So we’ve actually had a new face around the studio lately. His name is Daniel and I’ve enjoyed having him around – so far.. We hoped to have had the Star Wars sequel up this week but a busy week saw as scrambling for time when a Star Wars episode would see us needing a bit more than normal for the heavy amount of the editing in regards to production. Rather than have nothing be put up we decided to put out a simple video (that would have seen air time next week most likely) about Dan’s joining the 2D team. Hope you guys enjoy.
So as many of you know, we’ve been contracted for more and more video jobs. Mostly thanks to our Casual Friday videos in fact, which is ironic considering they are video files made up entirely of still photos.
Nevertheless, one of our recent projects required a kitchen set, and while we indeed have a full kitchen in the studio, we needed something with a different look. After unsuccessfully finding an appropriate kitchen, we decided to simply build something ourselves, in the studio. It was my first real set build and certainly not as painful as I thought it would be. All in all the cost of the set was only $40 after tax and everything! Who would think that you could build a “kitchen” for that little. I really enjoyed the process and our friend Ashley (who was, if you’re wondering, also in the casual friday video “Portrette of a Lady“) was kind enough to return and was actually perfect for the role in this video. So below are some behind the scene shots of the set and the few seconds of video that it was all built for. The video is part of a commercial we’ve been hired to create and I’ll likely post a link to that upon it’s completion and release. Fun process!
Here’s a short clip highlighting the abilities of the D7000. This was obviously shot entirely on the D7000 and I definitely enjoyed shooting this project. A special thanks to my good friend Ben who donated his time to help us out while we was visiting the area on leave from the US Navy. Little did he know I’d make him run for kilometers while on leave. Thanks Ben!
It seems we’re really pumping out a lot of videos lately, I think I’m going to try and get back to roots (photography) real soon!
This week’s episode was really fun to make. After our quarter year break, we tried to think of the best way to come back with a punch and everyone loves Star Wars… well they should! Regardless I almost wish that every week could be Star Wars based, alas we’ll have to come up with some other ideas soon. Enjoy!
So we finally got our hands on our very own Nikon D7000 a couple of days ago. We really love. It’s kind of like Thomas the Tank Engine, it just has everything it seems. It’s the first time I’ve held such a small SLR that felt like it had such a punch to it. Anyway we put most of our opinions into this video review so please have a look and learn about the D7000.
I definitely recommend this little guy for anyone looking to upgrade from an older camera. It’s not quite at the pro level but I can certainly say that is as close as we’ve ever seen from a prosumer camera, and the video mode is a force to be wreckin’ with as well.
I was surfing the interwebs when I came across this website for cool photography toys. I think who ever created this site, (I believe possible someone named Jen) is a genius! I think a bunch of these little doo dads are brilliant ideas and I’m pretty sure I’ll succumb and order something real soon.
If you’re looking for some fun gift ideas for your favourite photographer type person, this is a great place to start. I just thought I’d share this little page that’s certainly made my day a bit more fun.