Braden Storrs: Photo | Video

Introducing PORTRAIT.

A new short film series where I will take you into the world around us. Together we can explore the beauties of nature, the rhythm of cities, and the boundless inspiration life offers. Come with us for each episode and give yourself a chance to reflect, relax, and to dream once more.

In this 1st Episode I explore the Boise river in the Eagle, ID area.

Canon 60D, T2i

24-105mm L f/4 EF, 50mm f/1.4 EF, 10-22mm EF-S 

Final Cut Pro X

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Editor and DP Demo Reel 2011-12

Braden Storrs

Editor, DP

bradenstorrsphotography@gmail.com

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

[FRAMED] Finale! Ian Ruhter Photography- Silver and Light: Follow Your Passion

THE SEASON FINALE IS ON!

Today we bring you the awesome story of a man who is living and breathing his passion. Ian Ruhter gave up everything he had to find his voice. And the outcome? He created the world’s largest Wet Plate Collodion Cam

era to tell the stories of those that inspire him. The camera is so large in fact it fills his whole truck! 

This episode is for more then just photographers, it is a call to everyone to follow your passion!

Ian Ruhter Photography, your work is inspirational!

Jump on a flight with us and be inspired here:http://bit.ly/OVxlsY

I had the pleasure of editing this last episode of Season 3, of the [Framed] Show!

[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 .

[FRAMED] Pratik Naik: High End Photo Retouching

Here is high end Photo Retoucher Pratik Naik's [Framed] Show episode. In just the few days since the episode aired his awesome retouching skills have been viewed around the world and he has had many requests to teach seminars worldwide! He is a great artist and great guy. I’m glad I was able to edit this episode for him. Check it out!

Episode 4 of the [Framed] Show!

I posted a screenshot of my Final Cut Pro X project timeline a couple weeks ago and I had a lot of requests for the final video. So here it is! The video is now live on our [F] Network for photographers. It is Episode 4 of [Framed] for Season 3. With [Framed] we go, interview a photographer(s), learn about them, where they came from, their approach to their art, business, etc. We also go through a photo shoot with them. The [Framed] episodes can range from education to inspiration. We also have three other shows, Film, Photo Pro, and Lit Up.

An Evening With Jenika’s Lens Photography:

When two creative minds come together you know something good is coming and well, it’s here! My wife and I spent an evening with Jenika’s Lens Photography for a maternity session and from that came some gorgeous photos and my newest Braden Storrs: Photo|Video video, check it out!

Shot on the Canon 60D

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS, Canon 24-105L IS USM 

Edited in Final Cut Pro X

There are very few moments so special, so precious as when a child enters the world. For the parents it means a whole new life full of challenges but great rewards. The child is completely innocent and helpless as it enters our world, dependent on its parents for every need. There is a connection between parent and child that a camera cannot capture fully.

More photos from the day can be viewed here: facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.386868761324970.97372.212663068745541&type=1

I wasn’t planning on making a video going into that day, it just happened. I’m glad I did and so are they.

Filmed with Canon 60D - Canon 50mm f/1.8

Photos shot with Canon 60D and 35mm Nikon F3HP - 50mm Nikkor f/1.4 Ai-s

Edited in Adobe Lightroom 3 and Final Cut Pro X.

Music (Per their Request): 

1. Annie Lennox - Into The West
2. The Rose
3. Disney- Baby Mine
4. Stock music

Re-Envision: Video 

I’m very pleased to debut my new logo and video intro squence.  This came about after a lot of brain storming and some very needed help and design tips from my brother Tyler. Thanks for your help Bro!   

[FRAMED] Episode 4: Tanja Lippert Wedding Photography

One of my favorite episodes that I edited together from last season of the [Framed] Show! It’s a fun one. That photographer/makeup team is awesome. We bring you [Framed] from MediaPoint Studios (formerly B Roll Production Company). I mainly work as an video editor there. Check it!!

Behind the scenes of today’s Video Shoot with Anna and Jenika of Jenika’s Lens Photography. She’s good, I’ll tell ya what!

So when I heard about the Lunar Eclipse that would happen last saturday morning I had to capture it! I set up my camera and got these time lapsed photos. Hope you enjoy! Braden Storrs Creative: Photo and Video presents, Time Lapse: Total Lunar Eclipse December 10th, 2011.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Click on the link for the HD Version!

PORTRAIT Episode 2!!

Settled at the base of the foothills leading into the Boise mountain range the Idaho Botanical Garden offers a vast expanse of pathways navigating beautiful flower gardens and other plant life. But as the cold advances on the Treasure Valley and the holidays come around, the gardens of life become gardens of light. Christmas Lights! 

I had the pleasure the shoot and edit this one with MediaPoint Studios!