Last week I participated in two Skype Q&A sessions for my documentary, Home Planet. I got to answer some questions and talk a little bit about my process for Syracuse University students who watched the film. I took a few screengrabs for fun. I also kind of felt like a super villain seeing my head projected so large on a wall.
Q&A Session 1:
Q&A Session 2:
Thanks again to Holly Rodricks for the opportunity.
This time I played around using the Sirocco Research Labs logo/identity colors. I’m not too happy with the speed of the rotating letters and the fast motion of the ribbons, but it was just a test using color, lighting, texture and materials. I took it into After Effects for some color correction and additional texture.
Again, I used a tutorial from http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/ for help on this. Really helpful stuff if you are thinking of trying out Cinema 4D.
Here is another idea I am testing out using Cinema 4D and After Effects.
Playing with Cinema 4D and After Effects. Tutorial help using greyscalegorilla.com/blog/
More to come.
This is cool as hell.
Cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them. Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side.
Learn more about the artist Frederic Brodbeck and Cinemterics here.
My friend Jennie hired me to create a video for her travel grant application to teach children in Cuzco, Peru. I developed a simple treatment that would bring Jennie front and center with a few fun inserts and B roll. We shot for a few hours in front of a simple lighting setup and had next to no equipment on hand, but a large enough space that inspired some fun ideas to try out. Jennie was a real sport for giving me creative license to play around.
The trip is sponsored by Travelocity and they are currently holding a contest that sponsors trips to Brazil, Tanzania, Peru, Ghana and more. The grant is part of Travelocity’s initiative called Travel For Good and it’s a great cause that promotes hands-on experience, allowing for travelers to make a positive impact on the communities and countries they visit.
I was happy to help out Jennie, who is a good friend and someone I fully believe is capable of making a huge difference with her years of experience as a teacher. Votes are important for candidates to win. You are allowed to vote as many times as you like between now and December (though just once per day) and you don’t have to have an account or anything. You can vote for Jennie here: Vote For Jennie
Special thanks to: Abiel Hoff for letting us shoot in his studio space and for the use of his camera. Ally Creighton for designing the View-Master and Scott Everett for running sound.