Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Package v1 Preset is Up for Download!

I am sure some of you are happy to see me offering another preset for Sony Vegas Pro 10 up for free download (donations most welcome...heck you could be the first to do so!).  I will go over a couple things about this preset and what you will discover with it as have I. 

One thing about it is that its very flexible, you could apply it, open it up and un-check a single adjustment which could allow your shot to show more light in the scene or color.  What I will say is that after I rendered out and uploaded my video with this preset, I started playing with the settings and I believe I could build a much more dynamic preset based off this one.  Hopefully one that will give an even sharper look, a bit less dark, and show more details in the shadow areas.  But you could certainly do that yourself with this one, you would just have to play with the settings.  That's all for now, I hope you enjoy it and remember this is for Sony Vegas Pro 10.

Go to my Sony Presets Tab and scroll to the bottom for the download link!  Click here to watch "The Package" to see it in action!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"The Package" - Action Film Look

Here is my latest video!  It's my first stab at getting an action based film look and style shooting.  I hope you like it and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to reduce audio noise / hiss for Canon DSLR's using FiiO E3 and E5

Hey everyone, I finally got around to making a video about reducing external microphone audio noise going into your Canon camera.  Simply using the FiiO E3 or E5 can allow you to lower your gain internally on your camera, which then in turn lowers your hissing noise.  Check it out to hear the comparison!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

GoPro meets DH 9053 RC Helicopter

Updated..again:  So I discovered after my rechargeable batteries arrived and were fully charged that the remote control doesn't work.  Awesome...Tried new regular batteries with no success.  So now I guess I will either be getting another one of these helicopters or a slightly different model.  I hope whatever it is it at least works!

Updated:  I am excited to show you guys a couple of new toys I got that I hope will allow me to capture some cool aerial footage!  One of those toys is something I have been wanting to get for a little while now and that is the GoPro HD Hero Motorsports edition.  Of course I hope to use this for more than just aerial shots, like for car driving and underwater shots as well, but aerial is something I have in mind for a short I would like to make.  The other toy is supposed to be a DH 9053 Volitaion RC Helicopter.  The reason I say is suppose to be is because I discovered the one I had received has different titling on the housing of the aircraft and came in a slightly different looking box.  I contacted Team RC about this and they replied that it is the exact same thing as the original, its just in a different box...and they put there logo on it.  Oh well, but here they are together!

Anywho, from what I have gathered this helicopter should indeed be able to carry and fly with the GoPro on board.  Now from what I have read this helicopter should do alright outside on very very low windy days and there seems to be a lot of videos for modifications you can do to increase its performance.  The hard part will probably be just figuring out how to fly the helicopter properly without crashes so I will have to practice flying before I go much further.  The other interesting thing will be figuring out how I will mount the camera so I may reduce vibration and help eliminate any jello effect that could occur.  But till then, look up GoPro and DH 9053 on youtube and you will find a couple of videos with them together.

Friday, September 9, 2011

"You're Beautiful" Ft Garrett

So the music video is done and out for your viewing pleasure!  A few things set this video apart from others and I will state them.
1.  We shot all the video sequences before he even completed his song!
2.  We shot everything in half of an afternoon, due to being rained out the day we were suppose to start.  With that we had to come up with new ideas on where to shoot and what because a lot of our plans depended on being outside...
3.  Garrett has no singing experience.
4.  Garrett just started learning how to play the guitar.
5.  I had no steadicam with me.
6.  His vocals were recorded on a PC headset

But that's enough for now I think.  Here is the video!  Make sure to thumbs it up and share!

Some things to keep in mind if you go to create a music video:  make sure the song is completed before shooting!, have a list of ideas written out on different cameras angles you would like to capture, decide if you will build a small story into the video, and make sure you bring everything you will need to shoot successfully.  I used my Kronox camera slider on a few shots but sadly it was sitting on very tipsy sawhorses, so once the camera got half way across the track..."tip."  But that's it for now, thanks for watching!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photography Practice

So something I have found myself doing as of recently was taking photos for some relatives of mine.  Now I am by no means a professional photographer, but I do know how to work my magic on things I get my hands on.  So in taking these pictures I have been receiving some pretty good feedback and am possibly thinking of starting my own small photography business...Well, more like side profession.  Here are a few that I have done, and feel free to tell me what you think of them.  Cheers.  Click the images to Enlarge, and use the back button to get back to this screen.