The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...
...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton (@MNS1974)
Producer: Tyler Ginter @ Variable
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.
more info: jeffdesom.com/hitch/
Hungarian Dance No. 5
composed by Johannes Brahms
arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter
This one was probably my favourite of the 5 I shot yesterday, so I thought I'd see how it looked in B&W :)
Filmed some random stuff while spending a couple days with friends at Lake Cushman. The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place.
Song- Ben Howard
Read all about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in my "evolving pocket camera review" blog post. Parts1 and Part 2 of the video review are now live plus loads of other stuff is there! gopb.co/pocket
i took a break from editing part 2 of the Blackmagic pocket camera review to spend the afternoon with my family down in Kent. Although taking a break for me doesn't mean leaving the camera behind of course! Last time with them it was medium format film and my Leica M 240. Yesterday it was the pocket camera.
i really wanted to try out my vintage Angenieux 17.5-70mm zoom as well as an OIS lens on the camera. The 14-140mm kit lens. Plus I had dug out my old wooden "rifle butt" shoulder support from my 8mm bolex. This way I could get more stable shots and lose that fine vibration that mars the camera without a rig or IS.
It's a great little rig, you can see pictures of it on my blog. It's for when I want to look utterly unprofessional whilst being professional! The lovely Zacuto Marauder rig looks far too pro for filming in places where I shouldn't. This simple piece of wood does what I need when shooting in basic mode with the camera!
This is taken from part two of the review and was shot actually after I shot part 2 which technically breaks the idea of the review being evolving but I had this lovely footage and I wanted to use it!
Part 3 hasn't been filmed at all yet so don't expect it for at least a week. I am off to Venice tomorrow. Maybe I will do some filming there? :)
Music courtesy of The Music Bed. gopb.co/musicbed
"My my love" by Joshua Radin
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