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.

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…









Slow train to a second episode

Things have been crazy at work, so right now my videos are arriving slower than the G train.

After working a whole bunch of overtime, which basically leaves me with no daylight to shoot and no energy even if there is still a bit of light, I am finally getting some work in on the second episode.

Today we had a big thunderstorm, so I got some amazing shots of Washington Cemetery until it looked like my camera was about to get water-logged.

Some more shots below…







Just a little more B-roll, and I should be done with episode one

Things are getting a bit ridiculous with the editing, and I need to cut it off soon. I never realized how easy it is to become obsessed with adding more and more to a video.

Today I think that I got the last bit of footage I need to finish… on my lunch break I took some shots down at the end of Bay Parkway, looking across the water. I also went over to my favorite park, Calvert Vaux, and got some nature shots that I needed. So in next day or so, I think I will have something to show for all this hustle.

Images from today below…




Trying to finish up the first episode


Spring has sprung and I am trying to get my first episode done.

I have been doing a little bit of editing, trying to use the final couple of weeks of Theo’s course to really get something together.

I shot some stuff about me today. Not sure if I want to even use it. I do not know if telling people who I am really matters. My footage from a couple of weeks ago kind of sums up everything I want to say to introduce the blog, so the question is whether introducing me is even necessary.