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Time Lapse

It has been a while since my last post so figured I would share my recent video I took out at Beards Road which is off Wild Cat rd. In Port Huron, Michigan. I have been getting into Time Lapse Videography which I shot on the Sony NEX FS-100.

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Ebay v.s. Amazon

I been going on Ebay a lot to look for some deals on gear for filmmaking, and I have really noticed a big change on Ebay. I remember a few years ago Ebay was the first place I went to find great deals and usually you could find something. For low budget filmmaking I want some what professional and not a cheap DIY build, and Ebay has all the brands from expensive companies to the cheap companies. Hell, mostly its used equipment people are selling, because either they upgraded or they just dont use the product no more.

I have been going on Ebay quite a bit lately, because they have everything, and more of a variety to choose from. The thing is though, I never seem to buy anything from Ebay. Why? Because everyone is selling their items at, or above retail price. Now, I find myself going on Amazon getting what I want for cheaper. Most of the time on Amazon you can get a package deal, and it still cheaper then by the one product on Ebay. Don’t get me wrong, there are times when Ebay has a good deal, but my chances of buying from Ebay are getting slim.

I am not giving ebay a bad name because they do have everything, and have always treated me well as a seller and buyer, but its mostly the sellers who are trying to get more then retail on their products. I been collecting silver coins for a few years now, and you cant buy silver on Ebay for a good deal no more. People sell junk silver coins for prices of near mint coins. WHATEVER, I am done complaining. I just wanted to bring this up because I can. Happy Friday.


Over Exposed / Properly Exposed

Just finished some homework for school, and figured I would post it up on my blog.

For my over-exposed shot I did not use a neutral density filter, and for the properly exposed shot I did use it. The settings for my over-exposed shot are:

F/6.3

ISO: 500

Shutter: 60

Color Temp: 3100k

Properly Exposed:

F/5.6

ISO: 500

Shutter: 60

Color Temp: 3600k

(Neutral Density Filter 0.6)

I didn’t mind this shot, but I wanted a different look then what I got. I turned off the fill light. I didn’t change the camera settings, and the results gave me a closed loop lighting “Rembrandt” final image.


Video Footage I TookToday

Some footage I took today on the Sony Nex FS 100.


Kamerar Matte Box & Follow Focus

I received some new gear yesterday that I got of Amazon, and got it for a great price. The Kamerar Matte Box, and Follow Focus.

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The Matte box I got for $129 and the Follow Focus was $99. Both are well made, and the materials are Aluminum & ABS Plastic.

 


Onioned – 20 sec Short Film

A man find himself in unbearable pain as his eyes begin to burn while cutting a tasty Onion.


Short film: Attention

I recently wrote a short film called “Attention,” and have slowly been bringing it to life.

I wanted to write something that would be cheap to shoot, and awesome to watch. Attention is a film about a teen that is bullied at school, and to make matters worse he comes home to the same abuse from his alcoholic father.

I wanted to write something different, and didn’t want it to be a film that is controversial; therefore, I didn’t write a story about a kid going on a rampage shooting people, and wrote it for people who want to see something different, and who enjoy thrillers/horror films rather then something that we see tragically happen in are own backyards. In spite of that, I did want to create something that is an issue in are society, and bring it to life. Though my story may be unrealistic, and un-heard of I wanted to show the consequences of bullying in a way that make you feel what a bullied kid may be feeling. Bullying is a subject that goes through my mind daily, and boils my blood to see how some kids are treated. Makes me wish I could go back in time when I was in school, and help the ones who were bullied instead.

Back to the process of this short film I have created a shot log for the script, and I am currently drawing up storyboards. My drawing skills are horrible by the way, but I think it will be good enough to capture my vision, and to keep from a lot of standing around trying to figure out the next scene. I have made a list for my budget, but that is still in the process of being finished right now. The toughest thing I think I will come across is finding a location, which would be a classroom, but hopefully it wont be as hard as I think.
For now that’s about it, and I plan on updating everyone soon on further details as I make progress.