Today I was inspired to start shooting the falling snow. Laying about on this lazy day I felt inspired, for the first time in a long time, to just go out and film. I started by filming the snow through the window. Some shots with the window closed, most with the window open. I proceeded downstairs, where my building requires tenants to store their trash. The site was perfect for filming. The view of this area from the lobby worked well for this piece. I proceeded out the front door and shot a few quick angles but the snow was coming down so thick I didn't want to risk damaging the camera. But I got what I needed - something to work with.

I cut the piece in about five minutes, editing to a few piano riffs I pulled from one of my stock catalogs. Color correction was relatively simple in that I crushed the blacks and brought down the saturation slightly thus making the snow much more clear - and white... apart from everything else. The camera I used (and use for almost all of my personal projects) is the Canon XH-A1 - that's right kids, a camera that uses video tape! Ahhhhh... no memory cards! Settings on the camera were 1080/60i, various shutter speeds.

Some days you just need to be artistic.
-E
EricNorcross.com

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