The Amgen Tour of California Stage 5 through downtown Ojai. Shot with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the built-in camera (cut with Premier Pro). I’ve been attempting at using this phone more as a professional visual journalist, since I stopped using the iPhone in January (temporarily!)
Karen Quincy Loberg, a staff photographer with the Ventura County Star, let me tag along while she did an environmental portrait of two area high school athletes.
Here was the second video shot, this time with Joseph Garcia while he covered the graduation at Oxnard College
Last year I began an occasional series of documenting staff photojournalists with the Ventura County Star. On this occasion I followed Troy Harvey around while he covered the Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks.
A multimedia piece I did with my mom at her home… testing out FilMic Pro (to shoot video on my iPhone) and 1ST Video to edit – this time on my iPad
We spent a week in the St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tenn., at the Pictures With Purpose photojournalism workshop and had a great time. With the three faculty (David LaBelle, Billy Weeks and myself) along with the six participants and guest presenter Mark Johnson, all involved seemed to get something out of the relationships we built.
Cláudia and I worked on a puzzle (purchased from a thrift store) as a way to pass some time. Just for fun.
Had the pleasure to present at the JEA Fall Convention in Minneapolis a few weeks back. While there, I helped out Andy Nelson of Kansas State University with a digital photography class. How can I NOT shoot the class on iPhone video, especially since this was the topic of one of my presentations.
Spent the morning over in Camarillo, Calif., filming the 9th annual open house of The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. What a place!!! I had no idea there was such a collection here in Ventura County. Nonetheless, I wanted more practice with editing a daily video on the iPhone. I used 1st Video again but this time used the FilMIC Pro App to record the video. Very nice addition to the app collection. Took me a lot less time to edit this piece, about 3 hours. Still a long time but it’s nice to be able to edit without a computer and FCP. One complaint about 1st Video is no ability to color correct, as you’ll see in this video. Mercury Vapor lights, the worst!
Last weekend I had the opportunity to hang out with my Humane Society of Ventura County friends at one of their annual fundraisers, Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow at Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura, Calif. It was a perfect opportunity to shoot another daily video on my iPhone, this time though ALSO TO EDIT it on the iPhone. Thanks to Ray Meese at the VC Star for turning me on the the iPhone app, 1st Video by VeriCorder. There are some things to work out, like making sure the camera is MUCH more steady and practicing more on the app itself. It’s amazingly deep but complicated – it’ll just take time to practice. I cut a version in FCP to compare the two, not much difference! The version here is the iPhone version. Enjoy.