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Transform :: A short film for ScottKelby.com

Zack Arias – Atlanta based editorial music photographer » Transform :: A short film for ScottKelby.com

I was recently asked to do a guest blog post on Scott Kelby’s site. I had free reign to talk about anything I wanted to talk about. I took it as an opportunity to get off my arse and make something that was new and fresh for me. I decided I would do a video. I decided to do this for my wife, Meg, because she is always inspiring me to go beyond the normal stuff I create. She’s always pushing me. Sometimes it sucks because she knows just what buttons to push in me to make me think about things a bit deeper. So I took all of her button pushing and went out and made something of it.

How to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop

How to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop

A video showing you how to non-destructively dodge and burn on a layer in Photoshop.

Ten Thousand Pictures of You

Ten Thousand Pictures of You on Vimeo

An exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the animated pictures of Sarah’s world, as she gets revenge on the man who broke her heart!

Written, Directed & Edited by Robin King
Starring Denise Hoey, David Crow, Ruth Larkin

This pixilation (stop-motion animation using real people) was made in 2006 for Screen South as part of the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts scheme. As much as possible, it was made ‘in camera’ without digital superimposure, using thousands of printed materials.

In answer to some of the questions below and others I’ve been frequently asked:

The whole film took about a year: roughly three months each for development, prep, shoot and post – although due to the nature of the film, part of the post bled into the shoot.

The programs I used were Photoshop, Premiere 6.5 and some bespoke programs I coded myself (a 3D animatic planning program and another to smooth out some of the tracking shots). To be honest my machine and the software weren’t up to what I needed from them, and I would have a much better time of it now, with my macbookpro, FCP and a tablet…

I used a Canon Eos 350D Digital SLR to shoot, and took roughly 26,000 photos overall.

Genius Of Photography Series

Genius Of Photography Series | PixSylated

This month’s “Best Web Video” is actually an entire series — the Genius Of Photography produced by the BBC (site here). If you are trying to figure out how to be a photographer today, I think it’s essential to expose yourself (pun intended) to a bit of the 170 years of our collective history. Consider this 6-part series to be a must watch.

Outside the UK, the Genius Of Photography appears periodically on Ovation (USA), ABC (Australia), Knowledge Network (Canada) and elsewhere. Fortunately for the impatient and impulsive, the entire series has been posted on YouTube in 10 minute installments. To make things easy, I’ve collected all 37 links below.

Enjoy. Learn. Pass it on.

Bruce Gilden: Street Photographer

Déjeuner du matin

A short film by André F. Chocron.