A while back I got a call from a cousin of mine. He was in need of some video work for a new product he and a friend were developing.
They are both avid tennis players and began to create a product that could make tennis play a little more efficient. I agreed to lend a hand and shoot some footage of the new invention.
It has been months since I shoot this and earlier this week, my cousin sent over the finalized video. I shot all of it handheld with no other supports. I liked the way it turned out. I don't play tennis, but the product looks pretty cool.
Recently, I had a surprise visit from my friends Arika and Alan. They were on a day trip from Santa Barbara. We were going to meet up for dinner at one of the countless Korean BBQ places in the city.
They stopped by and I proposed that we do a quick video portrait. The sun was setting so we had to act fast. I like to think on my feet so I worked quickly to try to get set up.
The sun set a little faster than anticipated but we forged ahead. I was interested in doing a video portrait with one, a couple and two, non-actors.
I almost wasn’t going to post this, but I didn’t want it to go to waste. Even though it didn’t turn out 100% the way I’d like, I figure it is a learning process and with each one I do the better they will become.
Also, the city skyline was enough not to just let this sit on a hard drive.