Happy 11/11/11 everyone! I’ve always thought of eleven as my lucky number – so according to my calculations, today should be a blockbuster day! Anyway, while I was on hiatus from blogging, I was also busy working on some fun projects. Back in May, we shot that music video for Jones Street Station with Danny Pudi. Here is a dorky picture I posted from the shoot. I don’t think I ever showed you the finished product though, so here it is! I didn’t shoot video on this project – but all the stills peppered through the project are mine! Enjoy.
In July I did a fun photo shoot with our friend Dave. Here are some of my favorites:
He’s a sexy dude – right? All of the photos were taken inside our new apartment or outside in the neighborhood – and all with natural light and my Rebel T2i (along with some killer L Series lenses). It’s exciting how much great light we get in our new space! I’m planning another photo shoot with my friend Yvonne in the next few weeks. We’re going to experiment with a seamless white backdrop (never done that before) – should be interesting.
Then – in August I helped out my friend Zita with her own blog project. She has embarked on a year-long vegetarian cooking endeavor, where every week for a year, she will cook one of her favorite vegetarian recipes for the camera, edit and then post the video to her blog – Unnecessary Sweetness. It’s a LOT of work!! Zita actually told me that one of the inspirations for this project was my 365 photo project – so of course, I was eager to help a blog sister out. This video was one of her first and was shot in our kitchen. I was one of two shooters and I was using the Canon EOS 7D. Most of the close-up work you see is mine. I find it really fun shooting close-ups on food and cooking! (makes sense I suppose). By the way – this hummus and the couscous were both totally fresh and super tasty! I highly recommend trying them out.
And last but not least, in October I worked with a small Bodega team on a web video for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Adam directed and I shot. We did 90% of the shooting in our apartment – all with natural light. It was a blast! Here is the video… I am very proud of it. And Microsoft totally loved it!
This type of filming is fun for me – because it’s really just like photography. I set up the shot just like I would set up for a still photo – looking for the light and the best angle. I’m not moving the camera lot – although I have been practicing a bit with finding the focus in shot (you can see in that final shot of the sparklers). I’m going to start watching movies that are known for outstanding cinematography so I can study up on different shooting styles. I do have a fantasy that one day I’ll shoot one of Adam’s movies.
Anyway – that’s what I’ve been up to lately (among other things). Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend if I don’t talk to you before.