It’s really coming down to it.
Ready or not, I’m two hours from delivering the webseries I’ve been shooting and editing since January to the post-production house for sound mixing and color grading. It’s going to be incredibly close to the wire.
I’m nine hours from driving to a small desert town 300 miles away. It’s there that I’ll be shooting the majority of what the producers are hoping will be a feature-length documentary. Until Tuesday I’ll be shooting and probably until this time next year I’ll be editing what I’ve shot.
I’m looking down a road that bends past the horizon. These are the two largest projects I’ve ever worked on, and I hope to god that they work.
- Color correction joke
Palace Swallow’s Nest Tim Zizifus
"The Swallow’s Nest (Russian: Ла́сточкино гнездо́, Lastochkino gnezdo, Ukrainian: Ластівчине гніздо, Lastivchyne hnizdo) is a decorative castle located at Gaspra, a small spa town between Yalta and Alupka, on the Crimean Peninsula. It was built between 1911 and 1912, on top of the 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff, in a Neo-Gothic design by the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood for the Baltic German oil millionaire Baron von Steingel." [via]
'Photographing the Past No.2'
I’ve just been to the location shooting of the film, ‘Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass’.
The vast smoke machines created such a superb atmosphere, I couldn’t help editing them in the maritime painting style of Turner.
By Freddie Ardley Photography
"Like his contemporary Eadweard Muybridge, Marey, a physiologist, was interested in the science of human movement. By 1882, he had developed a single camera method that he called chronophotography, which allowed him to make images of human and animal movement. His camera was the forerunner of the motion picture camera.
Marey’s chronophotographs were some of the first images to illustrate the exact process of body movement.”