1. This video is the result of a collaboration project I did with my friends the Bakers during the Fall of 2012; as with every new project this one had its own share of challenges; Chrysta Baker wrote the lyrics for the main music score, it turned out to be a real challenge and took quite a bit of work to make it meet the producer’s requirements; of course the editing phase is always a challenge and full of surprises where one doesn’t have unlimited resources or the time to be as creative as one would like to be. Luckily I had a few days to spare during the holidays and was able to get this project done in time for the new year.

    I hope you all enjoy it, and please leave me a comment if you don’t mind, I always appreciate the feedback.
    Happy New year,

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  2. A few months ago I was introduced to Nick Johnson, Associate Director of Planting at InterVarsity, an evangelical organization with presence in many colleges and universities across the US; we quickly engaged in a series of exchanges that lead to the possibility of producing a short documentary about their activities at Georgia State University; shortly thereafter I found myself on campus one saturday morning shooting with a group of students at GSU.

    I quickly realized I needed help, so I asked my buddy Mike to join me on this effort and help out with the audio aspect of the project—doing this SOLO was quickly becoming an out of the question alternative; it was just too many things to keep up with, different locations, talent, props, etc.

    So Mike and I volunteered our time, skills and resources to this project, and after shooting a few activities throughout the second half of the year followed by endless hours of editing I managed to squeeze in during my days off here is the outcome.

    The video was shot with the 5dmk2; the audio was externally captured with a Fostex FR2, and later enhanced in post for the most part; needless to say recording conditions were marginal at best, and as usual we had to adapt to the environment and deal with it.

    While this video is intended for a very specific audience outside my circle of contacts here in Vimeo, I will welcome your feedback and comments on the technical aspects of this project.

    This is a rather long video, far beyond the standards most of us are accustomed to here at Vimeo, but there were certain requirements this project called for, there the reason for its length; so you’ve been warned and therefore feel free to hit the ESC key at any time if needed, :--)

    Thank you for watching and happy holidays,

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  3. A new Auto-X season has begun at the Peachtree BMW CCA here in Atlanta. This is a short video I shot on Opening Day to celebrate the event. Shot with the EX1R, 5dMK2, and a GoPro-Hero. I hope you all enjoy it, and don't forget to leave your comments please.

    Lenses used in the event:
    Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 USM
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM
    Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 Planar

    Thanks for watching.

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  4. Here is a recent video I shot during a series of autocross events earlier this Fall at Lake Lanier Islands in Georgia; in this film I used the 5D with the Merlin steadycam; I also used the Sony EX1R for most of the action shots and my friend's GoPro Hero(2) for the onboard shots. I tried to keep it short, but at the end it went over the 4-minute limit I had set; essentially I wanted to include as many participants as I could--this wasn't an easy task, as I ended up editing more than 90 clips in this short video

    If you watch closely you can get a glimpse of me at minute 2:21 holding the steadycam for a brief moment; this will give you an idea of how the first 60-secs were filmed. Despite of the technical problems and limitations we run into when filming live events avoiding above all getting in people's way, at the end I'd like to think that it came out all right.

    I hope you all enjoy this short video; thanks for watching, and don't forget to leave me your feedback either way.

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