by Tom Lowe.

Once I saw this, I knew I had to share it with all of you.  Stunning doesn’t even begin to describe this video…  Tom’s creative use of unique perspectives and powerful imagery really bring this short to life.  And the best part: This is just a small taste of a larger project that will be released shortly!  For more info, click here…

Creative timelapse using a Lensbaby…

Here is a creative timelapse video created by Shinnosuke.

I am a fan of both the creative Lensbaby systems, as well as timelapse videos.  I am looking forward to experimenting with my 7D and Control Freak to creating stills, timelapse, and video.  Shorts like these fill me with a lot of inspiration.  Shinnosuke did a great job editing this video together, as well as capturing a night time skyline…  Peaceful but energetic at the same time.

There’s *always* room for Jello…

…or is there?  As a dessert, Jello is almost everyone’s all time favorite quite and easy fix.  But when it comes to videography, most would rather stay away from the jiggles.

Rolling shutters are the norm in today’s affordable video cameras.  In a vast majority of situations, this doesn’t normally present an issue.  However, any time you pan, that’s when things tend to get their wobble on.

By the way a rolling shutter works, vertical items tend to appear slanted when you pan.  And the faster you pan, the worse the slant.  This is because the rolling shutter essentially starts at the top, and works its way down.  So, when you pan, the vertical items get cut into slices by the shutter, then shifted by the motion of the camera.  The effect is wobbly verticals.

Apple has created an amazing and powerful feature in their new iMovie release, iMovie 11.  Check out the details here…

 

Jello shots begone!

iMovie 11 fixes rolling shutter jiggles...

What will those crazy peeps at Cupertino come up with next??