Posts Tagged ‘Video’

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Lighting is the Key!

January 1, 2016

In the world of media production (unless a person is dealing strictly with audio) lighting is key. While the amount of light used can set a different tone for the scene you are filming or photographing it all basically comes down to the fact that you need a measure of light to start. Still and video cameras have improved over the last decade being able to capture usable (if not clean) images even in low light situations. I often come across astounding stats about the ability of certain cameras to captures “more latitude” or “greater dynamic range” and the price point of these cameras are ever dropping well past the $10k or even $5k price point. But you still need to start off with some light and sometimes I’ve found it downright difficult to get the right amount of light in the right places. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Are consumers clamoring for 4K video?

June 26, 2014

Video camera capable of capturing 4K are available from Canon, JVC, Panasonic and Sony. YouTube had offered the ability to stream 4k footage for a few years now and projectors and televisions capable of showing 4K are currently on the market from various companies. Most major Non-Linear Editors (NLE) (Premier, Final Cut and Vegas) offer the ability to edit 4K video.  So where are the consumers asking for 4k footage? Where is the market for these devices? HD has been out for over two decade and the time is ripe for something new! Right? Read the rest of this entry ?

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“The Other Side of Ministry” Documentary

June 24, 2014

For quite some time I have had the desire to create a documentary. I don’t want to create one just for the sake of saying “I’ve produced a documentary” but to have a real world impact with what I record, edit and ultimately release. After the work I’ve done with the testimonial Building the Ark I realize that there is an opportunity to create something even bigger. Through out my years working with different churches I have realized that there is a group of individuals who are crucial to the ministry of the church but who’s stories often go unnoticed. I’m speaking specifically of minister’s spouse. These are the people who stand side by side, supporting their spouses’ ministries through thick and thin and seeing another side of the Gospel that we don’t often see. By producing “The Other Side of Ministry” I am giving the spouses an opportunity to share their joys, pains, triumphs and heartache with the rest of us who may not know what they go through on a regular basis. I have heard the stories from a few spouses over the years and I know that they have amazing stories to tell and these stories should be need to be told. I have heard from missionaries who have lost their husbands to accidents in far off places but they continued the work that was started working through immense pain. I have heard stories of victory through faith during supremely difficult times! These stories need to be shared to encourage others and I want to bring these stories out.

The work has begun as 2 letters have been drafted. The first letter goes out to various ministerial spouses around the DMV (Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area) where the intial round of interviews will take place. I have not placed a cap on the number of spouses I will interview but I hope to start out with at least 10 individuals from as many denominations as possible.  The second letter will go out to those who may be interested in donating to the documentary to help defray the various costs that arise when making films. A crowd sourcing page will be created to give people the opportunity to support the blessing that I am praying that this documentary provides to those who will be touched by the testimonies that will be recorded.

I plan for “The Other Side of Ministry” to be more than just another YouTube video. I intend on entering the final product into film festivals as a means of advertising and then preparing it for distribution across any medium I can get it into. This is the ministry that I have been called to and  plan to follow it to the best of my ability.

If you are interested in being a part of “The Other Side of Ministry” either as an on-screen participant or a donor please contact me through Twitter” (@rbaker_spaceage-llc.com) or on our Facebook page. I hope to hear from you!

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Important Information

April 17, 2013

So SpaceAge Consulting has decided to take on a project unlike anything we have done before.

We have chosen to work with Chosen Vessels (www.globalvessels.org) and travel with them to their upcoming missionary trip to Arusha, Tanzania to support Havilah Village Children’s Orphanage. Our project would involve traveling with the group in July of 2013 and documenting the work being done to support those children at the orphanage.

We are currently raising money for the travel, equipment and insurance cost that would be involved in such an endeavor. Not only will this be a chance to do something that we haven’t done before (film a documentary on location) but it would give us the opportunity to do some good as we highlight a need that is real and bring attention to those less fortunate than ourselves.

If you are interested in donating to the project please let us know. If you have any suggestions on equipment we could/should bring feel free to provide that information as well. Currently I am looking into using the Canon XF100 along with testing out the Canon 6D and a 24-105 lens. I understand that may seem very Canon heavy but it is what I’m used to and I know what works and doesn’t work. I would hate to travel to Africa and discover the equipment I have cannot do the job we need it to do.

While I would love to work with Red equipment (or the Canon C300) it is just not within the budget. I would consider a Blackmagic Cinema Cam as their Production cam will not be available in time for the trip.

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Coming Soon!

April 16, 2013

As promised I will have a video review of the JVC GC-PX100 soon. I have put in my rental order to Lensrentals.com and it should be here on April 18th. I’ll take it through various environments over the 4 days that I have it and put together a video blog and some final words about the experience.

As always, stay tuned…

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Artist Profile – Featuring Harold Watson

April 15, 2013

http://bit.ly/Take2_HW

Video Interviews shedding the spotlight on local, up and coming musicians, singers, authors and performers.