It was like 9:30am I got a call from a friend of mine asking me if I could be one of the camera operator for a TV show at 11am in midtown Manhattan. I went to bed only at 5:30am. But few things which really dragged me to accept this:
-First TV show
-First time with HPX2000
And there was a big/medium sized Jimmy Jib inside the studio.
Here is the video of its operator testing it.... (and my finger in the frame.. Ugh! CINEMATOGRAPHERS THESE DAYS)
This is is ME standing by the camera mounted on this big boy..
Welllll.... I was not ready for the picture or I could have pulled my tummy in..... Thanks Tony(the one who shot this picture/the other camera operator/my good friend)
And this is my machine.... HPX2000
Ok, Im not into the camera review this time since I didn't play much with it. The settings were already decided and set.
So ya, we shot an episode and I had no idea what they were talking about since it's an arabic. I was just following live orders from the video booth. It was fun. It's just that my frame was static MOST OF THE TIME- just on the host. I was asked to frame differently couple of times - din't work much though because of a tight frame.
All I did was - stood by the camera, framed the anchor, pressed record, chewed my gum, got my pay cheque, back home.
Its been a long time since I posted something. So I thought of sharing what I've been working on lately.
Its a music video directed by my friend, Nick M. Holmes. Shot on Red One.
Im using 'After Effects CS4' for keying and effects. 'Mocha for After effects' for tracking. Its been really hard since they didn't have the VFX supervisor on set and so it took me DAYS to cover the flaws.
And I have to tell you, KEYLIGHT 2.0 is THE plugin for keying in After Effects. So versatile.
I might be posting more on this project before they permit me to post the music video itself in the blog/vimeo.
More topics, More surprises coming soon...