Be Internet Awesome @ Google HQ Cambridge MA

Some screen grabs of footage shot for CreatorUp! at Google’s launch event for integrating technology and education.


Some screen grabs of footage shot for CreatorUp! at Google’s launch event for integrating technology and education.

Sign says it all.

Inside the conference room.

Some interview work and behind the scenes.



Rachel Review Style Series

The Cameras

This episode for The Rachel Review blog was captured on 2 cameras, with one being locked down static of the host and guest and the second roving between whichever was speaking. The result is effectively creating 3 angles in editing, as well as a chance to capture some detail shots on the fly.

The Lighting

The vibrant pink tones of the background were created using tungsten lighting with CTO gels, and one with a negative green or purple gel. The walls are actually a neutral color, which you can see in the behind the scene pictures. The key light in front of the subjects is daylight balanced, and the cameras are set to match that. The background tungsten lights are pushed even warmer as a result. The final touch is small LED edge lights to the sides of the subjects. These are also daylight, but with CTO or blue gels added to create a color contrasted edge and highlights on the subjects.

Camera Test: Sony 4k Lineup

This camera test came out of working with several different Sony cameras over the past several months. I happened to be in a position to record samples with an A7s, a Fs5, and my PXW-X70 and RX10ii. I shoot a variety of content, some if it requiring very high end imagers and some of it requiring more nimble and cost efficient rigs. The burning question on set for a few days was “how well could all of these Sony cameras cut together if they were used on the same project?”. Although the test captured here isn’t that dynamic, it does give a sense of how the different sensors and lens deliver results. The Fs5 footage wasn’t available, but if I get it, I’ll amend the video.

Blue Hills w/ High Frame Rate and Slog2

Another adventure with the power packed RX10ii. Up until this point, I had dipped my toes into shooting SLog-2 footage, most recently with the Sun Coffee video. For this hiking trip, I just dove right in and shot every clip with SLog setting. I’ve found that broad daylight delivers great results because it gives you more than enough light to expose properly in this camera setting. Mix equal parts high dynamic range, high frame rate and macro videography and the video below is what you get.

For anyone interested, the video below is an alternate version showing the SLog-2 footage before and after LUT’s and grading were applied.

Blue Hills Color Grade Sample from Adrian Atwood on Vimeo.