Decent Exposure

Some of my posts are emotional, others more prosaic, and this one, at the opposite end on the spectrum of the mundane, is so purely technical that I think it kind of loops around and becomes poetic. Of course there has always been a poetry to technical pursuits that appeals to me as an artist, […]

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Posted by Blieden on September 21, 2014 in Camera Technology, MōVI, Red Epic, Ronin, stabilizers, Technology | Short Link
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Alex Vendler and I have purchased a Ronin. Here’s a steadicam style shot with the Ronin, featuring Alex and Paul Briganti.

Mistaken For Strangers, The Play

This short video that I directed has gone live today on Funny Or Die. This was my first collaboration with Matt Berninger, Tom Berninger, and Carin Besser. Phenomenally funny people. If you haven’t seen their documentary, Mistaken For Strangers, I highly recommend it. Shot on my Epic with my new Leicas, mostly the 24mm. Crew: DP, […]

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A New Set Of Old Lenses

If you’ve watched the video above, you’ve seen through my new lenses, but if you have the stomach for it I will tell you in painstaking detail ABOUT my new lenses. I’ve recently begun building my own set of vintage Leica lenses and modifying them for cinematography. I didn’t come up with the idea. It’s a […]

Abandoned Motorcycle, Brooklyn

Still pulled from footage off the Epic.

My Hot Yoga Teacher Video

It’s finally done! Thanks to all of Alex’s friends who helped out on graphics, sound, makeup, wardrobe. Thanks to Birns and Sawyer for giving me a deal on the lighting package. Most importantly, take yoga from Alex! I had spine surgery 2 years ago and instead of going to physical therapy I went to her […]

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International Plan

Eric Ledgin and I wrote a pilot for IFC which we shot in Stockholm three months ago.  I’m definitely post euphoria, going through the comedown phase, back to reading science fiction books at the coffee shop, and beginning to await word on the series. The good news is that there are abs classes every single day […]

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