Week 13/52 Hello

I think the best part of making an image is getting people to understand and feel what you're trying to express.


On Set with "Burial"

For most of my spring break, I've been working on Karl Ford's film "Burial" as a 2nd assistant camera. www.burialfilm.com

It's been a really awesome experience. The people I work with are great, and there are so many things I've learned (like the existence of a remote follow-focus?! Mind blown!). We've had a lot of professional equipment on set which has made shooting much easier and more efficient, and I think I might be spoiled now! Now I won't be able to work with anything less! :P

Without further ado, here are some behind the scenes shot from my iPhone! I'd have brought my camera for some better quality photos, but we had Cory as our on-set photographer and so I was busy being 2nd assistant camera to Brian and Orlando, who are both super fantastic and awesome.

Some of the food for us on set (because I love food):

A few shots of the camera equipment. We had a Canon 5D Mk2 and two Canon 7D's. We had them on steadicams, monopods, tripods, and whatever else you can think of with Zeiss lenses. The first picture there is that freaking cool remote follow focus!

We shot on a ranch up in Buelton. It was freeezing up there, and we had to stay up there for so long! For the time that I was on the crew, I got home at 5AM! D: Nevertheless, the location was pretty awesome.We had live guns and squibs.

Our main actress was Noot Seear.  http://www.nootseear.com/
More behind the scenes:

I got quite happy with my slate drawings. :) My drawings always correspond with the events in the scene.

Happy birthday to Eric, our behind the scenes videographer, who spent his 23rd birthday on set!

Week 12/52 Just a Dream

I'm trying this thing where my selfies don't have to be in a fantastical location or have crazy wind-blown hair... just a little bit of intimacy and sense of comfort.

I didn't have a tripod with me so I improvised... :P

Tyler and the 70-200mm

I met Tyler for the first time on Friday even though we've known each other for a while now through mutual friends, photographic interests, and facebook. He wanted to try out the 50mm f/1.8 (which I had) and I wanted to play with the 70-200mm f/2.8 (which I want!), so we decided to swap for a little bit! It was a super cool night as we stayed up until the wee hours just talking about all things photography. It's so hard to find people who share the same hobbies!

This is the super awesome Tyler! He's just too fun to shoot!

I only had about a day and a half with the lens, but I tried to get some shots with the 70-200mm in. The weather was unforgiving though. :(

... and of course a couple selfies at 200mm since I had no willing human subject in my backyard.

Quick headshots

My friend Ademir needed some quick headshots, so I dragged him over to the students-during-finals-filled library (out of focus books make fantastic backgrounds!). Since the library was packed I had to find a row in the library that wasn't facing some curious on-looker. It was a pretty fun mission, though. I love shooting in the library. I've gotten some awesome portraits there! It's just too bad my shutter just sounds so loud...

Week 11/52 Inspiration

I sigh a breath of relief for this week.
You are my inspiration.

I'm technically done with my finals and stuff. Now all that's left is the premiere of "12 Minutes Until the End of the World," that one film I've been on since last September. I'm pretty excited... things are happening so fast. I'm giving up a good portion of my spring break to be on a new set, and that doesn't really bother me because it's what I like to do, and it's what I want to do in the future. In the mean time, I'm thinking about quitting my current job for a prospective better job. Once things are finalized, I will announce it because it's so dern excitin'! :)

Anyways, my photos have sucked lately. I admit it. I've been lazy and uninspired (ooh and plus I got sick and had finals! weep) and that's just a darn tootin' lame excuse. So I decided to try something simple today. Something that would be simple yet still not as... sucky.

Anyways enjoy. I think I'll be making a new layout for this blog soon. Something a little more... professional looking.

Sedgwick Location Scouting

Popping in with my sick lil' self to show ya'll a couple pictures from Saturday's location scouting at Sedgwick Ranch. It really was a breathtaking place, except with the uphill hikes, the tall grass, and the poison oak and lyme disease scare. Yeah, there were a lot of bugs there! O_0 That night I got really feverish and I was basically bedridden for two days.