A look back at some of my projects In 2018.
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
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
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 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
I was recently in Washington DC for a few days. I knew from the beginning of the trip I wanted to shoot some time lapse at the Capital Mall for my own personal use if I need it but also for stock. I ended up spending what seemed like 4 hours shooting thousands of photos.
Finally getting around to sending my backlog of 35mm film to get processed and scanned. I’ve got a ton equaling almost a whole years of shooting packed into a small shelf in a refrigerator. My problem was the film kept piling up but I wasn’t processing it. Sometimes taking a whole month or more just
Every year the National Association of Broadcasters has a show in Las Vegas where companies show of the latest gear for broadcasting and filmmaking. 2017 marked the first time I went to NAB. I’ve been to another video expo in California twice DV Expo (Now Next Video Expo) nothing compares in size to NAB (well,
I recently shot an art show for a local artist. The video will also be used by the Alabama State Arts Council on their social media and website.
Starting the new year with a new camera. Disclaimer: I love getting new gear that being said people often make it about gear rather than learning and using what they already have. Do you really need to get that new camera? For me, that answer was yes. For a number of months now I have
I recently shot a local event. First meeting with the client a week before the event at the meeting giving myself self a two week deadline. Thinking that would give me time to finish the video and not feel rushed. The final video is below with more mostly interviews coming soon. Also side note for
Final Cut Pro 7 Projects In Final Cut Pro X I recently needed to open an old Final Cut Pro 7 project. Not wanting to edit in FCP7 I looked around and saw that FCPX allows you to import XML. I thought great I can just export an XML file from FCP7 and import it
Recently had three batches of stock go live. The exception being the majority of the footage of a claw machine. Because the name on the machine is trademarked also a few clips of my dad because of the logo on the backpack he was using being too visible. I have one more batch waiting to be
They way I look at Instagram is a place to show my work to a portion of the population who are and aren’t professionals. Among those are people who are not going to go to my Flickr Youtube or Vimeo pages. Wanting to show bits of my video work to those people. I looked into ways
Last minute a few weeks back I went with my Dad to some family property to check on some fish traps and of course I grabbed my camera. Sadly though forgetting my film camera. I shot everything with a GH3 and some Canon FD glass. Lately my preferred lenses to use with my Lens Turbo 2
I recently picked up a Canon FD 35-105. Overall I’ve been happy with the lens except that the copy I found was not in the condition as listed on Ebay. It has some slight fungus inside along with what appears to be a slightly loose focus ring. Needed a good basic zoom lens to add too
I Recently shot a project for University of Alabama AMIE center. I had a lot of fun. Most people think football I think of the incredible research happening on campus. All cinematography, editing and animation by me.