Located in a small Massachusetts town, Uncle Ned's is a unique aquarium shop. They specialize in the rare and hard to find fish and plants.
Two brothers run the place and every time I visit the shop, I see something new or wonder "what is that smell". When I leave, I think about Ebola or yellow fever and if my health insurance will pay for the treatment.
I decided to shoot this documentary because of the colors in the tanks. I wanted to tax my new HDV camera with crazy color temperatures and vivid saltwater wildlife. The fact the people examined are different and interesting was an added bonus.
This video was shot with the Sony HVR-Z1U camera and edited with Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5. It was mastered in HDV and compressed with Windows Media 9 HDTV 720p 24p. Enjoy.
(c) 2004 Franklin Crossing Productions
Champney Falls is one of my favorite places to go as I explore and find adventure in New Hampshire. Located off the Kancamagus Highway (RT 112) in Albany, NH, the falls drop about thirty five feet in a narrow canyon. When I was younger, I climbed these granite walls. The cascade is about one hundred yards from the Champney Brook Trail on the way up to the summit of Mount Chocorua.
I shot this video with the Sony HDR-Z1U HDV camcorder in 1080i 60i and used a Vinten Vision 3 Tripod. I edited the project with Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 in High Definition. It was compressed in Windows Media 720p 24p HD for viewing on this site. Vimeo then compresses it to Flash HD. I am aware of the jitter and hitching. I will try different encode settings on other videos. Lip sync is fixed.
I shot this video the day after I closed on my land purchase in the mountains not far from these falls. This was my way of "celebrating".