Category Archives: VIdeo

Motion Time Lapse

Our view of the world generally only moves at one speed. That’s what makes time-lapse photography so amazing. We get to see hours, days or weeks pass in a fraction of the time that it ordinarily takes us to experience them. It’s a visual time machine. It’s also my theme for October.

A magic arm allows for lots of interesting angles atop the pocket dolly.

Leaves change colors. Snow falls. I’m going to shoot motion time lapses of it all using my newly acquired basic motion controller for my pocket dolly.

I used only practical lighting for this shot. Candles. Desk lamp. Christmas lights. Ceiling lights.

This first attempt came out with a couple little jitters because I stopped the camera, but not the dolly, to check exposure. Note to myself, ┬áheed infomercial legend Ron Popeil, “set it and forget it”.
If you have any requests for time lapse videos leave them in the comments below.

Afternoon in Manhattan

I love New York City. I love the bustling throngs of people from a thousand different cultures, the gritty labyrinth of train tunnels underneath the streets, soaring stone architecture, the lakes, tall omnivorous trees clawing at a blue sky that spills out over the Atlantic Ocean, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and just in the corner a French street band shouting and strumming as lights of skyscrapers, a million headlights flare in a bright operatic backdrop.

Strawberry Pie Video

Here’s a video I shot of Amy making a strawberry cream pie. It was delicious.

I used my Sony FS100 camera with a Nikon 60mm macro lens and a 45mm T/S to achieve some odd planes of focus. I used a picture profile that I’ve been developing as one that will record well straight out of the box with limited color correction in post. Lighting was fairly haphazard, because the kitchen is the size of a tiny bathroom I used an Arri 650 with a softbox as a key and an Arri 150 to add some contrast.

My favorite parts of this, which are not in the video, are of Karl eating things off the floor, Amy dancing, making faces and insisting that we do a tracking shot that ends with her eating the camera.