San Francisco Gay Pride: You Haven’t Lived until…

I confess, I’m not much of a parade person. I don’t hate parades; I just don’t like them. They simply don’t do anything for me. I’ve been to Atlanta Gay Pride a couple of times. Whatever. Not worth going back. But San Francisco knows how to throw a party, let me tell you. The Bay to Breakers Race is insane… Continue reading

Learning Out Loud

I was interested in exploring shooting anamorphic video with the iPhone 6s+1. In fact, I was interested in seeing how far I could push video with the iPhone generally: nighttime, directly into the sun, etc. I also wanted to try mixing some 360º footage into the my little project to see if significantly changing perspective in a normal “flat” video… Continue reading

Awww, Shucks!

Yay for Vimeo! They present video in the correct aspect ratio without letterboxing, unlike YouTube! All that effort to produce 1:2.39 aspect ratio content, and then YouTube adds that hideous black letterbox! Come on Google, get up to speed here! And what’s with the thumbnail that’s not in the correct aspect ratio at all?! Anyway… Shot on my iPhone this… Continue reading

A Little Video Lens Experiment

I shot this when I was last in San Francisco. I went up to Mount Tamalpais. It was so green! This video demonstrates what an anamorphic lens does (comparing it to the iPhone camera lens by itself), shows the effects of a polarizer filter and a neutral density filter on the Moondog Anamorphic Lens, and has some Prisma image output… Continue reading

Tripping Out in the Marin Headlands

You know, I discovered the Insta360 Nano camera that shoots in 360º—panorama photos, panorama videos, livestreams in 360º… This little camera rocks! It stitches in real time. Now, it’s certainly not the picture quality of my Canon 5D DSLRs, but it’s instant, it’s crazy small and light, and this counts for a lot. So last weekend I took it up… Continue reading

Join Us for a Lunchtime Debacle in 360º

My sister couldn’t get the relish out of the container; so, like any good brother, I assisted… This is a 360º video. Use your mouse or trackpad to look at everyone’s reaction when the relish finally made its appearance. (The 360 interactive experience does not work on iOS devices. I’m not sure if it works on Android devices or not.)… Continue reading

Attention GA Educators

Betsy DeVos is not a friend of public education. She wants to privatize public schools! Think your job is difficult now? Wait until you’re working for a corporation that is driven by profits and not students! The expectation at this time is that Betsy DeVos will get enough votes to become Secretary of Education. But I hear that key Republican… Continue reading

Flashback: Yosemite

This past September, we vacationed in Yosemite National Park, hiking all around the park. We also visited two old world groves of the stunning, giant sequoia, in Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park in California. These are two of the oldest and largest living organisms on the planet, literally thousands of years old. No words. I was also… Continue reading