Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: AJA, Anton/Bauer, Manfrotto, video production | Tags: advertising photographer, Anton Bauer, corporate photographer. Redrock Micro matte box, Death Valley, editorial photography, Ki Pro Mini, Lee White Photography, Los Angeles photographer, Orange County photographer, Panasonic HMC40, Redrock Micro circular pola., Redrock Micro matte box | No Comments »
Getting away from my duties as advertising and editorial photographer in Los Angeles, I spend a long weekend in Death Valley on a Photo Camping trip for Santa Monica College with 80 plus students. I spent the first day scouting locations as it has been awhile since I was last there shooting a series on skeleton images for my stock files.
Skeleton Death Valley by Lee White
This time I shot video as well as still images as I now do for most of my assignments. I had the chanced to fire up the Ki Pro Mini and Panasonic camera powered by the Anton Bauer Dionic 90 battery. I could have also powered an on-broad monitor like the Manhattan HD5 LCD monitor by splitting the feeds from the Anton Bauer. The nice thing about powering everything with the Anton Bauer Dionic 90 is I only have to keep track of one battery and it tells me the amount of power I have left on an easy to read scale on the side of the battery. It’s a real bummer to be dealing with three different sets of batteries.
Anton Bauer Dionic 90, Ki Pro Mini, Panasonic HMC40 supported by Redrock Micro and Manfrotto Photo/video head and MPRO 536 tripod in Death Valley
The Ki Pro Mini allowed me to record into PRORES right from the camera so no transcoding was needed to start editing. I could unmount the CF card from the KI Pro Mini and bring the files right into any NLE for editing.
To hold everything I used Redrock Micro gear including their matte box with their 4.5 X6 Circular Pola filter to bring out the colors in the sky and ground. I lucked out by getting to the outlook to the valley just a day after a good rain so the colors were still brilliant. The problem with Death Valley is how dry the conditions are which often hide the mineral rich landscape under a layer of dust. There were also some clouds left over from the recent storm that cleared completely out by the early afternoon. The skies are also often clear of clouds and somewhat filled with dust from wind and the many visitors. I suggest waiting until a spring or fall storm if you can when visiting the valley.
I did get to use my favorite fluid head from Manfrotto their new photo/video head. It is the smoothest lightweight head I have used and it has the added bonus of multiple vertical positions as well as horizontal. You can get more information on all the equipment at www.antonbauer.com, www.aja.com, www.redrockmicro.com and www.manfrotto.com. Music from Smartsound a www.smartsound.com.
Posted: September 13th, 2011 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: AJA, Anton/Bauer, Apple, Beachtek, Chimera, Final Cut Studio, G-Technology, Indislider, IndisliderPro, K-tek, Manfrotto, ManhattanLCD, Panasonic, Red Giant Software, Redrock Micro, Sennheiser, SmartSound, Zeiss | No Comments »
Secrets of video for photographers Friday seminar in New Jersey is more timely than ever for you if you want to have the skills most in demand today. Saturday workshop info below.
Learn how to make videos that people want to watch. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, learn the techniques that every photographer shooting video should know even if you never take your camera off automatic. Translate your photographic knowledge in to cinematic genius. What equipment do you need and when do you need it. Come and get inspired as well as educated.
The Friday evening seminar will include:
– Visual storytelling
– Basics of camera, sound and lighting techniques
– The latest in video equipment and software for video suitable for photographers getting into video.
– How photographers can apply their present skills to video
– How professional photographers can create new revenue streams
Sept 16, 2011 6 – 8pm
Unique Photo SuperStore
123 US Hwy 46 (West)
Fairfield, NJ 07004
For more information or to register go to http://university.uniquephoto.com/e/index.php/classes/lee-white-seminar-html.html
Sponsors: Panasonic, AJA, Apple, Manfrotto, Zeiss, Sennheiser, Smartsound, Redrock Micro, ManhattanLCD, Beachtek, Indisystems, Chimera, G-Technology, AntonBauer, Red Giant Software, Hoodman, and K-Tek
Secrets of video for photographers workshop in Atlanta on Saturday gives you a quick and thorough education in the tools and techniques every photographer should have when doing video.
Whether you are a beginning, advanced or professional photographer, you can advance your visual storytelling with video in exciting new ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to hit the ground running in your adventure into video.
Come join Lee White, professional photographer/videographer and college instructor as he guides you through the tools and techniques needed to help you make video without pulling your hair out. Avoid the common mistakes that ruin most novice videography. Learn what camera settings on your HDSLR for video mean and how best to set your camera for different situations. Find out how to do good audio recordings. See what video gear can help you make better videos. Find out what is involved with editing your video, adding music and getting it out for others to enjoy.
The Saturday workshop will include:
– Hands-on experience with camera, lighting and sound equipment
– A chance to direct and shoot talent and a table-top situation
– The importance of workflow including recording formats and camera settings
– How to edit video and output
– How photographers can market their new skill-set
August 27, 2011 9:30am – 4:30pm
Unique Photo SuperStore
123 US Hwy 46 (West)
Fairfield, NJ 07004
For more information or to register go to http://university.uniquephoto.com/e/index.php/classes/secrets-of-video-for-photographers-workshop-with-lee-white.html
Sponsors Panasonic, AJA, Apple, Manfrotto, Zeiss, Sennheiser, Smartsound, Redrock Micro, ManhattanLCD, Beachtek, Indisystems, Chimera, G-Technology, AntonBauer, Red Giant Software, Hoodman, and K-Tek.
Posted: June 21st, 2011 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: AJA, Anton/Bauer, Casio, Chimera, Manfrotto, ManhattanLCD, Panasonic, photo lighting, video, video production | Tags: AJA Ki Pro Mini, chimera lighbank, Manfrotto 504HD fluid head, Panasonic HMC-40, video instruction photographers, video Portland Oregon | No Comments »
Newspace Center of Photography was the perfect setting for my Friday evening Secrets of Video for Photographers seminar. We set up in the newly constructed main gallery surrounded by photography by local photographers. There were an interesting variety of photographers from advertising, editorial, commercial, corporate, architectural, wedding and portraiture that attended my presentations. Today’s photographers realize the need to get into video from the many requests they get from clients.
Saturday’s workshop was a combination of studio owners and some employees from Pro Photo Supply. The photographers were either getting into shooting video or sharpening their video skills by being introduced to new video techniques/products and their uses. The Pro Photo Supply employees both helped out with support and educated themselves on how to better advise customers on the products available to make shooting video easier.
Lee White talking about video to photographers in Portland, OR by ©Daven Mathies