Commercial Movi Shot

This was the first time I got to actually use a movi on a commercial. We shot this in Mexico City last summer, and I operated the shot. Below is a record of how excited I was on the day.

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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Ronin

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 […]

Copter Demo with Alex Vendler

DP Alex Vendler, a long time collaborator whose credits include Melvin Goes To Dinner and the documentary  Kurt and Courtney, took me out the other day to test his copter rig, which he’s recently been tuning and tweaking. Copters, the MōVI, and all 3 axis stabilizers need to be effectively tuned,  using a computer or tablet, so that the […]

MōVI Training!

Posted by Blieden on January 31, 2014 in Camera Technology, MōVI | Short Link
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I’ll have more to say about this soon, but I think the MoVI is a phenomenal tool. I came away from this course much more enthusiastic about using it than I predicted.  

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