Believe it or not, I have just become familiar with RSS feeds! For as much as I read all of my favorite photographer's blogs, other blogs, and all your other random pages that are updated frequently or infrequently, I am amazed that after seeing the RSS Feed icon for such a long time, I have just now become hip to RSS readers.
So why am I writing about RSS readers? I have made it a goal to keep up with my blog here since I've created it, but like most of us I do get busy and behind with much of my work. Thus, my RSS feed! If you add my blog to your
RSS reader, you'll never miss a new post even if you stopped checking my site due to inactivity. You can find the link for the RSS feed either right here to the left of this paragraph, or a smaller version of this icon at the bottom left hand corner of my blog.
|So what have I been up to lately since my last post after Sara Davenport's shoot? Well, JPZ Photography-wise I shot both stills and video for a graduation/school play with my friend Josh Schipono from Hemmed Up Dot Com. Unfortunately I don't have any material I can show publicly. I also shot a short film playing the role of Director of Photography for Richmond's 48 Hour Film Project with the crew from Hemmed Up Dot Com. This is the second 48 Hour Film Project I have done working with those guys, the first one being in DC back in June, and we did a 72 Hour last year in Frederick, MD. Unfortunately both the 72 Hour and this last 48 Hour we did not make the 72/48 hour deadline and we were disqualified, but we did make June's 48 Hour and even made it to the last Honorable Mention portion of the region's festival. I've got to tell you something,|
these festivals are definitely a white knuckled ride into a gauntlet testing skill, time management, and workflow stamina! The Hemmed Up Dot Com crew was, and always is a great pleasure to work with and its always great fun! They're very creative and driven individuals, and its just great working with other creatives and using my still photography skill set and seamlessly translating into motion cinematography. Of course there are differences, but that's part of the kick I get out of learning a new skill set and even using tricks from one to bring to the other.
As soon as our film from the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project is posted online, I will be sure to post a link for you all to see. As bummed as the crew and I are about not making the deadline and being disqualified, I have this to tell you... If you always succeed in all your goals you set, you are not aiming high enough.
|Here is Death Pool, the short film I helped shoot and was Director of Photography on. This is the short from Hemmed Up Dot Com that made Washington, D.C.'s 48 Hour Project's Honorable Mention.|