BTS: The Waterfall Shot from “So Mote It Be”

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Last May I was approached by local Nashville Artist Persephone Godwin to create a music video for her song “So Mote It Be”. The song is very spiritual and dreamy and Persephone is a water sign, so she wanted to have a strong water element throughout the video. As luck would have it, my friend and I had just gone down to Machine Falls to test out some new equipment, so we instantly had images in our head of Persephone standing in front of the falls.

Video from Machine Falls that we turned into a short vignette.


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Grading Blackmagic DNG footage using Lightroom 4

I saw a post over on Philip Bloom’s site describing a workflow for grading the Blackmagic Camera’s footage in Photoshop, so I immediately wanted to start playing with the sample footage to see what I could do with it.

All the footage in my video can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Forum. They graciously offered the Raw files up for everyone to play with, and I jumped at the chance.

I’ve been using Lightroom since it first came out and think it’s THE best tool in my photography workflow. The ease and speed at which you can dramatically change the…

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Machine Falls

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In addition to photography, I love making videos. A couple of months ago, I went out to Machine Falls and recorded some video with one of my friends and my business partner, Clay. We were mainly just testing out some new lenses, then we decided to turn those test shots into a sort of music video that tells the story of the how the water flows. Whatch in HD & Enjoy!

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