Oct 30, 2007

Golf industry trade show photos

Reed Exhibitions' annual Golf Merchandising Show brings together golf pros and those who market to them to plan what will be new and hot on golf courses next year. Exhibits range from clothing style to golf simulator tech to golf ball recovery services. 350 photos over 2 days will provide plenty of material for marketing next year's show. A great new f2.8 200 mm stabilized telephoto lens made it easier to get casual shots.

Oct 18, 2007

Machine tool trade show photos and video

500 photos, 3 hours of HDV video, 5 miles of walking in the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, to capture the essence of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' (SME) Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS). The photos will become promotional material for print and the web. The video will find a home on the internet promoting the show's next incarnation. Keynote audio will become a Podcast. A sample clip will be posted here when available.

Oct 14, 2007

A story about Inuit Art and Story Telling

Two curators from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection collaborated on a book and exhibition that features Inuit art and stories. Videotaped in the Gallery, this video features the authors, Shelly Falconer and Shawna White, reading excerpts from the book and shots of some of the art displayed in the Gallery.

The video clip is posted on YouTube as a promotional vehicle, and also on the gallery website. This blog features a Flash Video version served from www.beachdigital.com.

Oct 8, 2007

Greenscreen Politician

Don Duvall is a local election candidate who wanted to use YouTube to get his message out. He was videotaped in his office in front of a green screen, and then composited with background stills and video to support his message.

The green screen was a Lastolite popup with just one additional light. Shot in HDV, down-converted to YouTube friendly 4x3 SD in camera, the footage was keyed using Adobe Ultra CS3 (formerly Serious Magic). That software is indeed, Serious Magic. Keyed in 5 mouse clicks.