Some people see pilots as fearless, confident, arrogant, but they are no different than you or me, just willing to put it all on the line to keep our warbirds legacy alive at their own personal sacrifice.
This mini doc. is to show what it’s like to be a warbird pilot. These guys are keeping our history alive by flying and maintaining these legacy aircraft for future generations. Some of these guys were born into the life style, while others that have worked their way into the small community. Most pilots come off as fearless, confident, and sometimes arrogant but there is a reason for this. Fear can get you killed up in the air but confidence can get you home safely! We explore the aspects of flying these birds, the bad/difficult parts, the passion behind it/why they do it, the tragedies, the joys and the fears of this life style. John-Curtiss Paul talks about the life of maintaining and flying the old birds but also the life he potential leaves behind with each flight. There are only a handful of people in the world that are even capable of doing what John-Curtiss Paul does.
Directed by - Rob W. Scribner
Director of Photography - Rob W. Scribner
Producer - Melissa Thompson, John-Curtiss Paul
Camera Operators - Rob W. Scribner, Melissa Thompson
Editor - Rob W. Scribner
Post Audio Producer - Eric Bower
Talent - John-Curtiss Paul, Mark Peterson, Chauncey Reese, Gavin Thompson, Sander Curtiss Paul
Music From - The Music Bed
Music By -
Troy Anderson - Open Arms
Dexter Britain - Did you feel
Mark Doubleday - Sunrise
Most of this project was filmed on the FS100 but we also use a 7D, 60D, and Go-pro Footage. The FS100 was the A cam; we did not have a ton of lenses to work with…mainly the 18-200mm Sony E-mount and a 20mm Sony E-mount 2.8 which worked great for fast shooting. The trick for us was making good use of the Tiffen ND filters. We shot all the interviews at 24p and most of the Broll in 60p (S & Q). There were a few times I change to 1080 60p internal to the cam because I wanted to capture audio that I could use later in post but also want to slow it down to 24p. The 7D, which was our B cam also had a stock lens, the 18-135mm Canon EF. This was also the cam we used for the time-lapse shots. We had to be scrappy when making this project which was actually really fun. The project was finished up and edited in Premiere Pro CC.
Experience the beauty of Mt. Everest at night in time-lapse. While most climbers slept, I attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer while climbing to the top of the world.
Here’s a bit of what I endured at the end to make this possible: eliasaikaly.com/2013/05/into-the-death-zone/
One of the most rewarding parts of the journey was being able to share it with thousands of students on findinglife.ca
This time lapse video is comprised of thousands of photographs, processed and assembled on Mt. Everest.
Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II
-Canon 2.8 16-35mm
-Canon 2.8 24-70mm
-Canon 2.8 70-200mm (which was way to heavy to carry beyond 6400M)
-TL Remote was purchased off eBay
Edited in Final Cut Pro
Processed in Adobe LightRoom
Movies compiled in Quicktime
Music: A Heartbeat away purchased on goo.gl/AJZcM
I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
5 day time-lapse of Mural Artist Sarah Hout completing a mural at the Kifle Shoe Boutique on High Street in Columbus Ohio. #3M3W #sarahthehout @JDeCampPhoto
Music by Andrew Clark.
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An interesting find at a garden store. Combination tin deer fan and piggybank???
(http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366) #JDeCampPhoto (at Barnes Nursery)
Someday soon your going to be a big strong plant!
(http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366) #JDeCampPhoto (at ScottsMiracle-Gro World Headquarters)
So much memory. So little time. Doing my quarterly “I’m gonna to wipe you out” low level formatting of all my chips.
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This is a montage of timelapses taken around Louisville, Kentucky over the course of roughly a year and a half.
I started this project off on February 28, 2012 and took my last shot on September 13, 2013.
Through this video I’ve explored more of Louisville than I ever thought I would, and met some friendly people along the way.
This was originally going to be my first timelapse video, but I didn’t have enough to finish it in 2012. While waiting for leaves to return to the trees in Louisville, I headed to eastern Kentucky and shot for a week around there and released the second timelapse video I started on before releasing this one. When you don’t place a time limit on yourself you can get some really good shots, but end up taking a long time to make something as close to perfect as possible.
If you want to read some stories behind a selection of shots check out my site at:
Music is provided by “Interstates”
Footage is available for licence at up to 5K resolution @ oceanllama.com/?page_id=184
If you have any questions or comments message me or write something out below.
Here are some technical aspects of the video.
Manfrotto 535 legs
Sachtler FSB-8 head
Kessler Pocket Dolly Ver1
Kessler Shuttle Pod Mini
Oracle controller and motors
Adobe Production Premium CS6
2 x 2TB Hard Drives
610GB worth of photos
208.9 hours of shooting/driving/set up time
40 hours of edit time roughly
79 hours color correcting
20 hours on final exports
10 hours figuring out analytics
357.9 hours spent on video not including:
Shoots I didn’t even bother to capture
Rendering each scene into a video file from a series of still photos
Of the 120 locations I saved, 79 made it into the final video.
If anyone really wants to see the locations of any of the spots I’ve included a spreadsheet that include Google Maps locations at the following link:
Time-lapse camera #1 tagged and bagged - great shit of the start. Countdown to a Cure - May 17, 2014 - Come out and support the cause - We are a proud sponsor of the Komen Race for the Cure. (http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366) #JDeCampPhoto #KomenColumbus #CbusRFTC #AsSeenInColumbus #614 (at Komen Columbus Race For The Cure)
Time-lapse camera #2 set - looking down Thunder Alley. Countdown to a Cure - May 17, 2014 - Come out and support the cause - We are a proud sponsor of the Komen Race for the Cure. (http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366) #JDeCampPhoto #KomenColumbus #CbusRFTC #AsSeenInColumbus #614 (at Hyatt Regency Columbus)
An orange vest and a hard hat lets you park anywhere. (http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366) #JDeCampPhoto #AsSeenInColumbus #614 (at Hyatt Regency Columbus)
Time-lapse camera #5 set - the turn to the finish. Thanks Columbus Commons! Countdown to a Cure - May 17, 2014 - Come out and support the cause - We are a proud sponsor of the Komen Race for the Cure. (http://www.JamesDeCamp.com | 614-367-6366) #JDeCampPhoto #KomenColumbus #CbusRFTC #AsSeenInColumbus #614 (at Columbus Commons)