I've been in a big debate with myself about whether I'm ready to announce this or not, but at this point I'm too excited to keep it to myself. So here's a quick sneak peek at a scene from the new nature film centered around the Souix River currently in production at Hired Lens Photography. This is just a rough cut of some recent footage that will be part of one scene. But don't expect to see a final cut any time soon. If this project is a marathon, we're still not even to the first mile marker. There's hours of footage still to be shot and logged, narration to write and record, and, of course, the most tedious bit of all: the editing. Right now, I'm tentatively looking at Spring 2013 for an actual release of the full film, but that could (and probably will) get pushed back even farther. I'm just trying to be honest with myself, these projects take some serious time. Not to mention, I still need to get footage from three more seasons. I'm also looking for a few more sponsors. That's part of why I'm sharing a little preview right now. I have a couple partners/sponsors on this project already, but I'd love to get a couple more. Any one interested? Drop me a line.
Here's a little sampling of the first couple film clips out of the new camera, the Canon 5D MkII. To be honest, I've been pretty hesitant to start working in video. It's a whole different animal. Different software, different files, different problems. And frankly, I still have a lot of things I want to try with still photography. But after playing with this feature on the new body with some really good lenses in front of it. I'm starting to see the potential to do some really cool things. No solid plans yet, just inklings of ideas. But watch for more of this stuff coming up soon.
A few weeks ago I shot some promotional images for Ashland Yoga Studio. If you're in the Ashland area check them out; lots of great classes for people at all different levels of expereince. They're also teaching pilates and kettlebell classes too. It's a bunch of cool people teaching in a great space. Part of the project I shot for them included a stop-motion movie of one of the yoga classes taught by Charmaine Swan. Check it out:
Here's the final version of the tilt-shift stop-motion film that I worked on with Creative Communication & Design in Wausau. This took literally thousands of still frames to make. It was a super cool project to work on and great people to work with. There are some really cool things coming out of their creative department.