My New iPhone 6 Plus

Initial impressions about my new iPhone 6 Plus Above is a screenshot from my iPhone 6 Plus’ home screen1. So here are my reflections on the plus after having only had it for 2 days: Size: It’s big! It’s too big for me to hold comfortably in one hand and simultaneously use it with that hand. Size: It’s big! I’m… Continue reading

I Need Everyone’s Opinion

This is my first experiment with the GBDeflicker plugin from Granite Bay for After Effects.  The plugin offers two main variables for removing flicker.  One is the number of frames over which the brightness of a single frame is averaged.  I chose 30 (the maximum) as this time lapse is plagued with bad flicker.  The other is to “Favor brightness”… Continue reading

Improved Time Lapse Process

This is as much to help me remember this as it is to share the info with all humanoids oninterwebs… This is the post production process I used when creating the Malaga Cove time lapse shorts.  After importing the footage from the camera into the computer: QuickTime Pro 7 ›› File ›› Open Image Sequence… Make sure images are in… Continue reading

Busy, Foggy Saturday

This time lapse, from yesterday, is better than my first because I used manual focus! 🙂 It’s also more interesting because you can see the stars moving through the sky as well as the fog come rolling in off of the ocean during the night. You can even see the moving fog outside during the day! (Look closely. You can… Continue reading

Proof of Concept

This will only be remarkable to me: a proof of concept—use the Canon EOS 5dMkII DSLR to create a filmic look. I shot this using a 70 – 200mm f2.8L in native 24fps, ISO 100, f2.8, 1/50th, using the Vari-ND to stop the exposure down, shooting at full 1920×1080 HD resolution using the superflat profile. The short little clip was… Continue reading

Safari Browser Shortcut to Download YouTube Video

Image via CrunchBase Here’s a great shortcut for downloading YouTube videos when using the Safari browser. Go to the YouTube page with the video on it. [Command] + [Option] + [A] to bring up the Activity window in Safari. Under the Address Column find the YouTube page. Under that column, look for the largest file size, which will be the… Continue reading