On December 1, 2011, My wife and I had our worlds shifted as we welcomed the birth of our first born, Truett. It was a whirlwind of a ride, but at the end of it all, we were blessed with a wonderful baby boy. It was already an emotional day, but trying to capture moments through it all made it even more of an adventure. Here are some of my favorites put together to share a small piece of the story.
To be honest, the first time I met Jessica and Brian (in person) was at their rehearsal the night before the wedding. I was trying my best to soak in as much of who they were right away. It was about mid day that I realized even in the midst of all their friends and family, when they were together, everything else seemed to fall away. And their smiles never faded. Their friendship was something to be admired, and their love for each other and other people was easily evident. Even though I was in their life for only about 36 hours, I left the night feeling like I had just spent the day with some old friends. They’re just that solid! Read more »
I woke up today to a nice surprise. Canon announced it’s newest edition to the pro photo/video DSLR line. I have been an avid user of the Canon DSLR lineup since it’s release of the 7D back in 2009. They have been my primary cameras for all the films I create and have loved all the benefits they provide for independent film making and professional photography. I’m currently stuck on the 5D and absolutely love it.
Here is a quick rundown of the specs from the press release:
• Full Frame Sensor
• 12 FPS stills
• 14 FPS burst mode ( stills )
• 18.1 MP
• Dual DIGIC 5+
• Intraframe ALL-i video compression & IPB compression for HQ recording
• Continuous recording in video for 29 min 59 seconds
• Timecode compliant embedding with Free Run & Rec Run
• Manual audio controls taht can be adjusted while you shoot
• Built in LAN connection
• 61 AF points
• ISO range 100 – 51,200 ( w expanded ISOs at 50, 102,400 & 204,800 )
While I am excited for the new releases from Canon, I’m interested to see if this is a worthy upgrade. Especially at the speculated $7000 (body only) price point.
Needless to say, Canon has always been the leader in this new arena of integrated photo/video cameras and looks like they will continue to be. Be on the lookout for their big time news later this year! Should be huge.
This project was quite a challenge for me. I’ve never had to merge 3 stories into 1 and there was quite a bit of learning that took place throughout the process.
When I tackled the piece, I quickly realized I wanted to keep the whole thing true to life to keep it from feeling too produced. To achieve that, I went with the monopod for the entire piece (with the exception of the ‘author’ scenes). Read more »