Video Post – Keepin’ it reel

As I am now in my senior semester of college, I can safely say it’s job hunting season.

Of course, this is pretty scary-spooky. I’m doing my best to hold it all together but I feel like I’ve gone off the deep end. Of course, in all of this madness, I decided to make a demo reel.

I took the approach of short and sweet. I picked out some of my favorite shots and editing bits from last year’s work. I have a few projects lined up right now that’ll be added to the reel in a month or so. It was tricky picking out what I wanted to include — but all my research said 60-90 seconds is the best duration.

Let me know what you think!

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I’ve come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.

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Readers! I must apologize for my absence. Senior semester of college is tough, I have to say. Almost every week I have a major assignment due — which has caused me to neglect you! So I am going to make a return to blogging, but probably only at a weekly rate. As for this post, I’ll update you guys on what I’ve been up to.

I wanted some new lenses for my Canon 70D, so I’ve been scouring nearby antique stores and internet vendors for cheap, vintage SLR lenses. If you find the right brands, you can get a nice cinematic look about them. Here are two links that tell you more: Vintage Manual Lenses for Video & Better Lenses for Less Money. And here are two lens tests I did with my new (old) YUS Automatic 135mm f2.8.

Finally, I found some cool contests to enter this year. I’ll post more details as those come around, but I am in planning stages on that. I’m also still planning out my web series pilot, another Sammy tape, and a few documentary ideas. I also worked as DP on a classmates production, and that was really fun. I’ll work that into my demo reel hopefully! So what have you guys been up to?