Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bloom Challenge 3


Open Air - Philadelphia's Italian Market from Samuel Hall on Vimeo.

Over the weekend I shot and edited my entry for Philip Bloom's Weekend Challenge 3. Open Air - Philadelphia's Italian Market. Shot entirely with one lens, the Canon EF 85mm f1.8. I absolutely love that lens. These are some of my favorite shots I've ever made.

This was my first time really trying out Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. My main reason for using Premiere was to gain the advantages of it's integration with After Effects, which I use for all my color grading but I have to say I love being able to start editing almost immediately after shooting.

There are some drawbacks. For one thing I really can't stand the Premiere Titler. Makes no sense to me. Perhaps I have too many pre-conceived notions coming from almost 10 years of Final Cut use. There's also a slight response delay when hitting play/forward/backward with H.264 files. This may be due to running it on an iMac without a graphics card optimized for CS5. Perhaps my future Hackintosh will yield better results. Beyond that though I'd say that Premiere has certainly won me over.

I definitely see the advantage of an IS lens over non-IS. It would probably be ideal to have shot this with some stabilization, other than my currently crippled tripod but there's no budget like no-budget.

Love the weekend challenges. Keep 'em coming Phil.


NoFilmschool Hackintosh Instructions
Philip Bloom's Weekend Challenge 3

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