16
Nov 10

Charles & Rachel – Coolest Wedding Video Ever!

If you didn’t know there is a stigma attached to documenting weddings.  Especially if you’re a scene photographer or videographer capturing the coolest of the cool in the downtown clubs and Brooklyn Lofts. As wedding videos go, it’s document at your own risk. If you’re not careful you might just get your hipster pass revoked.  As a result the best tend to only shoot weddings for friends and the occasional client. After which they are discreetly passed to the client in some digital back alley in the hopes that it disappears into digital anonymity.  Some however like the recent Dj Sanchez wedding posted on Lastnightsparty go against contemporary wisdom and put it all out there.  It should be mentioned that it was posted with a disclaimer “Even DJ’s get married” as if to highlight the reason for this particular exception. The fact is when you break it down in terms of the elements of storytelling there are few things more rewarding than documenting a wedding.  Great locations, dramatic costumes, family drama, and intense love.  And the clients tend to be less critical than corporate clients granted you capture a few key moments.

Sounds like all we need is someone who is willing to embrace the Wedding video and make it theirs.  Well someone did.  Today I came across a wedding video from A.G. Garza that was quite good.   A.G. specializes in the wedding video and I say good for him.  I posted one of his videos below.  Cool edits, terrific framing and I love the dolly shots even if they are a bit overdone (I am sure his clients had no complaints).  All in all I have never seen such a high level of production value in a wedding video.

Enjoy
TreVZ


15
Nov 10

Fotoweek DC – “The Medium of Our Time”

Photography is described by many as the medium of our time.  It’s hard to disagree with that statement. Check out this CNN video that discusses the emerging popularity of photography as an art form shot during Fotoweek DC.

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TreVZ


13
Nov 10

TINY FEATURE SATURDAYS – Skateistan:To Live and Skate in Kabul

So I decided to start a new series called TINY FEATURE SATURDAY’S.  These will consists of viral videos that are 5 minutes or longer.  I think that the inability for many of us to view anything on the web longer than 2 minutes is strongly correlated to our busy weekday schedules. The weekends on the other hand have given birth to Saturday morning cartoons, brunches, antique shopping and many other laid back activities, and starting today we can add Tiny Feature Saturday’s to that list.

The first video in this series is a documentary called Skateistan.  It is directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel and follows a group of skater kids in Afghanistan who find a bit of solace in the bleak backdrop of war.

Enjoy
TreVz


11
Nov 10

Photo Nerd Alert! – Leica S System/Photo Plus East

I was recently asked to document a demonstration of the Leica S Systems at Production Central Daylight Studios for Photo Plus East 2010.  Ever since I switched from my Panasonic DVX camcorder (With a Leica Lens) to my DSLR camera I have become a bit of a photography nerd myself.  I got to meet and interview some pretty smart folks in the field including renowned photographer Chiun-Kai Shih.  I learned allot talking to these folks and will post a couple of those interviews in the upcoming days.  For now here is a general overview of the days events posted by the good folks at Leica.

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TreVz


11
Nov 10

Joe Grass – Without Your Oar to Row

Here is a really simple and sweet melody called “Without Your Oar to Row” from the musician Joe Grass.  It was filmed by Derrick Belcham for the Take Away Show series on the blogotheque website.  The folks at blogotheque are really good at working with filmmakers who can enhance a beautiful musical moment without being intrusive.

Enjoy
TreVz


08
Nov 10

2010 NYC Marathon – My Photo/Video Recap

Watching the NYC marathon on TV has been something I have been doing all my life. This Sunday it suddenly occurred to me that for the past 5 years I only live a couple of blocks away from the Williamsburg part of the course. I grabbed my camera and thought I would check it out in person for the first time. The footage I got was pretty random with no real narrative so I decided to edit it with a monologue about Marathons by Craig Ferguson. I also posted some photos below.

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TreVz



05
Nov 10

TimeScapes – Rapture

Here is a cool trailer for an upcoming film by Tom Lowe called TimeScapes – A Modern Portrait of the American Southwest.  It may seem like a one-trick pony sort of thing, but oh how that one note is played so brilliantly in this trailer. The visuals are nothing short of breadth-taking.

Enjoy
TrevZ


04
Nov 10

INFLUENCERS – A Short Film/Quotes

This short documentary series Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson examines how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.  According to their website

“Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.

Enjoy the film as well as the “Think Different” inspired images posted below.


03
Nov 10

Cassius, I Love U SO – Video/iPhone Ap.

The Ed Banger creative team has done it again. Check out this really cool video by CASSIUS for the song “I <3 U SO”  that uses an interactive iPhone application to create 8 mouths that you can place in front of yours.  For more info log onto Ed Banger Records.

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