Stills in Motion DVD

Last time I disappeared from the 'radar' I made a DVD titled 'Location Lighting' 
So it is time for another....
Followers of this blog will have heard me talk about reinventing oneself on the photographic journey to stay ‘fresh’
The HD DSLR, notably the Canon 5d Mk II, has opened up considerable possibilities and has inspired me like nothing else in a very, very long time. I go 'off on one' about it on Scott Kelby's blog
Its virtues and benefits cannot be over emphasised
It is a bright and shiny new world, so to speak
Anyone who doesn't seize the opportunity is missing a trick
The Suzuki Swift ‘Resplect’ ad and the ‘Cinderella’ were important milestones to me in my latest metamorphosis
In the process of shooting these projects I learned a lot, but I found the knowledge not always so easy to come by, involving trawling the internet for many an hour
The info is out there, but it can be a real slog getting to the bottom of it all
And not so much of the info is from a stills photographers perspective either
I met Dennis Lennie of ‘F-Stop Academy’ fame at ‘Converge One’ in December and we spoke about how many film makers and how few stills photographers were harnessing the Canon 5d MkII’s HD capabilities.
So we put our heads together and thought we would try and redress the balance by putting together a training DVD
So in the depths of the cold and dark of January we shot an instructional DVD with the help of Katherine Holley, Peter Payne with models Jay Jessop and Francois Sechet (a bloody good musician turned photographer, check his site out, cool portraits) who bought not one but two Cello's over on the Eurostar from the snow
Here is the result
A Two DVD set
Disc One Covers the Technical side in ‘Fundamentals’
Chapter 1 – Getting Started
Chapter 2 – Core Differences
Chapter 3 – The Look
Chapter 4 – Light
Chapter 5 – Prime Lenses
Chapter 6 – Moving the Camera
Chapter 7 – Other Considerations
Chapter 8 – Cinderella
Disc Two we start ‘Applying the Theory’  we put what we have demonstrated into action, shooting sequences and being very hands on
Disc 2 – Applying the Theory
Chapter 9 – How to Shoot a sequence
Chapter 10 – Pulling it All Together
Chapter 11 – The Business Model
Bonus Features
– Slow Motion
– Time Lapse
– Using a Clapperboard

It is aimed at people like ‘us’ stills guys who are trying to navigate the rocky road of HD DSLR’s and make some sense of it all, with all of the info and knowledge I have acquired so far, everything in one place
We shot the whole thing on a couple of Canon 5d MkII’s and it shows, it looks lovely in terms of sheer quality
Though it is a departure form my previous DVD ‘location Lighting’ in that it is very instructional and all about the learning I do like to think I have injected a massive part of myself into it and anyone who watches it will be able to achieve what I have
Stills photographers have a massive advantage over the vast majority of videographers, we KNOW photography, apertures and shutter speeds and with a little help and knowledge and encouragement I like to think we can shoot some really great movies for our clients or just for fun
The training is available as a download for $97 and $10 extra gets you the DVD plus postage and handling