Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baby Animals

With Ooh's and Ahh's galore this video clip collection celebrates a world of adorable animal babies. Fluffy chicks, cute cubs and playful pups have the power to melt even the most hard-hearted human. Yet just because they are cute doesn't mean they have life their own way. It takes a lot of determination, resourcefulness and even the odd helping hand to grow up in today's world!

On The Beach: Cape Of Good Hope

Lunch In South Africa

I'll have the Smoked Wild Game Platter!

Starting at 11:00 and going clockwise: Crocodile, Springbok, Warthog and Ostrich.

Cape Of Good Hope

We Did Some Shopping In South Africa

Hand Carved Wooden Bread Basket

Tribal Mask

Yes, I might give you nightmares.

Friday, September 23, 2011

This guy absolutely NAILS Freddie Mercury!


The City


This timelapse is about a year in the making. I started sometime in June of 2010 and finished it on August 19, 2011. It wasn't constant work of course, just working on it every now and then. I'd estimate I have invested anywhere between 250 and 300 hours on it. Most of this was time I spent walking, biking, or riding the bus to locations I was shooting. There are very few locations I used a car to get to. Total frame count is about 28,000 frames and 85 different shots. All the frames weren't used in the final product as I edited down the clips. You will notice that some of the shots were shaky. San Francisco is a very windy city and even my heavy tripod couldn't remain still. In hindsight I should have bought a different head. All photos were shot in JPEG and then some light editing in Lightroom. Compiled into .mov clips in Quicktime Pro and then all brought together in Final Cut Pro.

I started this project because there are so many people photographing the city that I wanted to capture it in a different way that most were not. Between the time I started and the time I finished, timelapses have become huge. It's amazing to see what fellow artists can make with even the most basic equipment.

Canon 5D and 5D Mark II
Canon 16-35mm L
Canon 70-200mm L IS
Canon 15mm Fisheye
Satechi TR-A Timer Remote Control
Slik Pro 700DX Tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 Tripod Head

Music is "Dayvan Cowboy" by Boards of Canada

More South African Animals

The Ostrich.

The Vervet Monkey.

Say hello to Lycaon pictus or Wild Dog.

It's Cheetah Time!

I count three of them!

Go ahead, get out of the truck.

Yes, I am lanky.

In And Around Cape Town