I’m intrigued, Fredo. You had me at the music, which may have been cheating, using the theme from “Rosemary’s Baby”. Although, I’m thinking it might have been intended as tongue in cheek.
Great photos, Tom.
KJ – hahaha, you’re just going to have to wait and see! :)
Watch the first three episodes of BOTSWANA, USA by clicking here
The third episode was just uploaded last night be sure to check it out and join the fans- spread the word!!!
Joriah – you’re making magic with this series buddy – great job. With episode three the series has found it’s groove and I’m digging it bigtime. Excellent camera work and use of music like the first two episodes – well done. I only wish the episodes were longer. Bring on episode four.
Joriah – Episode three is epic. It’s such a good series. Looks great, and the story is spot on perfect. I love it. Can’t wait for episode four.
TRAILER FOR BOTSWANA, USA’s 4th Episode: The Milk of Human Kindness
can be seen on my profile!!!
Brilliant series!!! That trailer is on fire!!!
Joriah, keep up the great work!
Joriah – you got it going on dude – best looking trailer yet. Episode four looks killer.
I’ve done a couple music videos for some local bands, and did a couple short random vids
my photostream for 2009 so far
I mostly do street photography. I was using a Canon G10 for a while, but I bought a 450D so I’d be able to do low-light stuff more effectively. I’d love to have a shot at some cinematography work, and I’m currently thinking about getting a Canon 5D Mark II for its hi-def video function. Here are some of my personal favorites…
Nice work, Bolo. You have a good eye. I use an LX3 which I’m happy with overall. I use it as a rangefinder, but I’m impatient for more control over DOF, and the ability to do low-light work. That 5D is an excellent camera, and the available lenses are great, but it’s bulky, and with a lens, heavy. It’d be a terrific vacation camera, but I don’t want to lug the thing around on daily outings. For me, it’s too big for street photography. It stands out too much. That’s the problem with the DSLR gestalt. I’m thinking, maybe the micro four thirds universe- an EP1 or G1. I’ll have a look at the EOS line. That first shot of yours was w/out flash, yes? That’s what I’m talking about, low-light and sharp. I need interchangeable lenses. What I want is a rangefinder, but not at Leica price$. My dilemma.
What I want is a rangefinder, but not at Leica price$"
I’m really liking everyones photos and short films! I made a new 2 minute short the other day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48JB4COACMk
Fredo, I like the discreet size of the Canonet. But it needs to be digital. A digital Canonet would be priced in Leica’s neighborhood. What can I say, I can’t go back to film. Ricoh and Sigma are both good. Freaking Epson has re-introduced the RD1 calling it RD1xG. Same sensor size as the RD1 for more money! The balls on them doing that. Here’s the choice, a Leica or a DSLR. Or LX3, G10 or some other. It sucks, I tell you.
Here’s what I want:
1×6 sensor (full frame is ideal, but I’ll compromise)
Lens- 28-50mm f/1.7 (gotta be fast) in 35mm equivalent
10 megapixels max.
Physical buttons (less digital menu)
Size- Canonet. No larger than an M8
I’d be a happy camper. How hard is this, really? It’s not hard, but rangefinder market is a niche market, and not worth the effort.
I’d love to get a Leica but can’t afford it. I’ve been meaning to get a Canonet but haven’t been shooting much lately (especially street photography) and so I can’t even justify spending $100 on ebay for one of those. The majority of my photography over the past three or four years has been set photography, in which case my trusty, reliable Canon A-1 is my weapon of choice.
As far as digital rangefinders go, I’m sure you won’t be surprised that I’m completely in the dark.
KJ: Yes, the first shot was without flash. I don’t use flash. I think that one was taken with my G10, actually. I was actually a bit worried that a DSLR would be too bulky when I first looked into buying one. The common sentiment with street photography seems to be that you want to be as invisible as possible, so a small camera is best. But I’ve actually found that I’m more comfortable shooting with a larger camera. People know you’re there, but they see a bulkier camera and think you must be doing some kind of professional work. Also, a DSLR is going to give you quick, responsive focusing and shooting. You won’t be waiting for a RAW file to write to memory before you can take your next shot. And the low-light potential with fast prime lenses (I have two f/1.4 lenses—a 50mm and 30mm—in my collection) is hard to beat. The 5D Mark II is a large camera, but the 450D (I believe it’s the “Rebel XSi” in America) is actually fairly compact for a DSLR. Oh, and if you decide to get a DSLR and you plan on shooting in low-light conditions, I’d recommend Canon. They tend to have the best high-ISO output.
BOLO> Thanks for your reply. A friend owns the Canon Rebel T1i and he’s very pleased with it. He’s offered to let me use it. I’ll get on that soon.
three others I took in the past year…
I had posted this before on another thread, but I’ll post it here as well since this seems to be where it’s supposed to go.
Here’s a director I’ve been working with lately on two of his films. His name is Matt Hendricks and he works out of Chicago and I’ve been doing some soundtrack work for him – music as well as mixing the various audio tracks. He has a myspace profile I think, and there might be some better links to some trailers, but here’s what I got …
His first is called Vincent and Vincent (it’s on IMDB) and it was filmed and completed last year, but he’s showing it at some film festivals this year or next year. Yeah, I don’t keep up on his progress obviously, but he’s a pretty good director, rather Lynchian – in fact, both of his films have that strange, surreal, darkly comedic, quirky aspect to them.
Vincent and Vincent
His second film is called Baby Alligators and has finished filming, but we’re still in the post-production stage. I’ve finished the music as well as mixing everything, but there’s some special fx that needs to be done. He doesn’t think it’ll be done in time for Sundance or Slamdance, but there’s always next year.
That’s all I got at the moment. I’m working on some other projects, but I like to keep them under wraps until they’re finished.
EDIT: Oh and as a disclaimer (heh), those trailers were done before I had finished mixing the audio, so it’s all raw shitty audio tracks.
Let’s get this thread a’rollin again.
Taken with 35mm film on a Nikon F.
I am no Cinematographer, but here’s a teaser to a feature, that I was the DP on. Enjoy.
I was wondering if there was a thread to share your photography. I guess this is the place. Bolo Tie – though you have a number of great shots, but I particularly love the one of the pillows in the window! What an eye! I have an enormous portfolio so I’m not going to bore everyone by putting all of mine up, but here are a few pictures I’ve taken this month (nothing special compared to some of the other stuff people have posted on here.) No photoshop, I have no idea how to use it. Just primitive home made filters etc. For some reason I have some type of personal attachment for the 5th one down. -
One more I took yesterday. Flying Saucer Attack inspired -