A first-person travelogue of my trip to Miami for the Ultra Music Festival. I flew out there with some friends from Vegas as a last-minute adventure.
The festival basically overtakes Miami for a couple weeks, turning the already lurid city into an EDM-fueled fever dream. My goal was to capture the surreal and seductive experience of navigating it all: glowstick playgrounds by night, bathwater beaches by day, lobster restaurants by streetlight, and the feeling that I might wake up at any moment.
The is a short Documentary film on my trip to the University of North Alabama my Alma Mater. My family and I went back to UNA for the Homecoming game vs. West Georgia. I shot the video using the Sony NEX 5 with the 18-55mm kit lens. I used several different settings to get the video to look more like cinema grade film.
Sony NEX 5 Sunset profile, cloudy WB, manuel focus. Originally shot in 1080 60p because I thought I may use true slow motion at some point. I only used slow motion for 1 clip.
Used Premiere Pro for editing, and Mojo for very subtle color correction.
Went to one of my best friends dad's 70th birthday party. I decided to shoot a short film about the fun time we had. I put together a compilation of the whole night to music (The Wanted - We Own the Night). Hope you enjoy!
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Sony NEX 5, 50mm Nikon E-series f1.8 lens. Sunset profile: Contrast and Saturation -3, Sharpness -2.
WB cloudy. Overall created a golden tone.
Premier Pro for editing, used Film Burns and gorilla grain as effects to create the film look. Also added some Mojo for subtle color grading.