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May 29, 2009

Silentium Est Aureum, Nikon D90 + Lensbaby

Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Beauty — mike.kobal @ 8:14 am


SILENTIUM EST AUREUM Nikon D90 + Lensbaby from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Not much I can say about this one, just sit back and enjoy the next 60 sec! Got the idea after stumbling across Buster Keaton clips. Arri lights, black backdrop, Lensbabies with plastic lens, single glass and double glass. I really like the plastic lens effect, gives a nice glow. Of course this can be done in post, just does not look the same and takes longer. This session wa a lot of fun, this is Lee at her best! Nikon D90. Royalty free music from Twistedtracks.com.

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May 24, 2009

NYC Spring Day: Nikon D90

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 11:45 am


NYC Spring Day from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

After many days of rain we finally had a nice spring day. The urge to go outside was irresistible, I grabbed my D90, a few lenses and headed towards Union square late in the afternoon. Lots of people enjoying themselves. I was lucky that day to be invisible. Unfortunately I don’t have control over it, some days it works, some it does not, and on those days when it does not work, I don’t get anything. CAUTION: In case you are offended by nudity in abstract form – please close your eyes at 0:34 sec you can re-open them at 0:39 sec.
Lenses used: 70-200mm 2.8, 75-150mm 3.5, 17-35mm 2.8 and 58mm 1.4 (voigtlander). Most shots from Union Square, a few other clips mixed it. jazzanova – the remixes 1997-2000 – 06 – karma – high priest. Enjoy!

May 13, 2009

Alexa: Nikon D90

Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 1:30 am


Alexa from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Alexa, another Nikon D90 hybrid project. Not enough time to shoot lots of video, mainly photos this time, and uhmmm, ja, lensbabies again. We shot it in the evening on my friend’s rooftop in Brooklyn, to access it, we climbed out the kitchen window. Very windy. A good tripod (preferably with additional weight hanging from it) is a must. Silver/white reflectors. Music: Love her madly, The Doors. (couldn’t help it)

May 1, 2009

Do You Understand? Nikon D5000 and D90 video

Filed under: City Life,Models Fashion — mike.kobal @ 9:23 am


Do you understand? from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

A few moments in Lee’s life, two days of shooting. Lets call it micro movie, it is only 90 seconds. Nikon D5000 for low angle (the swivel LCD comes in handy, just a bit small) and the D90 for most other scenes, this is the first time I shot everything with lensbabies. Music: “Sharp Darts” by The Streets. Hope you enjoy!

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