“Waiting Blues Music Video Still #1″

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Canon 7D with Tamron f2.0 60mm macro lens (EFL 96mm) Cinestyle Picture Style – handheld – overexposed in camera by 2 stops

This is a still frame from a music video I shot for Todd Murray – a.k.a. Sincerely, Iris. You can watch the video here. A big thank you to Todd for his music and for making collaborating on the project both easy and fun. I also want to say a big thank you to Elizabeth Byland (pictured above).

If you have trouble viewing the video on you tube you can also view it here on Facebook.

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9 Responses to ““Waiting Blues Music Video Still #1″”

  • tonebytone says:

    As a stand-alone image, I’m not sure what to make of this. But as one frame in a video, it could be very effective, depending on the lead-in and subsequent frames.

    I really don’t understand what’s the difference between a Technicolor “Cinestyle” color space and what we still photogs have available to us in Photoshop. But then it’s been years since I actually saw a movie, lol.

    Also, since my buggy laptop won’t allow me to watch videos on YouTube any more, I can’t see what you made :-(

  • Craig says:

    Hey Flo

    Thank you for the feedback. Cinestyle is a picture style that is designed to allow a filmaker shooting with a Canon DSLR to capture a very wide dynamic range. Most of the time the footage, which is very flat out of the camera, is treated with a filter that gives a more normal look to the final clip but results in a final clip with a lot more information than would have been possible if originally shot with more of a normal in camera processing style. In the case of Todd’s video we were going for destaturated, low contrast look for most of the video so many of the clips were not filtered at all when we edited the video. I also intentionally over exposed almost all of the close up shots by at least two stops to contribute to a dreamy, low detail look. You can also watch the video on facebook. I included the link above…..Craig

  • wnor says:

    Love the effect you have achieved with the overexposures intermixed with the in focus and reflected parts of the video. Your videos continue to improve.

  • Craig says:

    Thank you Wes for the feedback!….Craig

  • tonebytone says:

    I could cry! On FB, when I clicked on the video, I got the message to download the latest version of Flash. So I tried once again (I’ve tried many times over the last few months with no success), and this time the download seemed to go smoothly and it said the installation was successful.

    So I went back to your FB page, clicked on the video – and got the message that I must download the Flash – again! I give up.

    I think I need a new laptop – but that costs money.

  • aprilS says:

    Wow. (deliberately understated)

    The video gave me goosebumps, both visually and musically.

    Very, very cool, and moving. I’m going to go watch it again now…

  • Craig says:

    Thank you April for the very kind words of support!….glad you enjoyed it so much….Craig

  • Sam Gray says:

    Hi Craig,
    I enjoyed the video and music very much, overexposure works well for the song and mood you were going for. Especially like the rhythm of the palmetto series near the end of the video and the “live oak walk off ending”. A little too much camera movement throughout the video, for me anyway, it’s my only less than glowing comment. Good to see you doing some excellent video work….keep up the good music related stuff!!!
    Hoping to make a trip south in May, we’ll see…maybe we could do lunch?
    Sam

  • Craig says:

    Hey Sam,

    Thank you for being here and thank you for the kind words of support and feedback….all greatly appreciated…. it would be great to see you…..just let me know when you are heading south…..Craig

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