Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Peter Nelson
Original Music by John Powell
Narrated by Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org
Assistant Camera: Edwin Stevens
Audio: Merce Williams
Post Audio: Matt Haasch
Additional Camera: Peter Hawkins & Edwin Stevens
Bill's Bees // Bill Lewis // Clyde Steese // Sam Bonderov
Phantom Miro M320S provided by AbelCine & Vision Research through the Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge.
Lenses & supporting equipment provided by AbelCine.
Sally Roy // Peter & Laurie Hawkins // Doug & Diana Pray // Dinah Lehoven // The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens // Al Avitable // Charlie Collias // Marc Colucci // Dadant & Sons // DeMane Davis // Andrew Fredericks // Jimmy & Lizz Greenway // Jeff Hamel // Karen Kimball // Philip Owens // George Shafnacker // Johnny Traunwieser // Zylight // Pete Abel // Rich Abel // Maia Kaufman // Milos Necakov // Moe Shore // Juliet Verni // Mark Ybarra // Brandon Zachary // HoneyLove.org // Chelsea McFarland // Rob McFarland // Ceebs Bailey // Kirk Anderson // Backwards Beekeepers // Los Angeles Beekeeping Association
Our video for the story, "Honey Harvest," featured in Issue 2 of Kinfolk Magazine (kinfolkmag.com), a quarterly publication based in Portland, OR. We are a growing community of artists, writers, designers, photographers, cooks and others who are interested in creating small gatherings and finding new things to cook, make, and do.
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The film is produced by Matt and Julie Walker of Tiger in a Jar (tigerinajar.com), a film production company based in Salt Lake City, UT.
The music is copyright-protected by Helios, the moniker of musician Keith Kenniff (unseen-music.com) based in Portland, OR. The song is titled "Fourteen Drawings".
"If the honey bee disappeared from the face of the Earth,
the human race would become extinct in four years"
- Albert Einstein.
Product Test - SONY HXR NX5P - AVCHD Video Camera.
This 'video camera' features a true aperture (iris) ring with 3 level built-in ND Filters, active steady shot stabiliser, 20x zoom, ƒ1.4-4, two XLR inputs, HD-SDI out, HDMI out, Timecode sync, A PROPER VIDEO CAMERA EYE VIEWFINDER! 1/3 Inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor system and Sony’s exclusive high-performance “G lens” The amazing list of features can go on n on….
This example shows how good results this camera can give when used with right settings and exposures. This is all shot using the flat standard colour profile, ƒ1.8 and all handheld at full 20x zoom to show how amazing the stabilisation is! If i shot this handheld with DSLR at 400mm, the rolling shutter would be so bad.
Compression is AVCHD which is a HD h.264 compression.
I'd compare this camera to the Sony HDV HVRV1P as it feels the same and controls are in the same locations.
Ive heard good and bad reviews for this video camera, and most of the video examples online are really grungy home video examples.
So far the results this camera has given me are amazing.
Ive played with Sony's EX1 and EX3 cameras, and the compression on those so called professional cameras are disgusting.
I can definitely call this SONY HXR-NX5P camera my new Run N Gun video camera and am looking forward to new projects using a proper video camera again. The DSLR worked for a while, but i am sick of having to use so many extra gadgets and devices to get usable video/audio from it.
Watch a honey bee's journey from flower to hive in slow motion. Part of my series 10shorts.com
It is estimated that the number of honey bee colonies in the USA and the UK has declined by half in about 40 years. Search online for ways you can help protect bees and restore their habitats. Some places to learn more and start helping bees are: