I was the DP for this commercial for Famous Footwear alongside director Loni Peristere and the incredible folks at Zoic Studios in LA. This is the 60 second cut. The spot was shot over two nights in Vancouver, Canada with a Phantom HD Gold, at 600 frames per second, with Cooke S4 primes at f 2.0 with 250,000 Watts of light. Motion control was used to do multiple shots with different focus points. The shutter angle was 360º (359º to be exact) at 2048X1080 and the iso was set to 640 if I remember correctly. This shoot was a blast and I owe the camera team and G&E a tremendous thanks - especially to the incredible focus puller Cam Hayduk and my buddy and gaffer Mark Lindsay. Check out my blog for behind the scenes footage of this project.
This is a shot of the The "MōVI" - a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second "gimbal" operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves. To read more about it go to: wp.me/pjtZ0-2a4 The resulting video from this shoot is at:vimeo.com/62917185 or the BTS: vimeo.com/63357898
To download extra features go to: vimeo.com/ondemand/movi
All proceeds from the "Tip Jar" and Vimeo on Demand will benefit the Lollipop theater network lollipoptheater.org/ - a nonprofit organization that arranges showings of first-run movies to children confined to hospitals.
Media Artist Nicholas Hanna built a tricycle that can also paint Chinese characters on the ground as it moves, just — because.
Water Calligraphy has a long history in China, normally characterized by older Chinese men painting characters on the ground of parks with long brushes and water.
Nicholas' version is a wee bit more complicated.
Learn more about this project at dslrnewsshooter.com/2011/09/25/just-because-tricycle-calligraphy/
For those interested in what Nicholas is writing: they are Dongcheng District Propaganda phrases roughly translated as:
Create a good environment for minors to grow up healthy
Civilization comes from every individual, to contribute from every little thing
Be a civilized citizen and build a civilized new atmosphere for constructing s cultured and civilized city
Build a civilized city for everyone to share a beautiful home altogether
Be civilized and polite Beijingers, to build a harmonious charm new Dong Cheng district together
Virtue shows through long term persistence, civilization reflects by actions
Harmonious Dong Cheng District constructed by you and me
Constructs the national civilized district, to be the civilized citizen of Dong Cheng District
"Three Cubes Colliding"
Commissioned by Dandara Ltd for the Chart Room, Castle Quay.
Filmed on a 5dmk2 @ 1080p25 & 7D 720p50
Time Lapse @ 0:57 Dynamic Perception Rail
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 85mm f1.2L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt Shift
Music: Vacuum Garden by Squarepusher
Photography by Matt Porteous
Made at The Observatory (beobserved.com)
Now featured in a Honda Advert: