Last week, CrossFit recieved its MōVI M10 3-axis gimbal. After learning how to balance and calibrate the MōVI, we've been using every spare second possible to get some practice in before we take it out on a production.
After 5 days of testing, it's pretty damn awesome. The initial setup took a lot longer than I originally expected though. I'm still taking over an hour to get it dialed in on location for test shoots. I've also discovered that I do not walk as smooth as I think. Practice is definitely required.#
Took the Red out today with Jon Gilbert to shoot some surfing under the full moon. Sadly there was some heavy haze in the air.#
Some great camera work from my friend Jonathan Gilbert. Dragging a full Red rig around is definitely a two person job and it was a blast working along side him at the CrossFit Games this year.#
There is a huge bait ball in town right now and the birds are having a feeding frenzy. Every photograph I take just makes me look like I don't know how to keep a clean sensor.#
I missed this moment during an initial edit in June. When taking the photograph, I waited for awhile for things to line up while was getting completely hosed with spray from the swell hitting rocks I was standing on. My initial thoughts was that the spray on the lens was a dealbreaker and I skipped right over it when making selects. Thankfully, I went back through the take and realized I had passed right over a great moment.#
I did some camera work for this piece about Shari Keener, a recovered meth addict who has kept her life together through running. Keener was truly amazing to be around. She fills a room with her positive energy.#
We rolled down to Jalama Beach for a short surf/camp expedition. Unfortunately, we got skunked on the surfing portion of the trip. I couldn't complain about the view though.#
Mark Billingsby, doin' that camera thing he does best.#
A documentary short about Mark Yanowsky, a high school teacher and local Santa Cruz artist who creates his canvases out of reclaimed wood and recycled materials. I'd like to send out a special thanks to Mark Billingsby for bringing me on board for the project.#
While biking home from dinner today the swell was pumping and the skimboarders were out enjoying the shore break near 26th Ave.#
I'll just come right out and say it. Social Media killed my presence on the Internet.
For the last six years I basically let my brain slowly rot in a pool of information diarrhea. I put projects on hold and let my website and blog fall off the face of the planet. There is no rhyme or reason for it. I simply spent my time using the internet for Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr instead of creating things of my own.
So why reboot it all now? It's ironic after writing that first paragraph, but it technically started two weeks ago with a Twitter conversation:
@imagetic PUT THAT ON YOUR BLOG. (Really. I'd read it.)— Chris Rhee (@chrisrhee) May 9, 2013
I've promised Chris Rhee that I'd get my site up and running since I met him back 2010. I'm only three years late.
This is a small start. Rolling a simple blog in a few hours while flipping through dusty HTML/CSS and Ruby books attempting to remember the basics doesn't exactly give me any credibility, but the last few hours have already reminded me how much fun it is to create something. Everything has to start somewhere and I might as well ship every stage of the process.
So here goes nothing. Hopefully blogs are still street.#