Using a DSLR, specifically the 5D Mark II, was essential in creating this piece for The New York Times Magazine on bounce music in New Orleans. The light in these clubs was low, often just a single bulb or a blacklight. A traditional camera would have never been able to pick up enough light to show what was happening.(more...)
For the Toxic Waters: From Air to Water Waste piece I worked on I decided to use the Canon 5D Mark II again. The camera just produces beautiful images for video and I had the time on this piece to deal with the transcoding and audio sync routine since I knew the piece would run later in the Toxic Waters series(more...)
For the Michael Jackson Memorial piece I worked on, we decided before I left for L.A. that we would use the Canon 5D Mark II to try and push the look of the piece, and to try something new. The first thing I did, is call up a freelancer, Patrick Burke, to run sound. Patrick used to be an AC (Assistant Camera) in L.A. so he came with all the right tools, including a film slate that we used to sync audio from a Marantz...
The Thirst in the Mojave piece is my attempt at making video interactive and contextualizing its content. Video on the web is great but it lacks many web-centric features or enhancements.
The advantage of web video over traditional video has typically revolved around the ability to share with friends and time-shift watching content. Thirst in the Mojave tries to bring a little more web mentality to video but still utilize the linear narrative strengths...
How I spent the 4th of July this year.