24 Frames per second

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24 Frames per second

Waaaaay back in the mid 90’s when I was studying at UNCG, I had a vague notion that music video production was how I wanted to earn a living. I made one short on 8mm film (starring my now wife) that I haven’t dared watch since. The instructor, Brett Ingram  was kind in his criticism and said that he liked the camera work (surely there was little else redeeming about it). Soon after, I took my first still photography course with Arnold Doren and rarely looked back to shooting motion pictures.

Fast-forward nearly 20 years and I am revisiting film/video production at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.  On Saturday I took my second short course there, this one on DSLR Cinematography with Alex Maness.  Alex was engaging and patient with the 11 students- wading through a barrage of left-field questions (mostly from me) and laying out a lot of information in a really short period of time.

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I’m (overly?) excited about adding audio and video to my toolbox.  I’ve got lots to learn and am already developing Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) after getting a glimpse of all those cool toys. Oh Craigslist.  How you tempt me to spend money I don’t really have.

Stay tuned y’all- this could be fun.

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