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I have been working on a series about some of what sights the beautiful Yuba River has to offer. Thought I would share one.

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Davide Individual Film – Alpe D’huez

Nice video. Makes me want to Skiing!

Davide Desimone

… And finally the mobile video everybody was waiting for!

For this video, a group of friends and I went on the University Ski trip to Alpe D’huez in France. We went with a GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition and GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. I also used footage from my years in Colorado, where I was working at Winter Park Resort.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Catherine Cowdrey

The Grand Budapest Hotel

I recently took a trip to the cinema to see Wes Anderson’s latest film,  The Grand Budapest Hotel. I’d been looking forward to seeing it since seeing the trailer and hearing fantastic reviews from critics and friends alike. It looked it would be all of the things I like – an opulent period setting, a story revolving around a murder (what? I’ve read a lot of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie and unabashedly enjoy what ITV 3 has to offer in the way of detective dramas), and some great visuals. And you know what? The film definitely did not disappoint, in fact, I think it was better than I had anticipated.

The story was great, with fantastic pacing meaning there was never a dull moment. Anderson cleverly managed to tap into comedy caper films of the 1930’s, the era where the main action is set. Anytime the grandeur…

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Mobile Filmmaking

University has introduced me to many things, filmmaking especially.

The most unexpected thing I got introduced to was mobile filmmaking.

Before starting the Social Technologies module this semester, I had a sour opinion of mobile films and mobile photography. After getting used to the results from my DSLR, I could pick out a photo taken on a phone almost every time. I didn’t think it had much of a place in “proper” photography because, quite frankly, it didn’t look nearly as good in a technical sense.

Waiting at the bus stop. Incredibly late for a uni thing. Whoops.

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However, mobile filmmaking and photography isn’t about the quality of the file, lens quality or low light performance. It’s a different way of thinking entirely. Even though quality does still come into it, mobile filmmaking is all about the content. I’ll keep updating this blog post with the films I create over the course of the module. Continue reading

The Photography Show

This past Saturday I attended The Photography Show with my Dad. It was a great experience.

The Photography Show is hosted at Birmingham’s NEC. Many big name brands such as Canon, Nikon and Samsung set up shop to show off their latest technology, gadgets and products. Alongside the big names were a variety of businesses showing their wares, ranging from wedding books, picture frames, canvas prints, DIY toy cameras, studio backdrops (of all shapes and sizes), printing paper, handmade vintage brass lenses and giant monopod-esque poles that almost reached the ceiling!

This is my first photography event. Never before have I seen so many photographers in one place. Massive lenses and lens hoods as far as the eye could see. There I was with my little Yashica.

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