Monday, January 22, 2007

shoot me





Fitting China into a tiny lens and slapped onto a two dimensional screen is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do ( next to working with a Chinese crew who obviously don't know American terms for things like rack focus, medium tight and pan / dolly shots. )

The big fun is that we're shooting in 1080i high defenition so some big scale stuff still retains it's wow factor. This trip is making me appreciate scrapbooking because I took for granted being able to take fun pictures and journal whatever I want to fill in the gaps of the story. Now that I'm back in the saddle with production on commercial projects it seems restricting. I've got to get a finite amount of information into a tiny window of time / picture and it all needs to be polished, focused and condensed. Experience your freedom scrapbookers! Don't get overwhelmed with lack of structure and boundaries. Revel in it!

( PS. I know this sounds hokey, like I'm trying to be cute and warm - fuzzy about scrapbooking but ( yikes ) I actually believe it! )

4 Comments:

At 10:14 AM, Blogger wes said...

Yes, that rectengular thing in the bottom picture with the cranes is a semi truck. It's sitting about in the bottom middle or the pictre off center to the right. It shows how stinkin' huge the ships and containers are. Those rectangular blocks are full size semi trailer containers being loaded and shipped. Crazy

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger EquineSpirit said...

Awesome photos! DH is going to get a kick out of that photo of the ship! That thing is HUGE!!

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger Melissa O. said...

Very cool Wes. I know what you mean about the contrast between scrapbooking and comercial story telling. We have so much freedom as scrapbookers and we need to use it.

Have to tell you that I use met a friend's brother that reminded me of you. Had been mocking scrapbooking and he tried it last weekend. Well he is totally hooked now and is having a blast. Taking over Scrapped next weekend to show him how similar he is to you : )

 
At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

We've got you, hook, line and sinker buddy!

It's so cool to see a guy "get it." Really get it. Why women are crazy for scrapbooking and what it means to our lives.

Love the photos, by the way!

 

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