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

Fragile Italian Glass Snowboard

Signal Snowboards’ Founder Dave Lee leaves the factory to travel across the sea to an Italian glass factory to create a handmade glass snowboard—the most delicate build to date! The glass snowboard is cut, pressed, tempered, and ever so carefully transported to the slopes. Signal Snowboards Italian team rider Giorgio “Iannino” Morell takes it for the all important test ride at Abetone ski resort in Tuscany. See how this glass artwork performs under pressure—will it slide or shatter?