Mike Kobal

December 22, 2009

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

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
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  1. Absolutely beautiful Mike, pulled me into the screen, I could feel the cold.

    Fantastic work, well done


    Comment by Tony Austin — December 22, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

  2. thanks Tony!

    Comment by mike.kobal — December 22, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

  3. Nice work, Mike.

    I actually went to London to film the Spirit of Christmas with the 5D and Zacuto tactical shooter kit: http://bit.ly/6dOucd

    Keep it up!

    Regards from Holland,


    Comment by Richard van den Boogaard — December 28, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

  4. Very nice clip with which software you produce the clip ???


    Comment by Robert — December 29, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

  5. thanks guys. fcp.

    Comment by mike.kobal — December 29, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

  6. Please let me know what software you prefer for cutting your Videos and which Computer you use Mac ?? PC ?? Thanks Robert

    Comment by Robert — January 6, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

  7. Very nice… Had to get up and put my coat on. I could almost feel the cold.

    Comment by Steve Crutchfield — January 7, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

  8. hehe, thanks Steve! @Robert, using FCP on mac.

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 7, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

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