Wednesday, May 30, 2012

iphone gear

when the iphone 4 came out,it shot 720p,and 1080p for the iphones. alot of film makers played around with the filming capabilities of it. so interest came into play for making gear for the of the first things i got for my iphone was the owle bubo rig. it comes with a small mic,wide angle lens for the price of 180 bucks. the bubo gives some extra stability with the grips at the bottom. it makes the iphone bigger and alittle more to hold onto. you can also get the 35mm adapter to use 35mm glass.which is a nice option.i upgraded to a bigger mic and a rota light.
the rota light comes with various gels as well. this really helps out alot. the iphone does okay in low light but not really the best.color grading seems to do well so far.its a fun camera to have for behind the scenes or a backup if your in tight spaces.i have only shot two films with it. both shorts. one is what they dont know,that was shot last year in jersey at a convention.the other is silent hotel i did for a homage film competition for silent house. im adding the trailer for what they dont know. you can take a look and check it out. i was pleased with how it came out.

i used a app called 8mm to get that old grungy look and added a filter to it. there are alot of festivals that have added a phone category now. here are some of the apps i use
for sending files to my computer, i use big transfer files.i hope you all enjoy this and it gives some of you some ideas for your iphone. here are some of the links to the gear.
for the iphone shooting capabilities i give it 5 out 10 stars.

Monday, May 28, 2012

downtown shoot

I recently went downtown to catch some street art from a show that was here in april. there were some amazing murals on my journey in downtown richmond. street art is contemporary srtwork placed unsanctioned in public spaces.street art is considered  different than graffitti in that it primary uses stencils,stickers,wheatpastes and posters as a media instead of just spray paint.street art and graffitti came on the scene big in the 1980's but exploded in the early 2000's primarily due to the growing popularity of banksy.
this is just a few stills i got. this is not a review on films,but as a artist and photographer. i figured i'd expand my reviews to other media's of art.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

the ticket

the ticket was a very touching film. directed by po chan.shot by shane hurlbut. the ticket was shot on a canon 1dc dslr 4k, using a 24mm cinema prime.the ticket starts out in a hospital with vince sitting on the floor. emma comes out of a room and the two began to talk about the time.vince says they have time.the film takes them outside,only to have vince figure out they have no car anymore.vince and emma began to run. taking them to a clothing store. they try on the clothes they want. both know they cant afford them so vince and emma run out of the store.later they get to the boardwalk, which is an amazing scene. vince and emma go to the ferris wheel. the old man says theres no more rides tonight. vince convinces the man to let them ride, by telling him it's emma's birthday. the old man says you have ten minutes. while up at the top of the ferris wheel, vince asks emma to marry him. she says its to late for that.this takes vince back to the floor of the hospital. a doctor walks out of the room telling him she didnt make it, vince gets up and starts crying only to see the ticket he bought on the ground.(tidbit)- the lighting used was natural light available.and was shaped.the hospital scene- they were able to use all the available lights that were in the ceiling.which were 4' cool white flo's.pho and shane went for a sterile.anti septic feel.hurlbut baked in the look with natural picture style with color temp set at 2700 gave a starting point with this cold,minty green feel. they wanted the halls as cold and representtative of death.the score was amazing caled those kisses by the fisherman three.this film had a strong storyline,amazing actors and was well shot. i give it 8 out of 10 stars. to checkout more work on shane- www,