Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

Seattle Theater Group Promo

This video is for The Neptune Theater in Seattle. Produced by Block My Eye Films. It was a really fun couple of days in an amazingly wonderful remodeled theater. Thanks to Ryan Adams for the opportunity too.

Neptune ‘The Club’ Promo/Lobby Loop from Ian Lucero on Vimeo.

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Kicks For Cranes

This was a really fun experimental documentary.

I have always loved making films that border between documentary and fiction. In the 90’s and early 2000’s my films would have fallen squarely in what literary types called Creative Nonfiction. So, when I was approached by Matt Cibelli to help him with Kick’s For Cranes the concept immediately struck a cord.

The film turned out to be a real gem. Kicks For Cranes even got a write up in New York Magazine.

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The Parlotones

The South African Band The Parlotones made a swing through Seattle and I was lucky enough to get some shots of them. Unfortunately the venue wasn’t the best as there is a giant pole in the middle of the stage. Be sure to check out the photos I took of them on their prior tours.

You can see two sets of shots of them from the High Dive Set #1 and Set #2 in Seattle from a year ago. And a photo set from The Showbox Sodo and an interview with singer Kahn Morbee on Flotzam.com.

Twitter: @parlotones

Journey Through The Shadows on iTunes

Push Me To The Floor (single) on iTunes

 

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Where do we go from here?

I have the wonderful opportunity to shoot a feature toward the end of Summer 2012. The movie has a decent budget and the director is really excited to shoot film. Whenever I find a director that is just as enthusiastic about film as me the fire in my belly burns just a bit warmer.

The issue now is that all of my local resources seem to have dried up.

The ability to have a start to finish local workflow may soon be a thing of the past.

Stay tuned and join me in the new post-film world.

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More Thoughts on Digital

 

Despite the fact that I think of my self as a young guy I can remember “Mikey” tv ads, VHS rental when the store also rented players, Laserdisc, DVD and Divx wars, the wide acceptance of HD TV. More over the migration from film toward digital imaging.

By no means does this mean that I am a Luddite and want to keep my head deep in the sand as the world passes me by. It’s more that the progression of the world doesn’t seem so progressive. You go from grabbing a roll of film and knowing its look and feel, making a choice in seconds–Now, a picture is made but it’s not ready for until someone spends hours in front of a screen just to get it look like right. Then more time to get it to look good on paper.

There was darkroom time in the bygone days but it seems that to take a photo from light to paper takes longer in the era of 1’s and 0’s.

Many will say that the darkroom has simply been replaced by the screen. But, I don’t see it that way. The darkroom was an effiencent place where you would print a test strip and go. Or, at least for me. But, I would also try to work with the same film and paper and developed an understanding of what results I would get in all matter of conditions.

Retouching seems to take hours to do something as simple as building the overall look and feel of the image. What could be made in the time it takes to load a camera to get the contrast, grain, hue, saturation, vibrance now is done in hours in a chair. What was built in by Fuji, Ilford, Kodak is now in the eyes of the viewer at the desk or coffee shop.

But, as Pathé said “The March of Time!

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