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Kessler Timefest 2011 – Behind the Scenes of the TimeScapes Film

A few weeks ago a group of “film buddies” from around the United States got together and spent a few days shooting remote locations in beautiful Northern California’s raw landscape. I was lucky enough to be invited on this trip and got to hang out with some of the best photographers in the business. The […]

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Kessler SmartLapse Tutorial

I have been using and testing Kessler Crane equipment for almost a year. I was interested in adding motion to my timelapses, but getting a move to happen exactly how I wanted it in the timelapse was very difficult. It required a lot of trail and error to get it just right. That has all […]

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Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse Teaser – Oracle, Elektra Drive, CineSlider

I have been testing the Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse dolly system for the last few days and I am very impressed with the results. The system is very easy to move around, is built well and comes in at a low price point. For the first time, you can achieve Ron Fricke and Tom Lowe […]

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Going “Green Square” at Fenway Park – Canon 5dmk2 Time Lapse Test

I buy cameras with manual function control. All the cameras I use at work do not have a shred of automatic function on them. I want to be in full control at all times when operating a camera. But what happens when you cannot be with your camera at all times? What happens when the […]

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One Week Canon 5dmk2 Timelapse of Ice-in at Newfound Lake, NH

UPDATE: January 6, 2010 – Download 1080p version of “One Week at Newfound Lake” at bottom of this page. The winters in New Hampshire are brutal and many people die each year from exposure. They get lost hiking or their car breaks down on a lonely mountain road. I have been experiencing the raw power […]

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The Breathing Banana

I was going crazy, waiting in my idling carbon monoxide filled car, working on my astro-timelapse project. It was -18C or -1F outside, I can’t take that kind of cold. You see, to shoot timelapses, you must be patient. Or at least find something to edit while the earth rotates….very slowly. A few notes about […]

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Astro-Timelapse Project Update #2 – Chasing The Stars

Hey, I’m back on the grid for a minute borrowing someone’s wireless… Right now, it is -1F or -18C for you metric folks. Earlier today, I shot some footage for fun about a half mile off a mountain road in northern New Hampshire. I wanted to see how the Canon 5dmk2 would react to the […]

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One Year Sony SR11 Timelapse using fixed mount made of “Fast Steel” Putty

Currently, I am working on a few timelapse projects with the Canon 5dmk2. One of them is capturing the four seasons in New England from different fixed locations. This is not a new idea, it has been done before. But I might be one of the first to use an as-seen-on-tv invention to make a […]

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Astro-Timelapse Project Preview

I have been having a lot of fun lately. “Late” being the key word. And I am working on a new project. I am very excited about the Canon 5Dmk2 DSLR, but not just because of the shallow depth of field people have been raving about. I am very excited about the low light capabilities […]

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First Canon 5dmk2 Cosmic Timelapse

This is my first attempt using the Canon 5dmk2 and the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 for a cosmic time lapse. I was inspired by Tom Lowe at Timescapes.org and his very powerful and epic time lapse montage called “Mountain Light”. I really wanted to get out and shoot, but my schedule has been crazy […]

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Paul Pierce Sit-Down Interview

UPDATE: I was able to post the actual televised footage from TNT to my blog: Click Here to check it out. I was hired as a lighting director and a director of photography by Turner to set up and shoot a sit-down interview with John Thompson Jr. and Paul Pierce. Dave and I picked up […]

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Celtics Paul Pierce Sit Down Interview for TNT

Today I worked as a lighting director and a director of photography for Turner Network Television (TNT) in Waltham, Massachusetts. I was asked to help setup and shoot a sit down interview with John Thompson Jr. (former Georgetown University coach) and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics. You can watch a time lapse of our […]

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