Have you ever wanted to visit Big Sur? Yes or no, take my advice and GO! Call in sick or do whatever you need to do and go; you will not be sorry. I have been dreaming of exploring Big Sur for years now and finally did it! My wife and I packed our car and drove with no plans other than to end up in Big Sur. Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway is an incredible experience and being able to really take our time and explore was easily the best start to a new year I've ever had.
Trying to bring the Spirit of California's central coast into this film has been difficult. I've tried my best, but pictures just can't do it justice. No camera can perfectly capture the raw power and beauty of the Pacific Ocean or the feeling of standing near the ledge of a high cliff while the sun sets.
I used my Blackmagic Cinema Camera for this film and the color and latitude that shooting in raw provides still amazes me. The flexibility that uncompressed raw gives you in post production makes the 1 Terabyte per 2 hours of footage data rate worth it. I also can't wait to use the new firmware that's been announced! Many more great options to expand the capabilities and improve the workflow. It definitely would have made this shoot a bit easier.
P.S. If you can, watch this film with good speakers and turn it up! Be careful though, it gets much louder towards the end.
Music: Time by Hans Zimmer
-Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
-Point Sur Lighthouse
-Andrew Molera State Park
-Golden Gate Bridge
-Various locations along the PCH
Camera and Lenses:
-Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF
-Canon 70-200 IS II
From Joe Sacco, "the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman" (Economist), comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I: July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. THE GREAT WAR is a 24-foot black-and-white panorama, and in this video Sacco explains his process and his understanding of one of the bloodiest days of the twentieth century.
THE GREAT WAR is printed on heavyweight accordian-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. The set also includes a 16-page booklet featuring an essay about the first day of the Battle of the Somme by Adam Hochschild and original annotations to the drawing by Sacco himself.
The Light is a experimental short film series about how media works and how it affects us. Ads use manipulative tactics that influence in ways we don't even realize.
"Experts in the field call it "referencing". We reference, either intentionally or otherwise, to lifestyles represented to us (in the media or in real life) that we find attractive. We create a vision of ourselves living this idealized lifestyle, and then behave in ways that help us to realize the vision.", Adam Dachis (lifehacker)