By 2012, 90% of Internet content transmitted will be motion video. —ASMP
not sure that this quote from a ASMP survey is accurate but it’s going in that direction for sure.
So I bought the Canon 5D2 and started playing…
My first attempt was a fun little project documenting our yearly sailing trip with my friend JR. You can see it here. After that my friend Tika Buchanan approached me about doing a video for the opening of her new business ARKADIA. I posted it on this blog, just scroll down a bit….She got great responses, so I think it was a success.
And now I am working on a Music Video for Lucius, a great new band out of Brooklyn. Tika and I brainstormed for a few weeks about the story and then she made a story board which we followed. Luckily I found a great old Barn upstate which we were able to rent for a weekend. Not to go into to many details, but we worked pretty hard. Lots of night shots left us with very little sleep and during the day we were outside trying to catch some scenes in the snow. It amazes me how much footage you need to shoot to get a 4 min video!! And we are still not done. After I made a rough edit we realized that we were missing a number of shots to make this work.
Here a few stills from what we got so far. Stay tuned for the rest!
Arkadia from Michael Grimm on Vimeo.
This video was shot in late august. We worked on this for about 2 weeks, plus countless hours of editing.
Music is by Anna Wayland and editing by Brian Gauthier. My first experience with the Canon 5DmarkII. Great camera, easy to use. Good Luck to Alberta and Tika at Arkadia & Co. !!