"Blueberries Rushes": At our June meeting it was my impression that we had the pleasant experience of "doers"
and "viewers" working harmoniously. We got a big kick from viewing the "rushes" and then seeing how two of our members selected
their shots to make storyboards.
Did we take enough cutaways and reaction shots fro "inserts?"
Memory-stick: Blueberries! Old Dave's going back a bit, wafting through the chambers of memory, recalling the
times when many of us took a tripod, a movie camera and a stills camera along on a vacation.
The exposed rolls of 35mm film (or 120 size) went off to Kodak, an E6 Lab or a print lab and the movie boxes to the
movie lab. It was sure a thrill to relive the happy events, as we viewed carefully-exposed, pin-sharp images on a silver screen!
Then the paraphernalia got stuffed away. More boxes of slides on the shelves, projectors and screen into the closet,
MORE 4 x 6 photos lovingly placed in albums and stacked on another shelf. But, all too true, for many of us, seldom retreived
And if unsuspecting guests were lured into visiting us, we'd lock the doors, fool around for an hour setting up the show,
have a few false starts (and a few more double whiskeys!) and the slide show would roll. Luckily for the visitors they could
nod off or yawn in the darkness, as we, as hosts yapped on and on about vacation events. And, as for photo prints, how could
it be possible for a group of people to simultaneously view 4 x 6 prints in an album, where a photo, for example, showed Uncle
Paul's smile the size of a pin head!
First thing first: If any of us club members can't live with the comparatively lously image-resolution that TV
produces, then read no further! TV is a Lo-res medium.
First do what a video camera is supposed to do: shoot your video movie.
As a "side" activitiy, now, take some still shots, some of which may even find their way into your movie.
Think of it: 350 (TV-Quality) images on one piece of plastic, the lenght of two postage stamps and 2 mm thick. Push it
into your Sony Video camera, click, click, click away and view your still shots immediately on the LCD pull-out screen.
After you get home, view the shots, save or delete with an uncomplicated push of the index finger, or view all of your
still photos via a firewire into your editor or via an S- or Composite wire into a TV monitor. Even at a motel!