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Posts Tagged: San Francisco


I recently finished editing this video for my friend Alex Pinto of a performance he did way back in November at Viracocha in San Francisco. With the help of Tim Howarth and Tim Finn, we filmed Alex’s set with two Canon 7D’s for close ups and a Canon XH-A1 for the wide, as well as a Zoom Hn4 for the sound. Although the main goal of this shoot was to film the show, the challenge was that we ultimately wanted to edit one of the songs into a music video — we just didn’t know what song. This was a little tricky because our 7D’s have limited space in the amount of continuous footage we could capture on the cards.

Essentially, short of purchasing several larger CFs, we opted for capturing a bunch of “generic” close ups throughout each song of the set in hopes that we could use the footage regardless of what song we ended up featuring in the end. For unique shots, we tried to rotate the 7D’s on the fly for filming solos and whatnot for each song. Tricky stuff for filming within a small space with low light where the only communication we could use between cameramen was with hand gestures, but I think the end result came out alright! Be sure to check out Alex Pinto’s website¬†and listen to his music. It’s cool beans!


Here’s a video I made for funzo of the drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to Boulder via I-80 in an old school Volvo 240 DL. Twas good times! Equipment: Canon 7D


Robot Destroyer (my buddy Chris D. and I) spent 2 weeks with Medea Sirkas documenting this legendary San Francisco Bay Area dance group at Rock the School Bells 3 and Pro-Am International Hip Hop Conference in 2010. Equipment Used: Canon XL2, Sony Mini DV handheld camera someone loaned us