I’m loving the ease of use so far… site is at http://www.xmphotos.com/
below is an embed from the first gallery i uploaded there…looking forward to the simple interface, compared to writing your own site!
here’s a recent video from Farmington last Friday. i’m uploading right now from my mom’s rancho in the South Valley of ABQ (beautiful!). the video’s a bit long, but it’s actually two events in one.
i shot stills from the game for our sports section (i’ll post a few here later), and this video of the whole afternoon of the young’ns followed by the game (in Canon 5d Mark II, 640×480 compressed-video format). it was my first time shooting action (or anything major, really) with the 5D’s video mode, which is manual focus so a bit tricky…but it turned out fun. it’s awesome to have an SLR that can do that! i’m looking forward to shooting more video with the 5D in the future, and since most other events will be shorter, i can use the full 1920x1080p and have enough memory to handle it.
the Farmington Renaissance Faire was a fun assignment to get for my last day. i got to do video while Daily Times chief photog. Lindsay Pierce covered stills — a luxury allowed by our normally slow Sundays at the paper.
the juggler in the video is definitely a character. let me know what you think.
Farmington Renaissance from Xavier Mascareñas on Vimeo.
i was going to embed the video player here, but it was bogging down the page a bit too much. soooo, Please check it out here (found a site called Vimeo.com that lets you do much better quality than YouTube !)
Geraldine’s Pies from Xavier Mascareñas on Vimeo.
never had a chess pie before, but damn they’re good.
Alright, time to update the blog. Here’s some recent stuff, along with a video piece I did earlier this week. Hopefully the link works fine, until I can get my own Flash compressed copy (does Blogger support posting of SWF’s or FLV’s, without a player?).