Video 2/3: using Phase One for fine art – snake shoot

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Here’s the next video in the little series I’ve been doing, showing the stuff I’ve been producing with Phase One medium format system. The video goes behind the scenes to look at a shoot we did in April this year (which I previously blogged about) where I directed and modelled with a python, collaborating with my boyfriend on the taking of the pictures (more equally so than the usual ‘collaborations’, because I had to place most control of the equipment into his hands during this fairly time-constrained shoot, whilst I dealt with some other heavy equipment). We used the Phase One 645DF and P40+ back, and the video describes the advantages to the high resolution of the resulting images.

Oh – and it contains an abundance of full nudity, so puritans beware.

There’s lots of close-up details of the images, though not as amazing as it looked during the editing, thanks to the crap compression output from iMovie.

In the video I’ve also included a visual overview of the Photoshop compositing process to ‘Double bind’, one of the resulting images.

Upon the publication of this, that’s pretty much me sacrificed bare for art, no going back. Hopefully its not in vain and that the video brings some insight!

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Posted in Movies/audio, Press/sponsors, Tutorials/'making of' on May 31st, 2011 | 3 Comments |

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Comments for “Video 2/3: using Phase One for fine art – snake shoot”

    1. jestem
      8:07 pm on June 1st, 2011

      The expression of high detail available from the Phase One (though I suppose that would be medium format in general) is much more apparent here than in 1/3. Perhaps from the content (snake scales, skin pores). The abridged Photoshop time-line was neat to see as well since “Double Bind” is such a fantastic piece. Was there supposed to be some sort of nudity in the video? I didn’t notice.

    2. Bradford
      3:00 am on June 12th, 2011

      It’s not a bad video. But, be aware of sound. Sound is so crucial in films and video. I noticed sound levels that were way off on your VO and it takes a viewer out of the moment. Perfect sound is hard to attain, but you need to get your sound levels from one VO to the other as close as possible.

      In editing, it’s all about timing and tempo. For some reason this video didn’t execute it that well. Practice makes perfect. :) )

    3. Sobayatty
      9:37 pm on October 2nd, 2011

      The final image is unquestionably one of your best works. It fully accomplished your goal of capturing an ancient theme in a totally modern way. The technical quality of the image matches the exquisite artistic vision.

      You have, indeed, unflinchingly “bared” yourself for art here. You are a perfectly lovely young woman and certainly have nothing to fear about your appearance, but it took obvious courage to be so open. I have noticed that courage and self-confidence develop as I have viewed your images over time. I think the dedication to art and the willingness to be completely open in accomplishing that art is highly commendable. However, I will never allow your art, no matter how impressive, to prevent me from admiring the simple, essential beauty of your undraped form

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