My wife, Mary, and I spent a quick hour in the Water Gardens in downtown Fort Worth. I made a few shots and then spent about an hour editing this really quick film the next day. Mary loves being my model at beautiful locations and on pretty days like this one.
My aim was to do some slow motion shots with my Sony PMW-EX1r to give me some footage to play around with in Premiere Pro CS6. I didn't plan on doing anything special, but the shots came out pretty nice and I learned a lot.
This is a re-edit edit of some footage I took in 2011 during a 3 day trip to Yellowstone National Park. It was the first real trip with my Sony PMW-EX1r and I was experimenting with a lot of different things, hence the various color changes and the many slow-motion shots.
I can't even begin to put into words what this place is like. Going in late September, when the park has relatively few visitors, was a perfect time to visit. The cool weather was great and the wildlife was still active and easier to see because of the smaller crowds. Still, it was amazing to see how many people would gather at spots where wolves or grizzlies were visible. (I kept missing the grizzlies, but seeing the wolves was incredible.)
For those interested in technical stuff, it was shot with the EX1r at 720p (24p) along with the Sony 0.8x wide angle lens (VCL-EX0877) and the Century 1.6x tele-converter (0HD-16TC-EX1).
Around Christmas, 2010, my wife and I traveled to Peru to visit her mother and grandmother in a small village deep in the Andes. It took us 41 hours of actual travel time over about 3 days to get there. This little video shows some of the sights of the last 10 hours from the city of Cajamarca to the village trio of San Vicente, Pusac, and Chorobama. We started off in a decent bus, then switched to a tiny, overcrowded minivan carrying people and livestock for the last 6 hours.
The scenery and the experience of traveling along a one-lane dirt road high in the mountains was truly unforgettable.
This video was done for my students and is pretty poor quality, but you get an idea what it's like when you travel "off the beaten path" in the Andes.
This is a short little collection of shots made on an afternoon's walk through Pusac, Peru which is as far from anywhere as I've ever been.
It's actually one of three small villages along the Rio Pusac that my wife and I visited while seeing my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law tucked far, far away n the Peruvian Andes,
With the nearest small town over 6 hours away, visiting the area is definitely like going back in time. While they have water and electricity, things like television and internet and even a sewage system aren't available. During the four days we were there, I was essentially cut off from the rest of the world.
I went out to the Oak Point Preserve in Plano (Texas) just north of Dallas to do a little winter filming with my EX1r and Kessler Pocket Dolly. It wasn't really winter weather since the temperature was almost 70 on this mid-January day!
Oak Point is a beautiful little urban hideaway with a miles of trails and a surprising number of environments in such a relatively compact area. Today's visit took lasted 30 minutes even after going to the car to trade lenses to go back and shoot the blue heron I spotted hunting fish in the creek.
I'm learning how to use Adobe Premiere Pro and this is my first simple edit -- nothing fancy including titles. Just some trimming.
I applied a grading using Magic Bullet Looks 2.0 that seemed to work well. Most of it was shot with a Sony VCL-EX0877 0.8 wide angle lens, but the bird shots were made with the Century Optics 0HD-16TC-EX1 teleconverter attached.