A small collection of spontaneous portraits I have shot over the years with a variety of cameras. From the Olympus TG4, RX100, Canon 5DIII, to the Sony A6500 and A7RII. Using crazy lenses like the Nikkor 55mm F1.2, Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro or just your basic 70-200mm...
Sunset Surf in August
Sunset and surf: a small series of pictures shot in August with the A6500, metabones IV adapter and the canon...
Black and White Wildlife
Black and White wildlife and landscape...
Storming the Dutch coast: Wind Surf
It can get a little crazy here down the coast when the storm hits. Most people hide, but it also brings out the wind and kite surfers. The moment you see the windsurfers out in force you know the wind is going to blow hard! Shot with the A7RII, Metabones IV adapter and the Canon 100-400, shot at Scheveningen south beach during and after big storms.
Cloudy with a chance of 4K: Black Magic Production Camera
Today was a full 4K day, given the circumstances, I probably should start the day now with a Special K breakfast just to get in the mood. Packed two V-mount batteries, an S160 and S90 (160 and 90Wh 14.4V), a bunch of Canon L glass: the 70-200, the 100-400 and 16-35. Two Tiffen variable nd’s: an 82 for the 16-23 and the 77 for the other two lenses. Left the Zacuto half cage at home because it flexes too much and just took the Axis EVF mount. This can be used with the NATO rail on top of the Black Magic Production Camera (BMPC). Got a 90 degree angled BNC connector for the BMPC SDI out so it doesn’t poke me in the face whenever I go ENGangnam style with the recoil. As a bit of a joke and because I don’t like the hard coax cables I put an old yellow plugged video cable between the BMPC and the Alphatron EVF. Seems to work fine and the thin cable is nice and flexible, which is good.
4K is the new Black
If you have ever build your own computer you what it’s like: buy a lot of parts, drop them in a box and in the end you have a workstation. The Blackmagic Production camera feels a bit like buying a motherboard in a box, it has a sensor, interface screen and a recorder sandwiched in between. To turn it into an actual camera you need to go all Meccano on its ass and bring your own everything else.
The story behind finding a story: Philip Bloom in Brussels
It sounds like a good idea: Go to Brussels for a weekend, meet like minded people, talk about film making. And because it is Brussels this will include nice food and and a lovely city. Haroun from Filmmakers Corner had organised a workshop in Brussels with Philip Bloom.
Commander Hadfield does triple cool: First music video from space!
He posted some of the coolest tweets (@Cmdr_Hadfield) from the International Space station, recorded the first song in space, but today (May12 2013) he put up the first music video ever shot in space: a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” He tweeted: “With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.” You can only do one first...
Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge”
Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge” a funny commercial especially for Star Trek fans. It even has Leonard Nimoy sing his world famous Bilbo Baggins song! For the filmmakers: notice the lens flair, music and the style difference between the two cars. Tnx to @Gertkracht for the...
Shows you might enjoy
This is a list of TV Shows I think people will enjoy, it is old and new stuff and not really ranked by any other order then what I remember. Community Now for some zany clever comedy: community! It is well written, the ensemble cast is really funny together and it is as clever as the good old-fashioned Moonshining. They don’t mind breaking any “rules” and use whatever style, including claymation to spoof their own...
Iron Man III: Lethal Iron Weapon Man
Iron Man part 3, I enjoyed this one, really enjoyed it. Unlike part 2 it does not run away from itself. Because I went to see it completely uninformed, the end credits revealed why: Shane black directed it and was one of the writers. He is the guy who wrote the original screenplay for Lethal Weapon and had his excellent directorial debut with “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer. Even though James Bond was busy doing hard action while making puns, people credit Shane Black for the funny buddy genre.
VideoDrone and power
On April 23d I got my DJI Phantom and have been very busy making the surrounding parks unsafe for children and small pets. One of the issues you run into very quickly, especially when you feel the need to put a GoPro on for every flight, is the lack of power! Yes, when it comes to drone flying I start to feel powerless after about 10 minutes, unlike Superman, this is not a power you can get from the sun, it is in fact simply a matter...