Pavel Ythjall picks up my 7D and goes to town!

I met Pavel Ythjall through my great friend Daniel Saxlid (also an eminent sound designer, recently nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge Award, congrats Daniel!) Pavel has made a name for himself in stills but as worlds are merging and he has a DP background, he’s doing more and more motion work on his still shoots. He was looking for a 7D for an upcoming shoot and when he realized I had one with PL mount and CP.2‘s to go with it, he jumped at the chance to try it out.

One of many great pics from Pavel

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Henry Cejudo: Quest For Gold

“Henry Cejudo, at the age of 21, achieved his dream and made history by becoming the youngest American gold medalist in the history of U.S. wrestling. Henry’s inspiring journey from childhood adversity to the 2008 Beijing Olympics shows what the human spirit is capable of when passion and perseverance are at the soul’s foundation. His story has rekindled the national ethos of the United States; a place where freedom includes a promise of opportunities for a better and fuller life, a promise of the American Dream.”

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Loan Stars

Ex-cons, high risk loans, repos and chaos. Those are the building blocks of this real life doc series about a one of a kind car lot that specializes in second chances, where ex-con Wayne Harriman calls the shots.

I exec produced with Picture Lab Entertainment and also shot some segments. The show has a great cast of characters and it’s well worth watching for that alone.

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Alien Robot Invasion

Alright, obviously not a robot, probably not even passable as an invading force in an Ed Wood flick, but actually the Pick ‘N’ Pluck foam from my new CamDolly case.

So far everything about my new CamDolly has been great, except for one thing… it didn’t come with a case! It simply arrived in cardboard boxes from Tube Tape and once it was open all I had to move it around was a couple of old suitcases. Not very practical.

I know Met Hrovat over at CamDolly is working on a solution, but I have a show coming up where I’m hoping to use the dolly so I couldn’t wait. I decided to go at it DIY style…

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No Smoking please! A PS-CAM X35 byproduct

This is a pretty funny draft for a non smoking commercial, shot as part of the PS-CAM X35 camera test we shot a while back. God only knows why all these people agree to all this abuse!

Here’s a description from Nate Adams on Vimeo:

“This piece was a fantastic byproduct of my high speed shoot with the P+S Technik PS-CAM X35 prototype camera. I shot the slo-mo punch on a green screen with the idea it would be a funny no smoking piece… Continue reading

Nowhere to hide at 450 frames per second

A few weeks ago I got to shoot with a pretty cool new toy, the P+S Technik PS-CAM X35. Alright, not a very catchy name but a pretty fun tool nonetheless. It’s a super 35mm sensor camera that shoots anywhere from 1-450fps.

450? Is that enough? The Phantom and The Weisscam shoot thousands of frames per second! Well, if you need to see a bullet leaving the muzzle of a gun, maybe the X35 isn’t fast enough. But I would say that for 99.9% of most high speed uses it’s more than fast enough. Check out this clip as a sample:

****** WARNING!! Footage contains violence and is not suitable for children!! ******

Footage excerpts are from the short film “Bad Ass Bikers” from Nate Adams on Vimeo.

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