Motion-Controlled, Motion-Tracked, Single-Shot Music Video: Cowper – Morning Prayer

Hello CDMo! Long time no post! Apologies for my extended reclusion. In between buying a house and changing full time jobs from Web Guy to Video Guy, it’s been an exciting time to be a Jaymis. Happily, I now find myself in an ideal situation: Working as part of a small team, on interesting and varied projects, at Graetzmedia. Rather than trying to find time for video in between website builds, my daily grind is all about visuals, installations, creative programming and production. Of course, having time to create is much more fun if there’s gear to use, and the …

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Weekend Inspiration: 360 Degree Views – Hot Chip & Merlot = Tasty!

360° “lenses” (which generally aren’t actually lenses, but spherical reflectors) are perfect for simple, single-shot video production. Especially given some inventive viewpoints, staging, or post-production. Recently Merlot’s “Loser” impressed me with its combination of a surround angle shooting and a snorricam setup. LOSER – Merlot from Julien Widmer on Vimeo. I was reminded of this today by Hot Chip’s “One Life Stand”: “Reflective sphere dangling in front of the camera” is probably the easiest way for someone to get started with this kind of shoot. The Hot Chip piece physically rotates the camera so as not to lose resolution, but …

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