I took the camera out to get some footage of a street fair happening in Astoria, NY.
Music: Saboteur - Herbal Dream (ft. Kenny Koch)
Over the last weekend, I went up to Monticello, NY to get some footage of the Allyson Whitney Foundation's 5K, a race that benefits young folks with rare cancers.
This was filmed with a GoPro. This is just a little piece of footage, part of which will be usd for the Small/Large Cell Cervical Cancer documentary.
Over the weekend I rented a 16-35mm lens to try out. I've never used a lens as wide as that, or as physically intimidating. I mean, look at this beast:
Anyway, I spent a good couple hours in the park shooting whatever caught my eye. And with a lens as wide as this, it's best your subject is the size of a small planet. Footage below:
I took my camera and trusty-as-heck intervalometer to the High Line park to try out some timelapse shots. Going off of my last timelapse trial, I changed the shutter speed and also used a different lens. Here's the result below:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Shutter speed: 2 seconds
I was happy with the results. There's a bit of light change but it's because it was a cloudy day and the light changed from moderately overcast to sunny as heck. It's possible I could have changed the camera settings to aperture priority but I thought that was overkill.
Last weekend I tried out recording a timelapse, or rather, take a bunch of pics with an intervalometer and seeing what kind of cool image sequence/video I could make. Here's the result:
So, not terrible but not great. I used a Canon 5D with a 50mm lens, along with a variable ND filter.
I had read that dragging the shutter to allow about a full second of exposure was good for traffic, which seems right. But it didn't seem to be a long enough exposure for pedestrians and slower moving vehicles. There's also a bit of flicker, too.
I'll try again this weekend with a longer exposure time.
Several months ago, I was approached to work on a documentary for a group of women who were brought together by a common illness -- small and large cell cervical cancer, an especially rare and aggressive form of cancer.
It's been several months since, and so far I've been fortunate enough to be able to interview several of the women, all of whom are survivors or are currently undergoing treatment.
And as of last week, I returned home from Las Vegas, where I got to meet even more of the women as well as their supporters. And even got the opportunity to film Dr. Michael Frumovitz, a doctor who has treated many of the women, zipline down Fremont street. Watch below!
More updates to come in the future.