1. Music: Harry James & His Orchestra - I Had The Craziest Dream

    Filmed at a Flea Market in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. It was filmed for my girlfriend's blog, wishwishwish.net

    Shot with:
    - Canon 5D Mark II @ 24p
    - DigiFinder Pro (2.75x viewfinder)
    - Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX DG for the 'cleaner' wide shots
    - An old M42 58mm lens for all the shaky flare shots, which was most of the film.

    Edited and Colour Graded with After Effects, using nothing but the curves adjustments to do the colour and gamma looks. Then added some real film grain stock over the top, for an organic finish.

    I decided to give a try to a technique I was made aware of by a guy called James Miller, who uses this shooting style for a lot of his cool videos:

    It's a detached lens technique, you manually hold the lens in front of the camera to achieve the film clutter-like flares in camera, by allowing the light to leak behind the lens. It also adds to the low-contrast style of the shots. You focus the shots by physically moving the lens into and away from the camera body.

    It's not as much of a coherent 'mini film' as my previous video 'Casa do Monte', as this one was pretty much a 'test' video. The idea was to emulate old film stock, with organic flares, colours and grain. That's why it's all shaky and hand-held!

    As always, feel free to ask any questions.

    Thanks for watching!

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  2. I've made some retro light leaks. Feel free to use it on your own Projects!

    Check also Vol. 2 -> vimeo.com/68484897

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  3. Available at FCPeffects.com - http://bit.ly/LightLeaks

    Over 150 Optically captured, full HD ProRes Files (1080p)

    Compatible with:
    Final Cut Pro (all versions)
    Adobe After Effects & Premiere
    Avid Media Composer

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  4. There is nothing like a military homecoming from deployment. It's even better when you only got to see your newborn daughter for a matter of hours before deploying with the ship. This is the story of one family reuniting at last. Welcome home, Shipmates.

    # vimeo.com/63582411 Uploaded 92 Plays 0 Comments


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