“You have no idea what is coming, and its gonna send us all back to the stone age.”
This being my first movie review, it was a bit challenging to figure out what to talk about. The movie is still relatively new and this is like the 44th time it has been redone, but with better graphics and millions of dollars in budget.
I had my friend, Eric, come up and help me out with this review. While the shoot took about an hour, it took me about 5 hours to edit the whole thing.
Audio is really important when doing a review and so I had to bring out the big guns to ensure top quality. I shot the review using a Canon T3i (my older camera) and my newer Canon 6D. I used a Zoom H4N for audio as well as two other mics to ensure it was top quality. I edited the movie using the Videopad application and used Audacity to improve the audio before piecing the two together. It cost me an entire Sunday morning to get entire done ready.
It was also necessary to script what my talent was going to say. This is really important if you have never done a review as it will ensure the presentation flows giving you more time to add cut scenes for cinematic effects.
All in all we were happy with our first review and we look forward to doing more.
This event was shot at Githurai 44. The location had to be changed that morning and I had a small room to do the shoot and still get the atmosphere of the training. This was a low-budget shoot so I had to improvise and work with whatever could be accommodated in that little space.
I was also careful not to get in the way of the trainer and the trainees. It was necessary to ensure the shots were tasty and avoid getting too close to people’s faces, especially during mealtimes.
Check out the pics (The video is further down the page).
You see, photography is all about the lighting. If you can catch the sun at just the right spot in the sky and be at the right spot, then you have yourself a great photo. Sometimes, you only have a few seconds to get the right shot. For me, I had to get deep into the jungle to get these perfect shots. I had to go through difficult terrain and with barely enough equipment on me, I had to improvise most of the time. Fortunately, I got it.
I had the privilege of attending an evening with the renowned international photographer, Liz Gilbert, at PAWA254.
The place was packed with upcoming and aspiring photographers and Liz was on hand to answer questions and provide her own insights into her 23-year journey as a photographer.
It was a wonderful experience to be in company with Liz whose work has appeared on TIME, Newsweek, and other popular publications. Her work has also been featured across many museums across the world.
Liz has two books under her belt and a documentary feature film entitled “The Last Safari.” This is Liz’s attempt to go back to the communities that she had visited 10 years earlier and show them the pictures she took.
Her experience and her interest in growing young talent was evident in her voice and her enthusiasm to contribute
Hopefully, she will continue to inspire and motivate us to keep doing what we love to do.
I was finally able to make time on a Sunday to edit the video below for the Artsy Mama Creative seminar for stay-at-home moms. Watch the video and a preview of the panelists at the event who showcased their work.
The Artsy Mama event went down on the 26th, February, 2014 at the Michael Joseph Center. The event took place from 11:00 AM till around 3:00 PM.
This was an event by women but not for women alone. Very few men came along (including me), but the place was warm.
The atmosphere was serene and feminine.
A lot of wares were on display as stay-at-home moms showcased what they do right from home and make a living out of it.
We also had a line of 4 panelists who have gone far and beyond and actually put their skills and passions to use. Some of these women have set up businesses and captured the Kenyan corporate market and made a name for themselves.