Tag Archives: Fall Season

Autumn in Provincetown


Autumn in P’town from PIX IN MOTION by Leo Bar on Vimeo.

Filmed on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Provincetown is at the very end of the cape, surrounded by water.
More info about P-Town @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincetown,_Massachusetts
Music: Flare by Doemee :: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/351564/doemee – – Remix by Leo Bar

Autumn golden mist


When the struggle for supremacy between Winter and Autumn – night and day begins to unfold, we can witness amazing events, light, darkness, cold, fog, mist and colors. These are observations beginning with early twilight prior to sunrise and continuing as the day progresses, offering us the richness and beauty of the season.
I hope you’re having a peaceful Autumn, and are getting ready for the Winter.

My thanksgiving wishes to all, for a beautiful season,

Leo
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Music: Troppo lontano da te – Andrea Rossi ::  http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/752163/troppo-lontano-da-te
Remix by Leo Bar
Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Photographed during October, 2012 in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Autumn and creativity block


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As we enter Autumn here in the Northern hemisphere a new waft is in the  air. The nights are cooler, the mornings crisp and foggy, and the days are refreshing. Yet, my creativity and imagination is on hold. I had started a video project dealing with robots, automation, no people involved and it’s stuck at 75%.

Since I like what I do with imagery and music and try to do some each day I decided after a few days of mental blockage to start a new project dealing with kids, child labor, child exploitation and poverty in the 1920’s. After gathering images, research, reading and cranking out a general layout — POOF! mental paralysis.

So I started a third one (Don’t give up, never!) And this one was more cheerful, full of energy and creative juices – – – about tap dancing and some great tappers. As I began making progress on this one, I took some time off, to smell the roses I saw from my window (just blooming and coming out in our garden) So I  began filming and photographing them (Is this a fourth project?)

Please, help! No more false starts… Just allow me to begin, toil and finish at least one of them, PLEASE!! As you can tell, a force greater than myself  has taken over pumping and filling me with new ideas, but not allowing me to proceed to completion. “Got another for you, check this, this and that! What you think? Cool? Isn’t it? And so on…

A break is needed. And so I’ll relax today and try to cook some Thai food (look up some spicy recipes, veggies and seafood!) That’s the ticket!

Bye for now…

Farm promenade


Just a little video about going out to the “country” and finding organic, hydroponic and environmentally friendly small farmers, doing what’s right and what’s trendy.

Had a tough time putting this one together, since once I downloaded the clips I’d shot, noticed that they were too shaky (all that healthy organic stuff, and lots of wind). After 10-12 different tries, found a way to “disguise” the shakiness and make it look halfway decent (not perfect).

Here it is: slow the clip down by 25%, change the gamma by minus 5-10%, apply a slight blur (3%), combine all these and render without compensating for motion blur or resampling. If the first render still looked shaky, repeat again with less % of the same technique. Once I looked closely at the outcome, one could not tell the difference, unless warned.

The trip was a blast, we tried all kinds of goodies, some better than others. We met honest and hard-working people being true to nature and loving it. Not much monetary returns involved yet, but they hope the future will be more rewarding.

Enjoy the trip, outing and food,
Leo

Autumn Backdrop


This is the second installment of an Autumn outing through Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts countryside. We managed to stay out of main roads for most of th trip, hitting small farming communities and less touristy sites. What a wonderful and reinvigorating trip… It’s (my) our favorite season of the year!

I incorporated some of the unusual animals we saw on the way. Also, I made use of multiple screens (split screens) and other light and coloring techniques on this production.

Enjoy the colors and the landscape!
Leo

Colors of Vermont


From a recent trip to Vermont. Went to film, photograph and follow the change of colors. Not much more to say, let the images speak for themselves.

Enjoy,
Leo

Yosemite in Autumn


When Felipe Rojas and me met through Vimeo a few weeks ago, we discussed the possibility of doing a video in collaboration. From concept to reality took a lot of communication, exchanging photographs, ideas, preferences and some video files (that in the end were not used).

The elements used on this project:

  • Our combined photographs from Yosemite
  • Aerial photography with simulated in-flight animation shots (public domain)
  • HDR images from Filip42 @ Flickr (CC Attribution 3.0)
  • Paintings from early 20th. century: C. Gordon-Cumming, Thomas Hill and Albert Bierstadt

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The project began taking shape slowly and the communication became more fluid and focused as we made progress. In the meantime we both had other pressing issues in our lives that we had to attend to with care and attention. Despite all that we pushed the ball forward.

See this video at: http://www.vimeo.com/7263360

As the first draft took shape, Felipe begun the tedious part of editing, music selection, sequence, rejects, adds and changes. Slowly now, we started expressing our styles, opinions, and preferences. From these discussions we agreed to make a series of changes and the second draft surfaced within days. After a few more subtle touches and adjustments the final production was wrapped up and posted to Vimeo within 2 days.

We both liked the outcome, and felt good about our effort. We agreed that if time and conditions allow, we may do another one in the future.

I personally enjoyed working with Felipe, since we both had an opportunity to practice our rusty Spanish, and have a few laughs. Above all though, it was a revelation to read and listen to another voice regarding a project in motion. This was refreshing, since I always work in a vacuum, until the video is finalized and published. Then for the first time I get to hear feedback from my viewers.

We hope you enjoy this clip as much as we enjoyed making it.