So far I have shot video from a motor boat, a canoe, atop a rock wall, in a horse ring, at a gun range, at an archery range, and while running through the woods. I’ve been in a climbing harness, stepped on by a horse, covered in sand and grit, I’ve sat in water, baked under the sun, and sprinted until the sweat made my eyes sting. I’m covered in bug bites, I have shin splints, I’ve bruised and cut myself multiple times. I’ve shot almost 10 hours of video so far. It has been quite an experience. In about a week the girls will leave and boy’s camp will start.
Here’s a package I edited together of the girls talking about what their tribes mean to them:
I’m now two weeks into girl’s camp. There have already been intense rivalries between the two tribes, war games, capture the flag, and war canoe. I’ve already discussed war games, and capture the flag is no less intense.
I thought that it would be a regular game of capture the flag, red flag at one end of a field, blue at the other. But I was wrong. Again.
Opening day was quite an event. The gates opened at 2pm Sunday for the start of Girl’s camp. By 10am there were already five families lined up outside the gate, waiting to get in. By 2pm they were pushing at the gate, chanting “let us in!”
Making your own XLR cables is a great way to ensure you’re getting a quality product built to your exact specifications. One you get good at making standard cables, making custom adapter cables is a piece of cake. I’ll show you how to make a standard XLR cable below. Continue reading →
Inspired by a new soldering iron and a surplus of orange LEDs, I decided that I wanted to build an LED flasher circuit. We’ve all seen two LEDs flash in an alternating pattern, but what about something a little more interesting? Oddly enough I found my answer on YouTube. Continue reading →
Gaff tape is an indispensable tool on any film set. If you don’t know what gaffer’s tape is, it’s a lot like duct tape, except it won’t leave a sticky adhesive residue, and it comes in many colors (black, however, is standard.) I usually keep two rolls of 2″ wide tape, as well as 1″ wide camera tape and 1/2″ wide spike tape with me. Camera tape has lower adhesion and is designed to tape the seams of camera magazines so that the film doesn’t get exposed accidently. Spike tape is thin gaff tape used for marking (or spiking) locations for set pieces or actors. But how to carry all of this gaff tape around? Continue reading →
I have always been a fan of audio. I like hearing stuff. I hate when films (student or otherwise) have bad audio. Using the on-camera mic is right up there with not using a tripod in my pet peeves of films. I have a lot of audio equipment, more than most student film makers probably. Here’s a list of what I have: Continue reading →
Taking things apart is one of my hobbies. Doesn’t matter if they’re broken or not, I’ll take it apart to see how it works. In case it does break, I’ll know that I can fix it. I bought two T4900 radios from eBay. They are awesome little radios. The audio quality is phenominal, especially compared to the T6200’s, which is much worse, despite being newer. Anyway, I finally figured out how to take them apart: Continue reading →