A side project that I work on involves archiving media related to computer history, including a lot of material from my Dad’s days in computer software and hardware. Recently, I’ve been finding media for sale online or receiving tapes as donations. I have a YouTube playlist featuring this media, and I’m adding material to Archive.org
It’s Been a while since I put up a blog post I’ve been busy on a lot of different projects. One big thing is working on building out all my transfer racks in my studio it all started with this single rack and has grown to three and a half and I have two more
Digging through my archives I have a lot of unpublished work some good lots thats bad. I always have found I’m very selective about the work that I put out leaving remains that never get published either moving to newer work or at the moment needing time to examine it. I think this is important
Back in April I started shooting what is turning into a photo project documenting an area that for a long time has seemed forgotten in my hometown. It was mostly me just venturing out and shooting with a recently acquired Mamiya M645 1000’S Medium Format camera. What led me to medium format was that last
This is the story of a Business in small rural town in Alabama among a global pandemic.
Before the global pandemic I took a trip to DC to stay with family and had another planned that didn’t happen these are some of the photos I took. Photo Zine is Now Available
A look at a documentary I’m currently shooting on Alabama hot sauce company Alabama Sunshine.
A look back at some of my projects In 2018.
Recently I was in Huntsville while I was there I shot some footage of the Space and Rocket Center met Dustin Sandlin one of my favorite YouTubers from the Channel Smarter Every Day. I also captured a timelapse of the moon passing over the rocket that brought us there. When I set up to capture it
Vegas Nights Recently I traveled to Las Vegas for NAB 2018 met a ton of awesome people learned a ton got kicked out of Fremont Street for shooting without a permit had a woman offer me the “hangover experience” on my way back to my hotel In what I’m calling an extremely sketchy situation. After that, a quick
Recently was in Las Vegas for NAB 2018. During that trip, I learned a ton met a lot of awesome people and shot a lot of footage. Like last year I got to meet a lot of people I’ve been watching and learning from for years. One of those was Ryan Connolly from Filmroit https://www.instagram.com/p/BhYCgfmHv17/?taken-by=scottgravlee
Back in January, I had a chance to go to the Huntsville Woman’s March. This was great opportunity to not only shoot footage of the event for stock but also use my newly acquired C100. After that event, I edited this video and sent some footage to Dissolve for stock. Here’s that stock footage ready to license
Recently I was contacted to shoot some photos for a local artist friends website. While to primary reason was to shoot photos I figured this was great opportunity to shoot some video for potential stock footage and for use on his website. Overall am pretty happy with what I captured that day. I will have more
2017 was a busy year here are some of the highlights.
The shoot Recently I shot a surprise birthday party during that shoot I ran into several technical problems. My audio recorder died. (Still really mad about that.) I thought I was recording when I wasn’t which led to an amazing clip of me running to grab something out of my camera bag. I also forgot
Chris Simmons – Farewell for Now Last year I shot a yearly festival in my town. A huge part of that is music every time I shoot it I always end up with a lot of unused footage. I try to tell myself to stop but fail because I’m always capturing solid stuff. Concerts are
Recently I traveled to Washington to visit some family for a week. During this trip, I knew I wanted to capture some video and recently starting to shoot more in 4K. This was the perfect opportunity to shoot a project completely 4K. A task I mostly did only after I realized my camera was set
Recently while in Washington I kinda fell in love a lens. I’ve owned this lens for a while. It’s a great option if you are on a budget. After the trip, I purchased the Minolta Rokkor version of this lens it should be sharper. I created this video to show some of what I was
Recently I went hiking on some new property that my Dad bought. This was great opportunity to not only shoot some stock footage similar to another batch of stuff I shot it was also a great opportunity to test out a new lens I picked up on eBay. (70-210 Sigma APO Manual Focus for Minolta MD