So I tried my hand and Tech Reviews. Here is where we are right now.
Scott earned new legos this week while potty training. We shot this one a little differently since I was without my T4i for the time being. FYI Apple HDV will not work in Adobe Premiere on a PC. Super Lame… Thanks Apple for that joy.
The videos I have been making with my son serve several purposes, First they are a bit of speech therapy for my son (he is autistic), Second they allow him to show off his new legos that he earned with a week of good behavior at school. Third they serve as a creative outlet for myself. We have made several more videos since the last post, so here they are.
Ok, so I am mostly to blame but I also blame a little show called EvanTubeHD for getting my son so interested in Legos. Our first video was done in home and with no lighting equipment. For his second video I stepped up our game and took him to our studio and set up a sweet stage for him to do his show. We shot it all on the T4i and on my Russian Helios 44-2. The first one was on the crappy stock lens that comes with the camera. So here are the videos!
I made the upgrade to my editbay now I’ve updated my camera. I recently picked up a Canon T4i, it’s a DSLR that shoots HD video. In addition to the camera I picked up a Rokinon Cine 85mm lens. Here are a couple videos I shot and color graded.
They are best viewed with HD toggled.
So my editbay is complete and up and running. I’m happy to have a solid system that I build myself. Don’t ask me how to do it or to do it for you (it was not easy).
We have been cable TV free for 2 years now and it’s still awesome. There are more streaming options out there and more on the way. Roku has gotten better as well, we picked up a Roku 2 and its faster and cleaner then our original one. Streaming services keep adding content, Netflix recently added a new original series that is only on Netflix. “House of Cards” is as good as any cable series, it’s well made. With director David Fincher it’s on par with all of his feature film work.
My little family has been keeping me very busy, Scott my son who has autism keeps us on our toes. My daughter is a little princess. Scott has become a big adventurer recently with his new love of Star Tours the ride at Disneyland. On our last trip to Disneyland Scott rode Space Mountain. As we pulled back into the loading area his eyes were wide as if he had had them like that the whole way. It took him a few minutes to process it all, when I asked him what he wanted to do he enthusiastically said “Roller Coaster!” Alice on the other hand like the slow rides, she loves Dumbo and the carousel. It has taken her some time to want me instead of mommy all the time. She now calls me Mama and Katie she calls Mom. Sometimes she calls Katie “dad” but if you ask here where is dad she points at me. She is a silly.
Well so far I have stabilized the system, about to shake things up with a new main SSD or Hybrid Drive. Finally my software is on it’s way and I can start picking up some more side work. Woot!
Ok, my initial build went FANTASTIC, it works the drivers work. My one flaw so far is the size of the SSD. 60gig is a bit too small. When Windows takes up 40gig there is not much left for apps. I managed to get Premiere and AE on it with only 4 gig to spare.
On my waiting list is some extra HDD, and the video card. Gonna shop around for the best deal on that one.