“Snake-oil for the lovelorn” is the performance peice-play currently opening at the q-Staff Theatre, and it’s interesting, to say the least. they look they have fun, people go see it and have a good time — what does it hurt?
on production, very dark inside, and i think it turned out relatively well considering. still not good video light (we do have a crappy LCD one i ordered—at least it was cheap).i’m kind of hesitant for a video light anyway. i mean, it will be necessary for sure, but i don’t even like using flash. i think it can be intrusive in certain situations, and you lose some of ‘reality’ in the photos. mostly, it’s an aesthetic choice, because i’ve seen some GREAT photojournalism done with a flash, although those were only so good because the flash wasn’t even really discernible.
and good video lights aren’t cheap (if anybody knows of one, give me a holla: email@example.com)
Wow. anatomy lessons in the mall. no comment.
these guys are trying to do their part to help with big problems (global-warming, oil shortages, etc.), and it actually seems like it can be effective. especially if they are getting people to ride their bikes. i know for me, at least, a flat tire or other small problem can be all the excuse i need to drive instead of ride my bike.
i didn’t even know there was an Italian Film Festival in Albuquerque. in my defense, it is only the second year for it. today’s movie wrapped up the event—and what a way to do it! a SIX HOUR LONG MOVIE. actually, if i wasn’t working, it sounds kind of cool. i don’t know how much the tickets were, but they included a intermission lunch at Scalos. haven’t eaten there for awhile (if ever
everyone was very nice about talking with me, and it was for a good cause (UNMH Children’s Hospital).
the production worked out well, more or less. had a variety of shots. it’s just a pain in the ass syncing audio, since we still don’t have the damn proprietary mic input for the Sony camera. the option, horribly muddled audio, isn’t really an option though.
this guy was a great help. he fixed my flat earlier, and it’s cheap for students.
the video ended up okay. there were a lot of viewers, probably all bike-people. they seem to be a tight bunch.
People were not happy at the voting precinct i went to. can’t blame them, though. it was a mess, and the people in charge were not prepared for the they got. That’s a good thing probably, since it means more people are interested in politics than was previously expected.
shame on me—no good video light yet, so the outside interviews were REALLY dark and crappy. i recently got the okay from Jim (DL business mgr) to order some stuff we need, and video light will be among that (plus a new camera, that actually takes eternal mic input!)
As if that it’s possible to cover the whole issue in 2 minutes — or for that matter, any issue. I guess that’s why I like still-photos. You don’t need to cover every facet of an issue, like is sometimes expected in video for some reason. With stills, you just need to make one frame, encapsulating the event, a defining moment, a substantial emotion from an issue and so on. Maybe the best thing we can do with video is NOT treat it like TV, but to bring the same attitudes from still photography to it, like the importance of personal experience, the using of one moment to elaborate on many more…ok done rambling.
SO, this video was fun to make. My ideal project is one utilizing stills for the above uses, and video mixed in for interviews, or other video-ee moments. Using the structure of an audio slideshow, I think you can express much more in a shorter amount of time than video because of the use of good photography. Well, there’s some decent photos mixed in this video, and i think it goes far to add a sense of atmosphere and rhythm. I guess that’s kind of like the idea of “montage” (old-school) in film.
Well this is the first part of the series on the NM Dem. Caucus we’re doing. Interesting stuff, but I wish there was more time to work on projects. As it is, I kind of have a flexible schedule going, as far as deadlines and so forth, as long as the video’s up before morning. woohoo. Sunrises galore.
As I get faster at production though (in theory), I’ll have more time to work on interviews and shooting and stuff.
Sebastian Pais Iriart, interviewed here, is an interesting guy. I first shot him doing a capoeira demo for a foreign language day thing. Then I say him at a protest, dressed up in an orange jumpsuit and mask (i’ll try to find the photo, but it didn’t run anywhere), giving an interview for Univisìon. Then he was ASUNM president for awhile. Busy guy.
This was the first video I’ve done as multimedia editor at the NM Daily Lobo. Well, it has some interesting people, but I obviously have some way to go with production. I think I need to pay more attention to inconsistencies in the dialog, or more likely, what’s edited together.
Oh well. It was fun, and everybody was very nice and cooperative. But it will be more of a challenge to get people on video than still-photos — it’s just much more TV-like than how I’m used to working.