#StaySkatin

↑ WATCH IN HD! A new camera test I shot/directed/produced with my friend Solomon Lang (@stayskatin, of Bustin Boards) and a few of his fellow Concrete Kings. I’ll have more on the production in an upcoming nofilmschool article, but this was basically just shot hanging out of a van with a demo Sony HXR-NX3D1U and a Steadicam Merlin.

This youtube render is a bit dark, but it looks great with some active shutters (a special pair of fancy 3D glasses). Stay tuned for the longer making of article on nofilmschool.com… and as always head over to free-3d-glasses.com if you need some 3D shades…

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3d tree video stills

Working on a little experimental 3D video, wanted to quickly post a couple early stills. Nothing crazy here, just some simple leaf/(low)light interaction. Need 3D glasses? Get your free shades here →

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MAX & CHARLIE short 3D demo

↑ Here’s a “short 3D demo” I recently made that highlights moments of the route my upcoming feature film MAX & CHARLIE will take through New York City. Quick disclaimer: this demo was made using a consumer-quality 3D camera (JVC GS-TD1) and in no way reflects the plot or eventual visual goal of MAX & CHARLIE. That said, it will give you a better idea that creating compelling (and unique) 3D is quickly becoming within the reach of a small guerrilla production. Please put on your 3D glasses and watch in the highest quality your computer and internet connection will allow…

Need 3D glasses? Visit free-3d-glasses.com and I’ll send you a free pair. Another disclaimer: I own the site. But real talk: there’s no hassle, no swindle, just free 3d shades. Sweet!

If this short demo whet your appetite, I strongly urge you two spend the twenty minutes watching this extended version. 3D is often more compelling with longer shots (that is, shots long enough to allow your eyes to focus and explore the visual planes), and there’s a lot of great stuff that might just blow your mind in this extended version. The same disclaimer as above applies (consumer camera, no plot, etc), though I’d additionally like to add that this is a mere “trim cut” and is thus somewhat rough around the edges. But I trust you’ll still enjoy the uniqueness and beauty.

Music is Clams Casino “All I Need” from his instrumental mixtape (unauthorized; sorry and thanks!). Google it and get it, it’s free and great.

And thanks again to Koo and B&H for hooking up the camera (and Steadicam Merlin). If you haven’t yet, peep nofilmschool.com; I’m positive you’ll find something rewarding (Koo is also my fellow co-creator of The West Side and 3rd Rail).

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MAX & CHARLIE long 3D demo

↑ This is a very rough anaglyph 3D demo for my upcoming feature film project. It’s a long one, no doubt, but I think there’s some beauty in it, so please try to stick with me as I spin around through the city. A shorter (though still rough!) demo is available here.

That said, I’m still in preproduction on the film itself (shooting begins September 2011) and none of this footage will be in the actual film. This was merely a day of shooting the general path of my storyline on a JVC GS-TD1 (sweet little camera, no doubt; review coming soon). And yeah, I was just trying some different filters/effects (nothing too crazy).

And yes, I know it drags at points and I spin too much and the convergence is definitely off at times. Please forgive these shortcomings: again, this is a very loose trim cut (I wasn’t going for polish) and it has basically no storyline. Maybe it could… let me know if you want the dailies and I’d love to see your edit. Seriously, just ask…

Music by Shlohmo (unauthorized; sorry and thanks!), verbatim from the beginning of his XLR8R Podcast. Go get it, it’s free and really really good. And thanks Henry, I hope to pay you real money soon. For those that don’t know, check out the wedidit crew, they’re doing gooood things: wediditcollective.com

And thanks Koo and B&H for hooking up the camera (and Steadicam Merlin). If you haven’t yet, peep nofilmschool.com; I’m positive you’ll find something rewarding (Koo is also my fellow co-creator of The West Side and 3rd Rail).

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My first raw day and night 3D footage with the JVC GS-TD1

Check out a couple quick/unedited/one-take day/night 3D demos using the JVC GS-TD1. The day clip is using a Streadicam Merlin; the night is with a traditional cradle) ↓



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3D leafcutter ants in Costa Rica

Quick little 3D video following some marching leafcutter ants in my Costa Rican front yard. Taken with a Fujifilm W3.

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