photo | blog

Mike Kobal

December 22, 2009

Temenos, a very quiet place: Canon 5D mark II, 1080/30p

Filed under: City Life — Tags: , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 1:05 pm

Temenos, a very quiet place: Canon 5D mark II, 1080/30p from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

“The name Temenos is taken from a Greek word meaning the sacred space surrounding a temple or an altar. Carl Jung used this same word to refer to the inner space deep within us where soul-making takes place.” states the first sentence on Temenos’s web page. I just spent the weekend there, the temperature below the freezing point, windy, one foot of snow, no electricity, water or phone/internet connection. Did i miss it? Yes, but only for the first couple of hours. Once the stove heated up and the water (from the well) got hot, everything was good. This place is very quiet and peaceful. Canon 5D2, 4 fully charged batteries (which I kept in my pocket), to keep the weight down I brought the fantastic Canon 70-200mm 4.0, 17-40mm and the Sigma 50mm 1.4 (the only heavy piece of glass). my fingers got stuck on the tripod legs and I had to go inside to warm up about every 15min, leaving the gear outside to avoid condensation on the glass ( I took the battery out every time). It was a challenge to keep the camera from shaking in the wind, esp with the 70-200mm attached. Shot in color and converted to b/w only using the 3way color adjustment in fcp. Music: http://mathieu.lozinguez.free.fr/mp3.html
If you find this information helpful, please consider helping me maintaining this blog by purchasing your gear through my product links to B&H. It will cost you nothing and allows me to keep adding! Thank you.

December 17, 2009

New York City Sounds: Saw Lady: Canon EOS 7D, 1080/24p

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 7:47 pm

NYC Sounds: LIVE Saw Lady: Canon Eos 7D, 1080/24p from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Knowing there was a good chance the Saw Lady would be playing today, I grabbed my gear and headed towards Grand Central Station. I could hear her play long before I spotted her. Please let me introduce you to the Saw Lady. The Instrument is based on a large logging saw, despite her peaceful appearance the NYC Police slammed her with a $150 fine and she had to have the teeth removed from the blade. She insists it does not effect the sound, visually of course, I would have preferred a real saw! Shot handheld, Canon 7D, 17-40mm, Iso 1600, Sennheiser MKE400. Merry Christmas! If you find this information helpful, please consider helping me maintaining this blog by purchasing your gear through my product links to B&H. It will cost you nothing and allows me to keep adding! Thank you.

December 15, 2009

Screen Test: Olga Serova: Canon Eos 7D, 1080/24p

Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Beauty — mike.kobal @ 5:04 pm

Screen Test: Olga Serova: Canon Eos 7D from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Shot before our photo session, just for fun and to relax.
(more…)

Incoming search terms:

  • olga serova model

December 5, 2009

New York City Sounds: Underground Music: Canon 7D, 1080/24p

NYC Sounds:LIVE underground:Canon 7D,1080/24p from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Finally got around doing my first subway music sampler video, great talent out there and this is the first of a series. It was a challenge not to get run over, esp during rush hour, poor lighting conditions really called for the Canon 5D mark II but I was set on shooting it in 24p. The 7D holds up very well, most clips ISO1600, 3200, contrast enhancement and b/w conversion in post. Steep curves applied to some clips bring out the noise, no noise reduction applied here since I really like the grainy look for this subject matter. Keeping it raw and real. Shot hand held, mostly, 17-55mm, 12-24mm, 11-16mm, wide open. Sound recorded with Sennheiser MKE 400.I am still waiting to get info for the two first gentlemen who can be found at the 72nd street station and the subway passage from 6th to 7th ave. For now check out the www.undergroundhorns.com
If you find this information helpful, please consider helping me maintaining this blog by purchasing your gear through my product links to B&H. It will cost you nothing and allows me to keep adding! Thank you.

Incoming search terms:

  • Video cannon with sound to look the udeground

Powered by WordPress