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Michael Jr Shoot

October 1, 2008

So this last weekend, Sept. 26-28, 2008 I got to shoot B roll for a documentary called “On the road less traveled.” featuring stand-up comedian Michael Jr. I used the HDR-FX1, a Davis and Sanford Steady Stick, a Miller DS-10 Tripod, Rode Videomic, and Litepanels’ LPMicro and LPMini. It was a great experience, shooting 20+ hours of footage, and not having to edit any of it.

Shots and footage from that shoot will be posted soon. For now, here’s a short video edit I did for Michael Jr. He has a show coming up in November and needed some clips cut together with information added. So without further ado, here’s that video:

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Boneriver Music Videos posted!

August 14, 2008

First Music Video Shoot

August 14, 2008

So I’m starting to produce video. Locally of course, and fairly low-budget, however I get use of some awesome gear courtesy of Guy Cochran and the DVeStore (www.dvestore.com) The first run of videos I’m doing is for a Seattle band called Boneriver. Good guys, solid musicians, and it’s been a pleasure to shoot them and create the video. In final stages of post-production, I’ll post the vids when they’re complete and approved. For now, here’s what I was using;

Sony FX-1 HDV Camcorder

Mounted on a Miller DS10 Tripod head with Miller sticks.

Lighting was basically a Rifa 55 softbox (excellent for on-the-go shooting) and a few spotlights. Also had the Litepanels Micro mounted on the hotshoe of the FX-1.

Which provided excellent boosts of light when needed.

The first video, “Can’t Walk the Line” was the hardest to shoot for a number of reasons. Trying to light the band evenly was difficult, as well as getting them all to play exactly as they had on the recording. But that’s the magic of post-production.

The outcome of these videos probably won’t be MTV quality video, but it will be something everyone involved will be proud of. After this, it’s on to more music videos (hopefully) as well as hoping to expand to covering corperate gigs and possibly even weddings as well. More to follow.

-Jesse