1. This film was shot on a very, very cold winter day (-40c). Thank you to all involved for their amazing dedication.

    This film is based on a poem. It is the story of a man who has just come from a funeral viewing of his wife, and goes to the location where he first met her 25 years earlier, which is also the place where she met her tragic and sudden end.

    Thank you for watching.


    Shot on a fx1.

    # vimeo.com/1152194 Uploaded 4,300 Plays 20 Comments
  2. This is one of four commercials made for a perfume brand called D'sign. There were four different products matched up with different stories. Shootings done with Sony Cinealta F900 camera.

    Uploaded 1,077 Plays 3 Comments
  3. Uploaded 8,580 Plays 35 Comments
  4. Around this time of year in New England, animals awake from hibernation. This year is no exception and with the record snowfall in and around the Boston area, many creatures are happy to see most of the white stuff gone. The sun is starting to become more and more intense.

    I was mountain biking at Ashland State Park in Ashland, Massachusetts a few days ago and came upon a large number of Garter snakes moving slowly through the leaf litter. These snakes must have just woke up from their long winter slumber. They were searching out the small pools of sunlight that made it though the branches, warming the ground. These guys were basking in the heat from the sun.

    One thing I noticed was how calm they were. They seemed very groggy and disinterested in my presence. I could grab them just under the head, and hold up their bodies with my free hand. These Garter snakes did not strike or expel a stinky musk. I think they might have been half a sleep, just out from the snake hole!

    So I finished my 3 mile loop around the lake and when I got back to my car, I grabbed my Sony Z1U, the Letus35 Extreme and my bag of lenses. I hiked on foot back to the area full of snakes.

    I decided to leave the tripod. I wanted to shoot from a snake eye view.

    I brought all my lenses thinking I may need to keep my distance and use a long focal length. But I did not. I used my favorite lens, the full manual tack sharp Nikon 55mm f2.8 Macro. My only issue with this lens is that the focus barrel is very sticky inside and it is hard to pull and rack focus.

    I got down in the snake infested leaves and sticks and using no tripod, I wedged the Letus rail system into the ground trying to hold the shots steady. I was able to set the focus on the lens to about one inch and got right in the snake’s face. Most of the shots have a thread of depth of field and a few of the shots I set my focus on just the tiny fork tongue as it flicked through the creature’s jaw. The rest of the snake’s head was out of focus.

    The slow motion was at 30 frames per second. I wish I had a Sony EX1 with the capability to shoot the high speed snake tongue action at 60 frames per second. But alas, I must settle for what I am able to afford (for now).

    I shot for about forty five minutes and got some great footage. I was never bit, and a few times, the snakes came to me. At one point I was surrounded by about ten serpents looking for their fifteen minutes of fame!

    The video was edited with Final Cut Pro and I used the “color corrector 3-way” filter to add more color saturation. I did not vignette this project.

    This video is also on my webpage as a 720p QuickTime file. This is located at: tomguilmette.com

    Music Selection: Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I - Track 6

    # vimeo.com/809202 Uploaded 29.3K Plays 43 Comments
  5. I went back to the old warehouse by my home, this time with three other people. I had to shoot a short film here, with actors. “Left for Dead”, a short I shot alone here, just was not good enough. It was visual, but it held little story or substance. So we made a short at the rotten and creepy building.

    Before you read further, understand that this film had a budget of $0.00. I shot this yesterday and edited it this morning.

    Joe, Adam and Anthony met me at a shopping plaza about half a mile from the warehouse. We grabbed a coffee and I let them to the location. I traveled alone, my car was filled to the ceiling with equipment.

    I had packed my Sony HDV HVR-Z1U with the Letus35 Extreme, a bunch of film lenses, my dolly system, my jib, wireless mics, batteries, a Vinten tripod, a generator, a light kit, a fog machine, one pound of Boars Head roast beef and some chicken guts.

    As our two cars entered the dirt road that led to the decaying structure, I looked in the rearview to be sure no one was following us. This place is not posted, but it was dangerous. I was worried that one of use would leave with a flat tire. We ran over enough boards with rusted nails and broken glass to puncture a tire on a front-end loader.

    This was my first “actor” film and I looked forward to working with director and filmmaker, Joe Francazio. Had had done this sort of thing before, but never with me as the DP.

    I had known Adam for years. He was my utility at Boston Celtics TV network games and he too had made a few student films. Adam brought along his friend and actor Anthony. This was my first time meeting the guy. I liked Anthony immediately. Professional, dry witted and perfect for the part was had casted for him

    We entered the warehouse with just an outline I had written up the night before. I was drinking moonshine I got from a guy I hardly knew and this white lightning seemed to open my mind. We had no script. I was confident that Joe would be able to put it all together on site, while I directed the visual aspects of the film.

    We moved around the warehouse using ECM-77b lav mics with wireless belt packs for sound. The entire film was shot using the same 28mm f2.8 $30 Korean lens I used to shoot “Left for Dead”. I even left a polarizer filter on the entire time to keep it dark. Some of the shots were bumped to 9dB gain, but the grainy blacks added to the atmosphere of the picture.

    We used no lights. Every shot in the short was available light. I really liked using the beams of sunlight to backlight the actors. I did chase the sun in the final shot at the end and wished that I had fired up the genny and back lit Anthony while he laid dead on the ground. The beam of sun I was using moved to damn quick as we set up dolly track.

    The fog machine died yet again and we went without the desired smoky beams-of-light atmosphere. The generator stayed off almost the entire time.

    This shoot was rushed. I had to be at a job in a few hours to shoot behind the scenes of a hockey tournament held in Boston. Joe was excellent and kept the shoot on track and continued to feed the actors dialogue. Joe knew exactly what was needed and we only shot what we planned on using in the short.

    The shoot lasted just 3.5 hours. I edited the film in just under 2 hours. I was a breeze to edit because everything was right in front of me. All shots were done in chronological order, with the exception of two and in many scenes we nailed the take after two or three attempts. All audio you hear in the film was also recorded inside the warehouse. I had everything I needed in my edit browser ready to be dragged to the timeline.

    At the end of the film, Joe was the creature and was pulling that $10 a pound roast beef from inside Anthony’s jacket. Joe can’t stand roast beef, even if it was expensive Boars Head Brand!

    One strange thing that happened outside the warehouse was someone or something got into Joe’s car and went though his stuff. Nothing was stolen and nobody saw anything. This event could not be explained.

    A few bricks fell and nearly took out one of the actors and once Anthony was killed off, he busied himself by trying to add to the graffito-tag using old rusted stray paint cans.

    One shot that I wished I could have gotten was the lone lit and burning cigarette covered with blood left in the center of a room in the warehouse. Adam would have stumbled upon this and picked it up calling for Anthony. The reason we could not get this shot was because Anthony had smoked his last butt and the rest of us were non-smokers.

    I hope to put up many more of these projects with the help of Joe Francazio and soon, creative writer and actor, Chris Nicini. I am sure I will also work again with Adam and Anthony.

    Edited with Final Cut Pro and color corrected with “color corrector 3-way” filter. No vignette or color grading done with this short (using Magic Bullet Looks) because I ran out of time to meet my deadline.
    Music credit: Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts II - Tracks 32 and 36

    More info on my webpage tomguilmette.com Joe took a few production still I will include in a Blog Entry on my site.

    # vimeo.com/816528 Uploaded 9,998 Plays 12 Comments

HD Camcorder Pro


the channel to look at several shoot and films realized with camcorder hd pro

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

  • Pablo Rios

    Hi everybody!
    I've just visited Barcelona(Spain) to see my brother for a weekend. I shot the life in there.
    I would like to add the vid in this channel guys, If you don't mind.
    Thanks in advanced!
    Have a nice day!

    by Pablo Rios

  • Pablo Rios

    Hi my name is Pablo. I would like you placed my "Macro Paranoid" in your chanel. It's gonna be great. Thanks in advanced! ;-)

    by Pablo Rios

  • Filippo Chiesa

    here is my new video vimeo.com/1581191.
    Please add.

    by Filippo Chiesa

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.