We thought about what we would do with the promo video for unfold and we were stuck. We thought about making a compilation of the fancy shots that we have done and try to weave a story out of it but then Dustin came up with the idea of just pouring our heart out in a simple discussion and see what would come out from that. Unfold is all about sharing our hearts to others so the idea of a rather spontaneous discussion appealed to all of us although it is also rather scary thinking of what we were going to say!
The day of the shoot came and we were actually pretty relaxed. Probably because we were very busy with other stuff as well. Well honestly I'm very happy with the outcome, it is nowhere looking like any promo video out there, in fact it doesn't look like a promo video at all which is great! Because we hate promoting our selves! hahaha… We hope that this video would really give a much better understanding why we are doing this workshop, of course we will focus a lot on the technical stuff of things and understanding of storytelling, but also very importantly we want to show people what we carry inside us every time we go to shoot. We carry a purpose and the mindset of telling a story to affect other people's lives as much as the couple's themselves. This is something we really cherish and very proud of and we hope that we can share this with other people as well.
Enough blabbering, early bird will end this 31st May 2012 so please make sure you secure your spot before hand to take advantage of the lower price. Hope to see you in august!
PS: thanks so much to tedy and chris to film our discussion and giving us the experience in front of the camera! and to minhky to film our last workshop together with dave :)
When we're first starting out, it's easy to use the same lens over and over again. But putting story first means catering every choice you make to your story and your shoot, and that means picking the lens that works best.
Here we share five of our favorite Canon lenses with you, and some of the discoveries we've made about them over the years.
we are one week closer to the launch of SMAPP and as our update of the week we wanted to share a tutorial on interview lighting.
there are so many different ways you can light an interview and while story is always important, interviews more than anything else often come with the constraints of time, space, and gear. traveling for A Game of Honor we had to be able to light an interview with whatever we could fit into one 70lb suitcase (which inspired a whole separate tutorial on what's in that suitcase). if you've done your share of interviews, you'll be all too familiar with showing up and having a room that would be a tight fit just to hold all of your gear, let alone setup and interview in it. with almost every interview we feel like we could use one more stinger, one more light, an extra five minutes to tweak the setup, or an extra 5' feet to reposition the talent and camera. however, through working within these constraints we can learn to do much more with much less. half the tricks we know about lighting have all come from having to figure something out while on set, and having to do so quickly. the more we understand light, how it works and how we can work with it, the more we can make the most of whatever time, gear, and space we might find ourselves in.
we hope you enjoy our first lighting tutorial on basic interview lighting. our next lighting tutorial we will be sharing shortly will show how we light the same scene three different ways to create different moods.