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3 Timelapse and one monster edit…

I have yet another Timelapse in post production. I have lost count of how many I have done while staying at Arrow Vally Farm. I have 2 days left here in which to bring together a monster mini doco which will include all my timelaspe photography from the past 3 weeks. I have tried to take advantage of this beautiful place by running a TL whenever I saw an opportunity to do so.
Here are 3 screenshots from a piece I am pulling together right now.

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Still from Astro Time Lapse in B.C.

Timelapse photography can be quite tricky. Last night I set off an astro timelapse earlier than I have been doing. About 10:45 as opposed to 1am. I have had issues with condensation on the lens and then the sunrise. I would love to set it to Av mode (aperture priority mode) and get the sunrise as part of the TL, but I know the settings I want for the astro part…and have not worked out how to get the correct interval between shots, and then factor in using Av with faster shutter speeds….anyway it is on the todo list. However I have just started importing the images and I’m pretty excited.
I have started using candles to light up the fore ground and add some interest, so the dying candle and the start of the dawn have hopefully captured quite a bit of light change.

Here are some unedited images. I do adjust some setting in Camera RAW but the more TL’s I’m doing I seem to have to edit less, which is a good sign!

The image was about 10:37pm, 2nd image was 1:24am last was 3:17am

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Light painting. Canon EOS 7D. 5 sec exposure. 400ISO. F1.8 on Canon 50mm.

Light painting. Canon EOS 7D. 5 sec exposure. 400ISO. F1.8 on Canon 50mm.

Have been playing around with long exposures and light sources at night. After helping out a friend cutting rebar I knew I had to have a go at using it during the night. Here are the results.

Hoping to do some more soon with other light sources. Also some astro timelaspe are to come.

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How many edits can you do in a year?

Having had my Canon 7D for 6 I have made countless videos with it. Some have never (and will never) see the light of day. Experimenting and going through the process from idea to posting on line is the most real training you can get.
Preston Kanak decided to make 1 short a day for a whole year! (visit his website for more info on this as well as heaps of other educational resources)
Now, I know my schedule is pretty much booked up from before day brake until, what time is it now? ah its now tomorrow 00:23! So I am busy- but after reading about making 365 edits!! I had the motivation to make a short. This is my first video of… well I’m not making any commitments yet… but following Prestons logic, the more videos I shoot, edit and post the better I will be at shooting, editing and posting. So here is number 1 of this new endevor to create as much as possible:

Shot on Canon EOS 7D, F1.8 50 and 18-55. Marvels PP. Graded Magic Bullet looks. Cut FCP.

Useful links:
Preston Kanak</a
Philip Bloom

Also my site

Thanks to both Preston and Philip who both inspire me to make better videos while also giving me the information required to do so.

About the author:
John-Jo has broken approximately 14 bones in his 28 years. Not bad going.
It started with his left clavicle at a young age and recently finished with his left clavicle having just turned 28. John-Jo is hoping these breaks are the bookends to his bone breaking but accepts the 2nd law of thermonuclear dynamics which states “Over time things move from a highly ordered state to a highly disordered state” AKA entropy.

Some of his injuries have happened while snowboarding, while most have not. John-Jo is currently in Banff National Park teaching Snowboarding and filming at Lake Louise.

John-Jo takes one large calcium pill each night before bed. 🙂

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Which Picture Style?

So, have been using Technicolor Flat Cinestyle and have just read on Philip Bloom’s site that he uses Marvel Picture Style as he finds Technicolor gets too noisy during grading.

Here is the link to technicolor</a>
Here is the link to Marvel picture style

I am currently trying out marvel and technicolor side by side and will post a comparison when I can get some outdoor footage, so far the blacks seem darker, suggesting higher DR in the Marvel pic profile.


some one else did all the work:

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