The Quiet City: Winter in Paris

Info from vimeo:

Claire and I recently took a trip to France, and I filmed this during our time in Paris. Until this trip, I had only ever experienced Paris in the summer and I was struck by just how different the city is when most of us tourist are gone. We were equipped with our metro and museum passes and were able to easily access most places of interest without even waiting in line. It was incredible! We were even given a private tour of the École du Louvre. Thanks Elisabeth!

The weather wasn’t always perfect, but our experience was totally different and unique. Now I’m truly curious to visit the city in other seasons. Maybe a trip during the Fall someday?

I continue to be amazed by the little camera that could, aka the the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I have yet to shoot ProRes or DNxHD, though I’ve seen amazing footage that was shot in the compressed modes. For me it’s all about the uncompressed raw. It’s not the easiest or fastest format to work with in post, but it allows me to color grade the images to get exactly the look I’m after.

I had the latest firmware for this shoot and put the timelapse feature to use. It’s not going to replace a DSLR for serious timelapse work, but it is an amazing companion in my opinion. It can shoot consistently at higher frame rates than a DSLR can sustain, so shots where you only want a subtle timelapse effect are achievable. You can also shoot with longer intervals, but the slowest shutter speed is still only 1/24th of a second so shots become less smooth the longer your interval is. Ideally, you’d want to be closer to a 180 degree shutter.

Music: Spiegel im Spiegel composed by Arvo Pärt

Camera and Lenses: -Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF -Sigma 8-16mm -Canon 24-70mm -Canon 50mm 1.4 -Canon 70-200 IS II

Nokia City Lens for Nokia Lumia: Augmented Reality Browser (Beta)

Nokia City Lens http://nokia.ly/Im17jr instantly connects you to all of the places you’re looking for—and even more importantly—gets you there exactly when and how you want to. Now available on Nokia Betalabs.

Just landed in town and looking for a good restaurant? Interested in checking out the local museum or theater? Time to hit the nearest transit station to catch a ride uptown?  No longer is finding your chosen destination a hassle—whether you’re in a new city or your hometown.
Now you can simply launch Nokia City Lens on your phone to easily find all the places you want to go. City Lens instantly reveals what you’re looking for on your phone’s camera display, no matter if it’s down the street or just around the corner.

You simply tap your chosen destination on your screen to conveniently access walking directions, make a reservation, or learn more detailed information about the locale.

SimCity

SimCity is an online city building simulation game from Maxis Studios.  It is the quiessential city builder franchise that started a genre.
SimCity is back and bigger than ever with a new 3D world to create and control and multi-player to play with your friends for the first time.

Do you still remember SimCity 2000?