What Inspires Me:  Syria – The other side

[vimeo width=”511″ height=”288″]http://vimeo.com/26598137[/vimeo]

Great visuals and camera technique.  The combination of pans, time lapse along with captured moments of interaction of Syrian’s in daily life is well balanced.  The variety of angles, times of day showcasing many of the unique aspects of Syrian life showcased a part of the world seldom seen.  The background music works perfectly with the footage shown.  Edited & Color Graded on Vegas Pro 10.  Shot on DSLR video.

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the piece.

The blog posting and comment thread over at “Documentary Tech’s” really provide a solid reason to quit chasing technology and use the tools at your disposal to create something compelling. In my work, shooting Canon t2i DSLR video has been life changing in the vision of my work.  I’ve also come to understand why now broadcast is still stuck with using small sensor vidcams.  Noticed over the weekend at some shows that being able to have everything in focus can save your bacon if you haven’t nailed the focus.  But it also looks boring – at least to me it does. These tools are just that – tools.  It’s the operator, the eye behind the tool, that creates the vision.

Why I dropped the Red Scarlet Dream and Got a DSLR