1. Arlington National Cemetery


    from Ray Ortega / Added

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    I put together some footage I shot while out of the DC DSLR meetup on Saturday the 3rd of December, 2011. My primary goal was to shoot and edit my first time-lapse video. This video exists mainly to support the three, short time-lapses you'll see in this video. I experimented with different intervals and number of shots, looking for the smooth motion I enjoy in other time-lapse videos. I found that shooting one photo every 2 seconds produces a really smooth image which you'll see in the first time-lapse as the double decker tour bus enters the frame. I also used a handy free iPhone app called Timelapse to calculate intervals, to shot number to length of time-lapse. The remaining time-lapses were shot at intervals of 10 seconds and produced a much choppier image. On my next time-lapse my goal will be to find the happy medium between 2 and 10 second intervals. My secondary goal was to spend more time learning Adobe Premiere Pro (PP). After a few projects I am now fairly comfortable with the software (it's an easy transition for someone coming from FCP). And lastly I wanted to get more in depth with color correcting and grading within PP. You'll notice that many of these shots have been, in many cases, pushed to their limits as far as grading goes. I wanted to see which effects I enjoyed most and found easiest to use for adjusting colors. The main effects used were proc-amp and RGB curves. I found that I could achieve most of what I was looking for with just these two effects. There were two pleasant surprises that emerged while editing this project. First I learned that creating a time-lapse couldn't be any easier with PP. As long as your images are in a numbered sequence, you simply select the first number in the sequence of images and PP knows that you want all the other images brought in as well. PP creates a single movie file resulting in each image displaying for one second on screen. Following that you can simply time-remap the sequence to slow it down or speed it up. Secondly, I found that round-tripping to After Effects (AE) is a breeze and a big time saver. A couple of these shots needed to be stabilized and the AE plugin Warp Stabilizer (WS) is just the tool I needed. It worked so well in fact that the corrected shots look as if they were locked down on a tripod. This is amazing because of the confidence that I now have in going out, shooting handheld and knowing that WS can smooth it out without degrading the image if needed. The process is made very easy by simply selecting your clip and dynamically linking it to AE (one button option). AE opens the footage, you apply your effects and that's it. PP is automatically updated with the new AE adjusted footage. Overall I learned a lot from this project and I had a great time shooting with a great new group of friends and peers that I met at the meetup. I encourage everyone to check out meetup.com to meet people in your area with similar interests. All images were shot on a Canon 60D with a Sigma 18-50mm 2.8-4.5 OS and Yashica 135mm 2.8

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    • Rock Creek Linden


      from Ray Ortega / Added

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      A walk through Rock Creek Park with Linden and Mommy. Shot with a Canon 60D, Sigma 18-50mm. Edited with Premiere Pro. This was my first project editing with Premiere since migrating from FCP.

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      • Snoctober


        from Earl Studios / Added

        A short time lapse of the recent snowstorm. Shot with the Nikon D300s and a 10-24 out in my front yard.

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        • ArtPrize 2011 - Montage Tribute


          from Brian Kelly Films / Added

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          Follow photographer and filmmaker Brian Kelly as he digs up cool stuff during ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is the world's largest art prize. Brian Kelly is a photographer and filmmaker living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brian's thoughts and opinions are his own and in no way represent an endorsement or objection from ArtPrize toward an individual artist or venue.

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          • Canon 60D Lens Testing


            from Ray Ortega / Added

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            This is just a test of lenses I have available to me. Sigma 18-50mm 2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Yashica ML 50mm 1.9 Albinar-ADG MC 80-200mm 4.5-5.6 Macro Telephoto The last two are lenses I got when I purchased my Yashica 35mm FX-3 film camera in the 1980's when I was a teenager. Considering budgets are tight I bought cheap Fotodiox CY-EOS adapters and attached the lenses to my Canon 60D and T2i. This video was made simply for myself as a way to compare each lens I own. I'm planning on purchasing more Yashica Contax lenses since they are producing nice results for video at relatively low prices. My next lens is another Yashica, a 135mm YUS 2.8 that I pick up on Ebay for $1! No kidding. So you can see how this could be a great way for a budget filmaker to getting into a set of prime lenses and at least start learning how to use them. I must say, the Albinar is some weird brand that I don't know anything about and is likely just some cheap third party manufacture who made stuff for the OEM but I am pleasantly surprised with the results. This video has basic color correction applied and slight sharpening in one or two of the clips.

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            • Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve


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              Took a short hike into the Elfin Forest Reserve- practice live sound recording with zoom h4n.

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              • Beach Ride


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                My daughter riding Her bike to beach in Gearhart Oregon.

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                • He Should've Went to Jared


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                  This is a spoof on the "He Went to Jared" commercials that I wrote and directed. Starring Niki Walker Rico Walker (no relation) and Michael Timothy Thanks to my wife, Anna Gass, and my friend Jason Humphries helping me with this project. Shot on my Canon 60D

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                  • Micro Motion


                    from www.bradhardyphoto.com / Added

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                    Micro Motion is a series of shots taken with a macro lens that I designed and fabricated. After several attempts to achieve a proper performance out of the lens, I feel that I have finally obtained a usable lens. While all of the shots were merely made in my garage, and in a 'do it as you go' fashion, I'm quite happy with what I've ended up with. I'm especially excited to use this system for some 'real' filming. My inspiration for this project was simply that I had not seen very many videos shot using macro lenses, and I thought it might be interesting to not only shoot video with a macro lens, but to later convert the footage to slomo, which is why the video is aptly named "Micro Motion". Please let me know what you think as I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, be sure to wait for the "Tech Specs" that follow immediatly after the last scene in the video. If you've got any inquiries that weren't addressed in the tech specs, email me at bradhardy777@gmail.com as I am more likely to get a message via my email then I am here on vimeo. Thanks so much for your time! Best, BradHardy

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