Tag Archives: video

Making videos with kids for a youth concert

Youth fanfare concert project A friend asked if I could help him with a project he is working on with a youth fanfare he’s part of. They are planning a big concert next year playing brass arrangements of soundtracks of famous movies. The idea was to show a video with an own version of the movie […]

Jerusalem Science Museum CAPTCHA exhibition entrance

LEGO Turing Machine Video in Jerusalem Science Museum

Two months ago I was approached by Nathan Zeldes, curator and scientific advisor for the CAPTCHA exhibition of the Jerusalem Science Museum in Israel. He asked if he could use my LEGO Turing Machine video for the exhibition. The video was to be displayed next to a replica of the Turing machine they were building. Tri-lingual As the museum is tri-lingual, Nathan asked […]

Philip Bloom workshop in Brussels

This week, I attended a 2-day workshop by Philip Bloom in Brussels. There were 24 participants. During the first day we were given an assignment to shoot a 30 second video about something ordinary and make it look interesting. We had to find a subject and shoot the footage within a 2 hour period. In […]

STIPOH Promo Video

Last year September, I shot a promo video for STIPOH (Stichting Promotie & Ontwikkeling Handboogsport), a Dutch foundation promoting archery. They managed to secure an excellent location, the old open air theater “de Lichtenberg” in Weert, the Netherlands. At the time of shooting the theater was being renovated and we could only use it for […]

Movie poster design “I Want To Believe”

I designed a movie poster for my short film “I Want To Believe”. I made the photo using the background lights that were in the scene and added a studio flash with grid to light the actor for dramatic effect. It came out just the way I envisioned it. I used the very nice and free […]

Shooting My First Narrative Film “I Want To Believe”

Yesterday, I shot my first narrative film “I Want To Believe”.  It was a long day but eventually we got everything we needed. A big thanks to my crew who made it all possible! This film has been in preparation since the beginning of this year when I got the idea and wrote the script. […]

"Like ARRI" 650W Fresnel light with original ARRI replacement lens

My Experience With A Chinese “Like ARRI” Fresnel Light

More than a year ago I bought one of those “like ARRI” 650W Fresnel spots on eBay. I was just starting buying some filmmaking gear and it was the first “decent” light I bought. I want to share  my experience with it so far. I did not use this light very much, mostly for indoor test shoots […]

Virtual Lighting Studio

Today, I discovered this on-line app called Virtual Lighting Studio. You can use it to light a subject (in this case: a “head shot”) with different lights and see the result in real-time. It allows you to play with up to 6 lights where you can choose a bare strobe, a strobe with snoot, a […]

Cinevate – Innovative gear for filmmakers

I recently bought the 35″ version of the Atlas 10 slider and the Trawly wheels set from Cinevate during their Moving Sale. The Atlas 10 slider is primarily meant to be used with DSLRs but can also be used with smaller sized video camera’s as it has a maximum weight allowance of 18kg (40 lbs). I […]

The Impossible Shot

A lot of people are waiting for RED to deliver their new generation of digital video camera’s: Epic and its smaller brother (sister?) Scarlett. Some time ago Jim Jannard, owner of RED, talked about the new Epic camera having an HDRx mode: recording video in HDR (High Dynamic Range) RAW at 5K resolution. Now, as […]