This is really really rad!
A special thanks to Sandra Hillen for making the video with me…that girl has so many skills!
And of course an extra big thanks to Josh Letchworth for agreeing to make a how to video with us!
So true, so awesome. Check it out.
You know how they say, “behind every great man is a great woman”? Something similar can be said about skateboarders only it would go something like this: behind every great skateboarder is a great photographer and/or Filmer. If a trick were to happen and no one were there to photograph or film it in order for you to see it, did it really happen? You ever heard that other cliche, “I’ll believe it when I see it”? I think a skateboarder made that up. Think about everything you’ve seen and were inspired by in skateboarding and I’ll bet you most of it has been through the invention of photography or filmmaking. Throughout the evolution of skateboarding there has always been the photographer and/or filmer right there by the skateboarders side ensuring that whatever happened it would be documented for the world to see. This segment is as simple as it sounds. Shoot All Skaters with legendary photographer J. Grant Brittain. Enjoy. — sb
PHOTO NERDS UNITE!
On August 27th, 2009 Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a simple ritual of taking one photo every day and posting it to his website before going to sleep.
This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by Scott Thrift
In this digital age where we need to know everything that is going on around us all the time, some mediums may feel a little left behind. But video no longer has that problem. A company called NorthStudio360 has devised a way to shoot 360° video by apparently using six video cameras at once, and with their clever video player, you can control where you want to look while the video plays by just clicking and dragging with your mouse. Red Bull did a project like this a few years ago, strapping a a 360 cam to a hemet and towing surfers into teahupoo, but it didnt have anywhere near the customization of this new instrument. Northstudio360 is mostly marketing their device to tourism and travel sites, but I like the potential in the video below- viewer controlled sports, making it more personal than ever.
(the video may take a bit to load, it’s new technology, be patient)
From one of my earlier postings, about the lost and found street photographer vivian maier here is a video about the man who found her work and glimpse into who she was.
Video is cool right now, especially if you’re a photographer. But for those of us who are still stumbling with HDSLR’s and final cut pro, it’s a challenging new occupation. However, Nemo friend Michael Cogliantry (who we’ve chatted about many times before) has the skills to make it all look easy, with hilarity/absurdity to boot. After winning numerous awards for both photo and video, Michael and good friend Greg Carter have formed Semi-Automatic, a dynamic writing and filmmaking team devoted to making some of the most creative videos I’ve seen. Michael’s knowledge of Portland and it’s world-renowned “quirky” ways shine through in his short films- watch Semi-Automatic’s quick reel below, and also be sure to check out Michael’s humorously brilliant photo portfolio.
Work flow is of the utmost importance….watch and learn.
Think Thank you Mertzy for the video!
And, on the walk home I saw this little ditty (click here to see after the jump)… (more…)
It really didn’t get much better than burning through a pack of sx-70 film. Ah, the memories…
I was able to sneak a little video in. Enjoy! -hh