1. River Dawn

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    Filmed and edited for the Weekend Project's "Wetter Is Better" contest. *update* I just want to thank everybody for all of the positive support with this one! Even though I didn't make it as a finalist in the contest, I appreciate all of the comments, views and likes! You can see who won the contest here: https://vimeo.com/groups/weekendproject/forum/topic:256310 Be sure to support the winners and check out their awesome work! After thinking of different ideas, from a scripted short, to more underwater videography, or a crazy adventure, I decided on the challenge of filming a sunrise by the St. Lawrence Seaway in under 60 seconds. So, I set off to the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina in Prescott, Ontario just before the crack of dawn to film. These are the images that presented themselves to me as the sun burned away the dark of night on the morning of August 18th, 2012. Photo gallery: https://plus.google.com/photos/116335589582347620429/albums/5778148832770833457 Blog entry: http://lioconvoy.blogspot.ca/2012/08/my-experience-entering-vimeo-contest.html

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    • Jesse Null Portrait

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      My entry in the portrait forum. Null gets owned!

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      • Changes

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        Split screen comparison of the raw & post video used to make 32°F (Seen here: https://vimeo.com/37091475 ) to give an idea about the kind of post processing I do on my videos to achieve the final look. Tools used: Premiere Pro - editing, cropping, zooms Magic Bullet Looks - custom look based off of the Buffalo preset, with each scene adjusted separately Tiffen Dfx - Depth of Field filter ProDAD Mercalli - smoothing out a few shots Photoshop - created vignetting effect for compositing in Premiere

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        • Student Teaching

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          Ah, college. This video was shot in October of 2001, not 1999. I was 21 years old student teaching at Hermon-Dekalb in Northern New York. Those were the days. Another kid I taught with, Justin Golkowski, is holding the camera, and was almost in tears when I said "It starts at, you're nuts." This of course prompted me to lose it in one of the earliest videos of my illustrious teaching career. This was an 8th grade class and these kids would have graduated last spring. I hope they remember this day as well as I do. If you listen close you can hear Golki laughing

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          • Toronto, Canada. Bus-Boat tour. St. Lawrence Market. Dundas Square. July 2012. HD

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            Music: JLT - Blue eyes. Creative Commons. Mokhov - Halcyon Days. Creative Commons.

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            • Golden Shoreline (HD)

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              Shot yesterday on my HV30 along the bank of the St. Lawrence Seaway, while out on a break from work. It was a beautiful day out and the sun had a really nice golden color to it, which is where the name of the video came from. After a lot of really lousy weather last month, November's just been great for being able to get out and do things outside.

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              • Solitude

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                After the roads were cleared from this season's second biggest snowfall, Rhonda and I headed out to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario. Our goal was just to stretch our legs after being cooped up inside for a bit and to take some pictures and video of whatever caught our attention. (I did the filming, and she took the snapshots, like usual.) The last time I was down by the mighty St. Lawrence, it still hadn't iced over, but I knew we had a pretty good cold snap lately, so I wasn't sure what I'd find when we got there. The river had finally frozen over, and it's the first time I've seen ice cover in the last few years, so it was a nice surprise. We spent the afternoon at Centeen Park and Hardy Park capturing different scenes until the sun dipped far down on the horizon and our fingers and toes were numb from the cold. "Solitude" is my final winter themed video of the season. I set out to shoot 3 different videos around the area that had a similar look and feel, which could be played back to back, or standalone. (Snowfallen, Winterscape and Solitude.) Filmed on Feb 10th, 2013 on my Canon XA10. Photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/116335589582347620429/albums/5843539038472633585

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                • The Thaw

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                  The St. Lawrence Seaway shuts down in the winter months as ice chokes the waterways and the big ships stop making trips to all of the ports in Canada and the states. That all changes as the thaw happens. As winter changes into spring, the temperature rises and the ice begins to melt; opening up one of North America's most important seaway commerce routes. It was a beautiful day when Rhonda & I went to the waterfront to capture the scene, and signs of advanced melt were all over the place. It won't be long before the ice will be completely gone from the St. Lawrence River and big ships, boaters & recreational swimmers will once again reclaim the water. Filmed along the 1000 Islands Parkway on March 10th, 2013 with my Canon XA10. Photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109653885856957719444/albums/5853863450082175553

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                  • Freediving The Conestoga v.2

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                    I returned to the Conestoga shipwreck on the morning of July 9th, 2012 ready to put my theory about how to better film underwater to the test. With this trip, I tried two different techniques while freediving on the Conestoga and the results speak for themselves. When you compare the quality of my camerawork on my original video (https://vimeo.com/45415948) to this video, it's a night and day difference. Filmed entirely on a GoPro HD HERO2 and the GoPro Dive Housing. No camera smoothing was done in editing - this is what came out of the camera. I made two separate 30 minute trips out to the ship (one for each film trial), taking about an hour break in between to warm back up. Visability was again between 10 and 15 feet when I went diving, which is around the higher end for this dive site. Information about the Conestoga Shipwreck: ------------- Launched on July 6th, 1878, the Conestoga sank on May 22nd, 1922, after a fire broke out in its engine room near Cardinal, Ontario, in the St. Lawrence River. The steamer was waiting to go through what was then known as Galup Canal Lock 28 (before the seaway was flooded, which closed down the old lock system). The fire couldn't be put out, so it was allowed to drift out of the lock where the fire burned to the waterline, sinking the ship. In the 90 years since it's reached it's final resting ground, the shipwreck has survived surprisingly well after being battered by ice flows, pollution, explosives, human activity and invasive species. The Conestoga lies virtually upright with it's bow facing into the current in 18' to 25' of water. To give you an idea of the size of it, the length of the ship is 252.8'. The propeller itself is 14' tall, and it could move the ship at a top speed of 8 knots. The ships engine sticks out of the water, marking its location to those who wish to pay her a visit. GPS Coordinates: N 44 46.75' W 075 23.58' Blog entry: http://lioconvoy.blogspot.ca/2012/07/filming-underwater.html

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                    • Breaking The Winter Barrier (HD)

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                      I had the idea to do this one for a little while, and I finally had the chance to get out and do it. Summer gives way to winter in southern Ontario. Summer scenes shot in Sept. 2009 & the winter scenes shot on Dec. 25th, 2009 on my Canon HV30.

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