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East Side Night, Iowa State Fair

My Brother Merle, Iowa State Fair 2010

The first Friday night of the Iowa State Fair is the unofficial “East Side Night”. Every year it is a great chance to get together with friends that I grew up with. Many of these fine people I only run into here. I took quite a few pictures this year. Unfortunately they spiraled into the shitter by the end of the night thanks to too many beers.

I believe strongly in natural light and I rarely use a flash when I take pictures. It makes for more work when they are done but the results are worth it.

I took a lot of pictures of my brother this year and I posted my favorite one here.

THIS IS A LINK TO THIS YEARS PICTURES!

Final Edit 48 Hour Film

This is the final edit of our 48hour film.  Time to move on to another project.   We shot a few scenes this weekend to help clarify a couple of plot points.   I also used some music under the creative commons license.

Obviously, the original film is the one that got turned in.  This is just the edit that I wanted to do so that I felt the project was done.

This is the one to watch.  It is coherent, moody, and complete.

Mark

Cut Scene from our 48Hour submission

This scene was cut from our original submission.  It was fun to do, but the time constraints made it impossible to include.  This is RJ as the plumber and his grandchildren as the “kids”

We are working on  a final cut that will include this scene.

Our 48 Hour film.

Well, the 48 hour film festival is over.  I have been up for the last 40 hours straight and I am tired.    It was fantastic fun.  I assembled a wonderful team of people and am very proud of the work that we did.   I would love to make a feature film!  There are a few things I would do different, but not many.  I would mainly do the same things next year but be a little wiser. 

Our film Genre was Silent Movie so there could be no dialogue.  There could be music and sound effects.  I chose no sound effects.  (with the exception of a record screech and a video game coin sound)

Please leave a comment!

Mark

Silent Film – Our 48 Hour Film Project Genre

Well, after weeks of anticipation, we drew our Genre.  SILENT FILM.  It is definitely restricted by having NO DIALOGUE, it is not restricted in that it can be comedy, horror, drama etc.  We are busy putting together the most ridiculous seven minutes of film ever.

-Mark-

The prop is coins, the character is Carl or Carla Ross (A Plumber).  The required line of dialogue is “Who came up with that?”

Casting Day, 48hour film project.

Casting for the 48 hour film project was tonite.   These are photos that I captured.

Lightning, July 14, 2010

48 Hour Film Festival Hits Des Moines (and me)

Times are busy, busy, busy.   A good group of folks and myself have entered the 48 hour film contest in Des Moines.    Starting at 6:30 on Friday July 23 and running until 6:30 Sunday July 25, (48hours), our team, (and about 40 other teams in DSM) will write, shoot, and edit an 8-10 minute short film.  For the  next ten days we will be practicing writing, filming, lighting, and editing so that when the 23rd comes, we will be ready.  None of our practice stuff will make it into the film in any way, (that is the whole idea of everything happening in 48 hours).  However, these two clips are from a practice session last weekend.  ENJOY!

-Mark-

48 Hour Film Festival Hits Des Moines Practice Clip 2

To re-iterate, these are practice sessions for acting, and camera angles and sound.  We have no idea what our genre or film will end up being.

“Black Iowa Dirt” – William Elliott Whitmore

This is William Elliott Whitmore singing “Black Iowa Dirt” at the 80-35 music festival in Des Moines over the Fourth of July weekend.  I recorded the audio separately and added some video from the festival to round out the four and a half minutes of video that I shot from this song.   Here is a link to his site

Demolition at the Polk County Jail

They are demolishing the old Polk County Jail.  Fun to watch.  I am working on a long video of NYC, and Washington D.C. expect it soon.

Ukulele, Jim “Jimboni”

Friend of couchsurfing host, Indianapolis, Indiana.

NYC, Central Park

These people look like they belong in a United Colors of Benneton ad.  They were just hangin out in Central Park.    This is a straight clip, no editing or color correcting.  Straight from the camera, web-u-lated and then posted.

HDR Video Grays Lake

HDR for photography is fantastic.    With it you can get anything from a subtle enhancement of an already great photo to a hyped up surreal acid-trip version of the real world.   

Video is just moving photography.   I took the Grays lake video and changed it all to still photos in a directroy (45oo stills in fact) I then converted them to HDR in Mediachances’s software Dynamic Photo HDR.   I set up a batch to do the same thing to all 4500 pictures.  I then imported them back into my editing software and made them back into a movie.  I edited out some parts of the original video because it did not all take well to the process.  This post represents the effort.

My next step is to shoot a video from the beginning with the idea that I am going to make it HDR.   There are just some subjects and shooting styles that will work very well with this technique.

The music for this video is Mellissa Hyman’s “Let Me Keep You”.

-Mark-

Grays Lake Video

The music for the video is Justin Ewart’s  “In My Dream”.

-Mark-

HDR (Video) Second Trial

Ok, so I took a ten second video clip, exported it as 300 seperate images, made them all hdr in photoshop, and then imported them back into a video.  I will be doing more projects like this.

Mark

HDR (Video) First Attempt

This video was kind of funny anyway.  I used it to test a plan to make video into hdr video.  This was my first attempt!

Mark

Photos Photos Photos……..

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Somebody, New Orleans, LA, Mardi Gras,

Over the last several years I have taken A LOT of photos. I have made many albums, usually realated to a certain trip, time, city, or event. They have been scattered far and wide.  Today, I made it a project to collect all of these into one spot. Over to the right of my site there is now a link to photography collections. People in the pictures have come and gone, but all have been part of my life.

Putting them all in one place has really made me reflect on the last year of my life.  It has been a transforming experience and like every year of my life it has gone by very quickly.  I will say that it is the first year in over ten years that I felt like I got a years’ worth of life out of the year that it cost me.

Feel free to look around…..

Mark

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Zach’s Big Day

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Zachary Miner, High School Graduation, 2010

Zach’s high school graduation was last night. It was a wonderful event. Zach has had a very illustrious high school career and it was a proud moment to watch him graduate. He is in National Honor Society and has many extra-curricular activities. He is very smart, and more importantly, he really likes working hard and keeping busy. I am a little biased, obviously, but I think that Zach is the one to watch…… :)