Progress on Episode #00003

My third episode is going to be all about the various forms that living things take, why they take different forms, and how we put those different forms into groups.

I have been getting a out a bit more in my neighborhood and where I work to shoot for this episode. This past weekend I went back to Calvert Vaux to talk about plants, and took to the boardwalk on Coney Island to record a bit about animals. For the past episodes I have been pretty much avoiding places where there are a lot of people, but I am realizing that a lot of what I want to figure out can be understood by looking at the way that we people live. So I am shooting a bit more in crowds, which is interesting.

Finally getting a chance to look at some of my footage tonight. Sample images from a few of my most recent shoots are posted below…







Trip to the New York Aquarium

After getting out the second episode I am starting to get the hang of this video-making thing. I am also starting to get a lot of ideas about future episodes… they are almost lining themselves up like boxcars on a freight train in my head.

I don’t get out to the zoos and the aquarium as much as I used to these days, but I was working in the Coney Island area on an early shift today, so at the end of my shift I decided to get into the aquarium for an hour. I took a lot of really great B-roll at the aquarium and on the beach at Coney Island. Some sample stills are in the gallery below…

The aquarium is just about living things that call the ocean home, and mostly about animals and not plants. They don’t even have half of their displays up because most of the place was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy, but you can still see that the creatures that live in and around the ocean come in so many different varieties it makes your head spin. I think that the next episode will have something to do with how different living things come in such different forms.

Episode #00002 is done

This second episode is called “Keep on keeping on… until you don’t”. I am excited about getting a little bit more B-roll into this episode (thanks for that suggestion Theo!). It seems right that this should be my first solid episode about living things and where they come from, because I talk about death and survival.

Getting close to a second episode

This week I managed to finishing shooting for my second episode, which is about death and survival.

Our contract at work is expiring, actually tonight at midnight, so I have been spending a lot of time with the union on that problem, but somehow I managed to get all my footage together. I guess if we go on strike I will have more time on my hands for these videos, huh?

I have been mostly shooting in my neighborhood, but I also got out to Calvert Vaux before work to shoot one bit.

I have some time off this weekend, so I should be able to edit something for next week.

Images from the latest shoots below…