Braden Storrs: Photo | Video

Amanda and Mathew

From my New “On a Roll” Series: Karen Marie

I’ve decided to start an all film series of shoots. Here’s the first one!

Photography: Braden Storrs: Photo | Video
Model: Karen Marie
Assistant: Nena Earl Photography
Wardrobe: Fashion Kellie
Mamiya 645 1000s
80mm 2.8
Kodak Ektar 100

Erin and Phil: Friends Forever!

Eyes closed, nurturing illusion, fear, and regrets. Now opened, seeing truth, hope, the future. Mamiya 645J Sekor C 80mm f/2.8Fuji Acros 100 
Are You looking for me? 
This is Melissa Niu, the host of the [FRAMED] Show. She’s agruably done more for the photographic community then anyone in recent history. If you haven’t seen [FRAMED] Network then you are sure missing out. It is the best Photography resource out there for learning and being inspired to shoot! Check it out: http://framednetwork.com/

Are You looking for me? 

This is Melissa Niu, the host of the [FRAMED] Show. She’s agruably done more for the photographic community then anyone in recent history. If you haven’t seen [FRAMED] Network then you are sure missing out. It is the best Photography resource out there for learning and being inspired to shoot! Check it out: http://framednetwork.com/

The Lunch
My Lunch from the other day brought to you by Me, my Nikon Nikkormat FT3, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, and Fuji Superia400.

The Nikolaroid

So I ordered a Polaroid proof back for my Nikon F3HP a while back but haven’t had a chance to throw it on and use it. I finally convinced myself to commit to a pack of film and threw it on. Here’s the first shots I took with what I have dubbed as the “Nikolariod”! 

The image comes out the size of a 35mm negative but with the depth of film and contrast of the SLR lens. The tan smear is caused on purpose by me partly pulling out the film and leaving it for a bit, then pulling the rest of the way out. 

The setup is a Nikon F3HP with a Polariod back put on it. Check out the last photo to see it.

The Film is Fuji FP100c Pack Film.  


Krista and Cordell: Together Forever

Two best friends have taken each other by the hand and started in on an eternity long journey of love, learning, amd family. Congratulations Krista and Cordell!

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Footage: Grading Test 

As Blackmagic and John Brawley have kindly made RAW footage from the new Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera available for download I thought I would take it for a spin! Make sure and watch the before and after at the end.

To get the most latitude when grading this footage you need to use the Blackmagic Divinci Resolve Application, Photoshop, or something of that nature.

In this test though I thought I would give the footage more of a challenge and did all grading in Final Cut Pro X.

Workflow:

1.) Opened Final Cut Pro X and created a new Test Event and Project for the color test (Option+N, Command+N).

2.) Imported the DNG’s into the test Event.

3.) Put all the photos (as they come in as individual photos) into the timeline (Command+A then E to append) and set the duration for all of them to one frame (Command+A then Control+D then type in duration).

4.) Selected all photos for a particular shot and Command+G to make each shot a compound clip therefore separating each of the four shots out for editing as a video clip.

Steps one through four took about a minute to do.

5.) Corrected and colored the clips one step at a time as shown in the video. Including the use of Motionvfx.com’s mLooks 2 Color Correction Plugins in combination with Final Cut Pro X’s Color Board. I can’t tell you how much I love the Color and Shape masking abilities that are right there within the program!

6.) Exported 1080P.

Also notably, and amazingly, Final Cut Pro X played back the 2.5K footage un-rendered in the 1080P timeline no problem, even with all grades, color and shape masks, and titles applied. Put that on the list of things that make me smile as an editor.

(Tip: If you select a clip or clips and hold option+click and drag and then drop them, before letting go of option, it will duplicate the clips you have selected as well as their settings. I used this to move from one step to another in the video.)

In the end I was very impressed with how clean the footage was and I largely have had to work with DSLR footage. It’s a big difference. It held up incredibly well to grading directly in the application. It was very resistent to the normal color noise and artifacting you see when grading DSLR footage. There is some noise in the final low light shot but it is mostly luminance, not color noise. That I can deal with.

For more info check out the links below:

The Final Cut Pro X Editor: http://thefcpxeditor.tumblr.com/

Final Cut Pro X NLE: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera/

John Brawley: http://johnbrawley.wordpress.com/

Motion VFX: http://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs.html

Jake + Mallory = Adventure

In less then two weeks these two awesome people will be married and off onto a journey of a lifetime.  

They’ve know each other forever though. Mallory was Jake’s “best friend’s sister”. Jake was back visiting and they went on an impromptu date. Mallory wasn’t sure about him though and made sure she had her gun stashed in her purse, just in case… She’s just that kind of awesome. But, as it turns out, he’s an alright kind of guy, so she kept him around ;)  

Congratulations Jake and Mallory!

[FRAMED] The Brother Wright: Film and Experimental Portraiture 

Here is Episode 5 of the [Framed] Show's Season 3 on the [F] Network!! I have the pleasure of editing [FRAMED] this season with MediaPoint Studios. These twin brothers are experimental film photographers, they’re really talented, and are a lot of fun, I hope you enjoy it! Be on the lookout for our three awesome Film Show hosts, Tanya, Tia, and Ryan @ryanmuirhead .

Sneak Peak number two from my latest engagement session with the very fun future Mr. and Mrs. Linderman!
Jake and Mallory…. and the Farm. 
Sneak Peak from tonight’s Engagement Session! More to come!
So I did my first test of the “Brenizer Method”. This was just for fun but the initial results look pretty cool. This was actually 57 photos combined into one.