Today we were working on an interactive production with Proximity. After a great morning of shooting, and some beautiful footage. We sat down and had a nice Italian meal before wrapping for the day. Nothing better than some fun and food.
My apologies to our Post Production Supervisor/ Sr. Editor Chris Reesor, I was so excited to get back to my plate. I didn’t frame him correctly. 1,2,3, CHEESE!
Archie Alleyne and ‘Evolution of Jazz Ensemble’ were at the studio earlier this week, and were rehearsing for the December 2nd launch party of the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund. This event will commence the launch of the AASF (Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund) website, which Asylum Artists has been working on for the past two months. The fund helps to enable young musicians to get an education in music, and help introduce them to the music community and help to retain the heritage and history of Jazz music in Toronto. If your interested in coming to the AASF launch party at Asylum Artists Studio @ 100 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON, contact email@example.com for more details tickets will be $100, all proceeds will be going to the AASF.
The studio has been working on a production about Toronto luthier Joe Yanuziello. Earlier this week Joe brought in his collection of stringed instruments for a product shoot. It was a pleasure to capture images of such beautiful works of art. Check out Joe’s website to view some of his other creations.
I’ve been working on a side project using MOGRAPH 2 to have objects fly in from outside of the web browser screen and land into a banner at the head of the page. The thing I’m trying to do differently is have the motion fly behind the page content. I’ve found it really annoying and frustrating when there is an expandable or rich media that is being intrusive and hard to close, when all you want to see is the latest news or content of a page. I will be finishing off the renders in the next couple of weeks, and should have an online version for people to try out. Enjoy the boards for now.
While visiting New York in July, the guys at B2Pro New York were kind enough to have me into their space and check out they’re incredible set of lights and parabolic reflectors. I was dying to see the lights and the throw of the light and how it wrapped around the face and objects. Unfortunately I was shooting with a point and shoot camera so the quality sucks, but the quality and durability of these lights is hard to compare to.
B2Pro has modded the lights for the production environment, so it’s great for location, and studio.
The only thing I found is that you need a joy box for lights over 2.5k, and the HMI’s have a low buzz to them not uncommon with that form of light. So your audio guy should be aware of that ahead of time. The tungsten versions have a fan that can also be quite hard for audio, but B2pro has a remote to turn it off for when a take is happening.
Can’t get enough of these lights, beautiful quality of light just like a Elinchrom. Will be really interested to see what B2Pro and RED have up their sleeve. Definitely will change the still/motion shooter market. If your trying to be a still/motion shooter I highly suggest working with these lights.
Utilizing the RED ONE with MX along with a 35mm Cooke iLens I was able to shoot and matchmove footage and then import it into Cinema 4d. In a few blog posts there will be some more renders, and beauty renders.