In late 2011 I made a short, The Crane Life. It was an example of what could be created from four small time lapse sequences, shot in pairs, during one visit to a job site. Lots of promise for what was to be an ongoing series documenting a construction project in Manhattan. In theory we would see the building rise before our eyes, in reality the building has risen but the project stalled. Only a few site visits were made, mixing a bit of stills, live action video, and time lapse.
This work was shot in 2011 and 2012 using Canon 1Ds Mark III’s and a Canon 1D Mark IV. The former for time lapse stills, the latter for both time lapse stills and video.
Job Site builds on The Crane Life, adding some of the live action footage shot before it (during the excavation of the foundation) and time lapse footage shot just after it.
When we moved in, just over the seventeen years ago, the driveway was a mess. Roots from tall spruce trees had lifted it up, sections had hidden layers of brick going back to (?), and other areas had the world’s ugliest aggregate concrete. But… the road in front was scheduled for rebuilding and it didn’t make sense to re-pave the driveway until that was done. Then we had two kids and with childcare bills it didn’t make sense to repave it.
Now, seventeen years later, it finally made sense. The road in front is being rebuilt and everyone’s driveways were torn up for at least the first fifteen feet.
We also lost two of the tall spruces up front by the road due to a fire caused during the road construction (long story) – that freed up another parking option for the driveway.
So, now was the time. Bix was one of the first to take it for a spin.
Hot off the press, The Fordham Law Experience is a companion piece to The Fordham Law Difference which I finished late last year.
The Fordham Law Experience:
The Fordham Law Difference:
The Fordham Law Difference currently has over 50,000 views on Fordham Law’s web site.
El El Frijoles, the documentary I premiered last week, is starting to garner a lot of love.
Planet5d selected El El Frijoles as the film for the re-launch of their VideoLog. The VideoLog went live yesterday and the direct link to El El Frijoles on the VideoLog is here – you can rate the videos. So, feel free to pop over and give El El some stars.
Planet5d was founded by Mitch Aunger, aka planetMitch, in 2008, and has quickly grown to become one of the most active resources on the web for filmmaking news, information, and discussion. My film, Maine Shimmer, was featured on Planet5d last June.
Canon just announced a long awaited firmware update for the Cinema EOS C300 coming this October. It will not add 1920 x 1080 60p but it will add Push Auto Iris, One-shot AF (both seen in the new C100) and “Shifting Display Location during Magnified Focus Assist.” Put another way, you’ll be able to move the focus area to any position within the display when you magnify the frame to focus.
Very excited about the last item, it will make the C300 behave much like a dslr when it comes to checking focus. I rarely have my subject smack dab in the center of the frame…
But October, really (?!)
Full Canon Press Release.
Update – corrected the release date. Hopefully it’s a typo on Canon’s part. Eight more months to get a firmware update.
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