EDIT The Judges have voted for Filippo’s film and you lot have gone with Mat’s…just! It was a close thing. Filippos wins the Kessler Crane $500 voucher and I will find something of mine to give to Mat! Well done to everyone. I was SO impressed with the work done on these and I loved the winners. Congrats to everyone.
Although this is a competition and the winner is being chosen by 3 independent judges with results in about a week or so… I would love to know what you guys think of the films made of the biggest meet up yet. 200 odd people turned up in what could have been a wash out but turned out to be a lovely evening. Great people. Lots of colour. Perfect for some filming.
I have some personal faves that I won’t share. But I do have some gear I don’t want anymore and may well be giving it to the most popular vote. This is where I implore you act fairly. Let us see if we can do this without emailing your 1000 friends to vote for you, I would love to see a genuine poll fro, regular visitors to the site. Remember, cheat and karma will get ya! 😉
So in no particular order here they are:
UPDATED – new sound track due to copyright reasons.
[Cue A Clockwork Orange style voice over]
“Me and 200 Droogs had found ourselves in old London to get at Philip Bloom. So I decided to make an ultra-violent video with lots of the old in-out. Of course, there is none of the old in-out in my film because Vimeo won’t allow it, and there is not much of the old ultra-violence either. But it does have some pretty camera work if I don’t say so myself.
I shot on the old Panasonic Lumix GH1, Panasonic LA7200, firmware hack (AVCHD 44Mbit) and some lens by a company that makes photocopiers and printers.
Check the in-out of it on EOSHD.com and tales of other mischief with the old Philip Bloom eoshd.com/content/301
FOOTAGE is ungraded – straight out of camera (Dynamic B/W picture profile was used)
MUSIC is ‘Resource’ by Philip Glass from the sound track of Koyaanisqatsi
A last minute edit, been too busy…. I didn’t really had the time to talk to anyone at the meeting, too busy shooting away… not really! just shying and hiding behind the camera.
I never thought I would have so much fun in Piccadilly Circus. Shoot on 5D MII with TS-E 24mm. Edited on Aperture and FCP. Music on Logic Pro.
Many thanks to Ann Ferry for allowing me to remix her track Mind Manifestation which end up giving the name to the movie! http://www.myspace.com/annmademusic
Have a colorful day!
It was an honour to meet Philip Bloom. Many thanks for the help, valuable advice and useful info on the blog. I’m new to video and find your blog posts invaluable. Hope you ignore the trolls. Myself and I’m sure many others are grateful for your inspiring online presence.
August 14th 2010. Hundreds of photographers gather together. They are here to meet one man…
It was only the second day I had my 7D so I was still getting the hang of it – I also shot “Roz Goes to London” on the same day.
Graded in Apple Color. The music is ‘Bud on the Ledge’ by Alan Silvestri. Twitter me happy – @dunctk
A visit of London and the London meetup with Philip Bloom.
Shot entirely on a Canon 7D.
Editing: Avid Media Composer 4.05
Grading & FX: Magic Bullet Looks
Music by: Dinosaur Jr – Flying Cloud (www.dinosaurjr.com/)
Blue State – Arion (www.bluestates.com/)
Shot on the 550d with the tripod plate at 90 degrees. Even though i have called it 9×16 i feel that is a little too long, frame size is 720×1024
There have been a few blogs that talk about the possible rise in ‘portrait’ (9×16) shooting due to the popularity of smart phones and ipads etc.
I decided to try it out at the Philip Bloom London Meet Up.
It was a fun day and great to talk to all the other DSLR filmmakers.
Music: The XX – VCR.
A great band from South West London
Download their music @ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/xx-bonus-track-version/id325808192
HDSLR meet up in Piccadilly Circus, London.
Shot on the Canon 550D/Rebel T2i at 24 fps using two Nikon AI lenses (50mm & 24mm).
We had such a great day – it was great hanging out with you all. Thanks again Philip!
I didnt know that this was a comp- so after a friend text me ( thanks Ali) i have as i should have done in the first instance Re-edited this a bit better and done a bit of sprucing…. Hope as many people enjoy it as seem to the other one:)
Feedaback as always is welcome. Mat:)
Cut in Final Cut Pro
Nail Polish in Color
Jewellery in Motion
Filmed on GoPro HD (great, cheap, little waterproof camera).
Picadilly Circus 14/08/2010.
A work in progress. Only had today to put something together as I’m going away tomorrow! Hopefully will give it the time it deserves when I come back.
Shot using the Canon 550D.
Shot this timelapse during The London Meet up at Piccadilly Circus London, 14 Augustus 2010.
I used Lightroom for the (minimal) colour correction.
Editing done on my good old white macbook with FCP.
The camera i used is an Canon EOS 550D with an Tokina 11 16 lens and an standard 18 55 lens for the tele shots.
The music is from Minus, from the free music archive.
Video footage from the Philip Bloom London DSLR meetup, August 14th 2010.
A fun evening out with lots of gear and Camera enthusiasts on show. Mostly shied away behind my camera o_O’ but did manage to chat with a few people
Shot on the Canon 550D/Rebel T2i with 50mm prime and 35-70mm zoom lens.
Graded in Magic Bullet (my first proper MB grade!)
Music : T-Rex “20th Century Boy”
Great, London’s Piccadilly Circus meet up. Lots of great characters. Not a lot of footage, to much chin wagging.
Thank you to all the nice people.
Sorry Nel 😉 – ‘The Umbrella Shaker’
Shot with the Canon 5Dmk2, using the detached lens method. As I have had many requests on methods here are the general guidelines.
You need to start with a non canon mount lens, like a nikon f-mount or M42.
If you try this with a canon mount you won’t be able to get the back focus right and not get infinity focus.
Once you have your non canon mount lens, M42 work the best as they don’t foul the camera body when you try and swivel the lens.
1/ Start by setting the camera to live view.
2/ Open the aperture fully on the lens and set the focus to infinity.
3/ Hold the camera body to your chest with your right hand.
4/ Pickup the lens with your left hand. (50mm or wider work the best).
5/ Still with the left, hand hold the lens tight up to the body of the camera with your thumb and index finger whilst pinching the middle finger of your left hand, causing the lens to rock on this pinch. (Note: How much middle finger to pinch depends on the amount to back focus the lens)
6/ Try and use your left hand palm to act as a hinge that allows the focus to be adjusted by changing the gap between the lens and the body.
7/ Change the shutter speed as desired.
8/ If your worried about dirt or dust getting on the sensor 1/ Don’t do it. 2/ Cut out some good optical quality polyester film like Melinex and fit it under the camera bodies lens mount, on top of the contact pins. Has to be good quality otherwise you will get blooming on highlights. You can also use ND filter film acting as a dust blocker and filter. (Filters on the rear of the lens are very forgiving).
• Don’t try and focus using the focus ring on the lens.
• Only change the focus ring slightly away from infinity to adjust the back focus that will cause you to decrease the gap between the lens and the camera, thus blocking extreme light from entering the camera (if needed).
• Have fun.
More examples of whacking:
Group Meet-up people in shot, quick links/jumps: (once film has loaded fully first)
• Nel – VillageBoi – 01:36 01:51 – His Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/villageboi
• Daniele Cuccia – 00:28 (holding camera) 01:37 – His Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/user2933015
• Tony Stark – 01:32 – His Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/user1153480
• Barry Best – 00:50 01:10 01:20 – His Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/user4526155
• Theo Shaw – 01:05 – His Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/user1300792
• TJ Jeffrey – 00:42 – Her Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/tjuk
• Simon Bevis – 00:33 – His Vimeo Films http://vimeo.com/simonjbevis
• Philip Bloom – His Vimeo Films http://www.vimeo.com/philipbloom
Send me a comment with your appearance time and I’ll put you on the list.
Music: Eros – Ludovico Einaudi