Today's theme is local photographer John Cropper who was hosting his first public showing at the local art gallery. John discovered a love of photography while on assignment as a journalist.
I am a storyteller, filmmaker, entrepreneur and I recently challenged myself to create 30 videos in 30 days, each one unique with a strong story to tell or a specific film technique to explore. I will share the impetus for each day’s story as well as the thought process behind each video and the production challenges I faced.
This piece has unquestionably been the most difficult of any of the pieces so far. This piece did not cover an event and with the exception of the art opening scenes it did not have any 'day in the life of' footage available to it. This meant that I had to manufacture all the b-roll moments of this piece. I am not skilled or practiced in the area of manufactured b-roll, rather I take a bit of pride in capturing unique opportunities that present themselves organically. This is one of the reasons I am more attracted to documentary and/or event filmmaking over narrative filmmaking.
My only real disappointment tonight was the lack of additional time to devote to more creative b-roll. This was a rookie effort and I am happy with the effort, but clearly recognize the need to manufacture more b-roll opportunities in the time a project allows, but equally important is lobbying for as much time in creating b-roll as budget/schedules will allow.
I am most pleased with the opening and closing sliding shots. I think they have a 'superhero' quality to them and this pleases me very much.
Canon 5D Mark II
“Photographs and Histories”
First shot 3:00pm
Edit completed 2:10am
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