Going viral... just a little

15-06-2018 Gopro Fusion

I wanted to have this camera for a while, and when I got assigned to a big video production for where I could use it, I ran to the store and bought it: the Gopro Fusion.

And what do you do when you have a new camera? Right, do some tryouts. The thing is: my first tryout was strapping it onto a quadcopter and fly it around in a local park. ShaggyFPV and ThomasFPV helped me out with some super sweet chasing action and the video was basically shot within an hour.

The stitching of all the footage took 1 night to render on my Macbook Pro, and also the editing (read: choosing the camera angles in post) took me about 2 nights. A "normal" edit would be done within an hour, so it's pretty intens.

Allthough I knew this could get some traction in the media because of the different angle, I wouldn't have thought it would be picked up this much attention. The famous Dutch video site Dumpert picked it up with a 134.943 views as I type this, VKMag, another big platform, also picked it up. Now it's going overseas and it got featured in a American show called "Right This Minute". Checkout the item below.

Strange and funny how things can go. You put hours and hours into shooting and editing a roadtrip to Barcelona, but a video that you've shot within an hour goes viral... Oh well, looking forward to the real production where I bought this camera for, it's gonna be epic! You'll just have to wait for the result untill mid-July.

35mm stories - #5 - A change in film

13-06-2018 Canon A1 - Kodak Ektar 100

I've been viewing tons of YT videos lately on analog photography (seriously, go check Negative Feedback, it's so good!). And since everyone was raving about Portra 400 and Ektar 100, I thought I would give it a try.

So I picked up 2 rolls of Ektar 100 and shot one full roll of film over the weekend. I wanted to make sure that the film I'm bringing along to my new roadtrip would do fine and wel... what a massive, massive difference in quality compared to the "cheap" C200.

The grain is just... gone. Not that surprising for 100ASA film, but still. Hardly any noise to see and even in photos that I took in a super dark underground party, hardly had any grain in them. I actually added some in post to give the photo some more character. But besided the grain, I really-really like the colors. It's not super poppy, but it also has some sort of de-saturated feel around them. I can't lay a finger on it, but truly love it!

Last but not least I tried to shoot some photos in areas I'm familier with, for some reason it's always harder to shoot something original in places where you lived. Also tried some over- and under exposing shots, which gave a nice faded look to them.

35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film

35mm stories - #4

05-06-2018 Canon A1 - Fujifilm C200

The experimental film roll. Some of the last shots of Barcelona and also the first efforts to double exposure photography.

Eversince I saw the intro of the tv show True Detective (season 1 is one of my favs all time), I wanted to shoot double exposure shots myself. But where most photographers do it with the help of Photoshop, I wanted to do it just in camera, the real-real double exposure like it was invented.

From film roll 3 I started to scan my own film but now that I scan at way higher resolutions, I'm starting to see why most analog photographers don't shoot on Fujifilm C200 anymore, it's just lacks in detail, the skintones are just a bit of and the grain levels are pretty high, even for ISO200. So I bought myself some Porta 400 and Ektar 100 film, really excited to try those out!

A small extra note: the last 2 photos are shots of friends of mine who started their own brewery called "De Bestenaer". Looking forward to taste their own brewed beer!

35mm stories - #4
35mm stories - #4
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