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Title: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 25, 2004, 12:25:47 AM
some of these may be re-runs.

 a short assignment for class (http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/whammies.mpg) where I had to portray pain in exactly a minute.
 a short fight I shot and helped choreographed (http://neo-modus.com/stuntpeople/pete/rehearsal2.mpg)

some songs recorded on my little computer mic:
better tune next time (http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/better.mp3)
never been to moldau (http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/moldau6.mp3)
can you feel the love tonight (http://neo-modus.com/stuntpeople/pete/canyoufeel1.mpg), by the popular request of one person.

that's all for now, I'll post the short stories later.
Title: random stuff
Post by: cine on April 25, 2004, 01:40:48 AM
Where's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"? I doubt a lot of people saw that.
Title: random stuff
Post by: El Duderino on April 25, 2004, 01:47:29 AM
i did, and it's fucking classic!
Title: random stuff
Post by: Chest Rockwell on April 25, 2004, 05:57:11 AM
Though I've already seen most of it, good stuff, pete. Can you Feel the Love Tonight was hilarious.
Title: random stuff
Post by: Sleuth on April 25, 2004, 06:06:07 PM
Better Tune Next Time is greaaaaat
Title: random stuff
Post by: El Duderino on April 25, 2004, 08:04:06 PM
pete, how long did it take to film the fight scene?
Title: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 25, 2004, 11:09:03 PM
an hour.
Title: random stuff
Post by: panthera_tigris on April 27, 2004, 11:48:51 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed the fight scene.
And "can you feel the love tonight" is forever burned in my brain...
Title: random stuff
Post by: pete on June 07, 2004, 11:03:40 PM
more--I've posted some of these videos elsewhere, but whateva.

two fight scenes from a 30-minute short movie I'm doing, it's about a day in the life of a mango vendor, the movie is like a urban comedy thing, pretty over the top, and the fight is the climax.  the first fight we ran out of time (it was about to rain) so we had to discard pages of fight choreography for some broad comedy, the second fight is a little more "artsy", with a lot of joint manipulation techniques that I haven't seen done in movies.  they're both rough cuts with missing sounds, weird cuts, and special effects, but you'll get a general idea.

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/catharine_erway/groupfight.mpg
http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/finercut.mpg

a new song, it's a "protest" song, in memory of the tienenmen square massacre in 1988:

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/square.mp3

at a poetry reading:

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/adam_sasso/chuchu.mpg

my graduation "stunt":

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/graduation.mpg
Title: random stuff
Post by: mogwai on June 08, 2004, 01:38:32 PM
Quote from: pete
my graduation "stunt":

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/graduation.mpg

could you please explain what you're doing in the clip.
Title: random stuff
Post by: Pubrick on June 08, 2004, 01:43:54 PM
he skips, trips, and a donkey is filming him.

genius really.
Title: random stuff
Post by: pete on December 02, 2004, 09:30:49 PM
two mo' songs.

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/littlehumiliation.mp3
http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/vertigoboy.mp3
Title: random stuff
Post by: Sleuth on December 02, 2004, 10:44:50 PM
Huh.  You don't SOUND Asian
Title: random stuff
Post by: cine on December 02, 2004, 10:50:24 PM
THATS WHAT I SAID :!:
Title: random stuff
Post by: Sleuth on December 03, 2004, 12:03:08 AM
But it's real good anyway
Title: random stuff
Post by: classical gas on December 03, 2004, 12:45:52 AM
damn, that was really fucking good pete.  is this a solo thing?  just you and the guitar?  sorry, i've never heard any of your other music.  and was the second song a cover of blind melon?  am i off here??
Title: random stuff
Post by: pete on December 04, 2004, 09:51:08 PM
no, the first line of the second song was a reference to Blind Melon (like I was listening to "mouth full of cavities" when I wrote the song), but not a cover at all.
I have a band when I perform live, those are just two songs I recorded with a computer mic (the ones for internet chatting), I'm supposed to record an acoustic set in january, so now I'm trying to get feedback from people.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: mogwai on March 17, 2006, 12:27:24 PM
my graduation "stunt":

http://pages.emerson.edu/students/peter_lee/graduation.mpg
doesn't work anymore, can you upload it again?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on March 17, 2006, 01:16:45 PM
http://s64.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3FWT76N3CIQ700J88HZZFTUGGX
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: sheshothim on March 17, 2006, 01:35:18 PM
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!....aahh.......yeah. That was good.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: mogwai on March 17, 2006, 03:37:19 PM
love that laugh! :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on June 01, 2006, 10:12:26 AM
www.myspace.com/petelee

I've got a new song titled "percolated heart".  tell me how you feel about it.  I can take honesty, you know that.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on September 09, 2006, 03:44:45 AM
I got paid to make a short with this guy's half-baked script.  he was nominally the director but i did everything--the shooting, the directing, the editing, fight choreography...etc.  it was kinda weird but kinda fun, just to run around princeton jersey for a day improvising shots and scenes.  here it is, I hope at least one person likes it.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VzMUAy-ZMLc
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 09, 2006, 11:18:25 AM
I hope at least one person likes it.
You got at least that much. Your shorts are always so much fun to watch.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: modage on September 09, 2006, 03:13:28 PM
cool, thats pretty awesome you shot all that in a day.  i guess not having dialogue can really speed things up.  pulp is good.  and nice cameo.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 08, 2007, 01:12:13 AM
I have a new song up on www.myspace.com/petelee called "middle of the middle of you" and I like it pretty good, I hope you do too.  lemme know what you think, as per usual I can take brutal honesty.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Reinhold on January 10, 2007, 01:38:30 PM
hi, pete. can you post some of your lyrics?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 18, 2007, 01:18:42 AM
haha sure, but they're a little lame.  they're on the site now.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Neil on January 26, 2007, 04:07:38 PM
I've been listening to your stuff alot, i enjoy it very much...so instead of making a new thread and catching shit about it, i decided to post it on here, hope that doesn't insult you or anything...so here it goes...as a musician myself i just had some questions...have you ever been through writers block, and how did you get through it...i feel like i haven't been able to write anything for about a year...i mean it's bad...i could spit out some bullshit...but i just really want something real, something honest and i feel stuck...i mean music and lyrics...i guess basically i was just wondering if you've been in this situation or, whatever, something similar, what did you do? also, i know alot of members here are also musicians, so feel free to tell me what is up,
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 26, 2007, 07:11:05 PM
yeah, I don't really fight it though.  if I can't write a new song, then I just keep on working on my existing songs.  sometimes I can maybe only do a phrase a month.  I like to stay inspired, I'm really interested in gospel and soul music so I goto church regularly and I club, and when I was in Boston I used to hit this hip little jazz place for ideas.  sometimes it's just education that you need, meaning there are rules that you didn't know existed and grooves that you've never tried.  when I'm not poor/ heartbroken then I try to keep on my feet and just work on my musicianship.  keep all the little pieces that you've written--the three chord progressions, the one and a half line of lyrics, the words that you'd love to put together in a rhyme--keep them all close to you, 'cause when something that comes along, you can easily unify these things.  a lot of my recent songs about girls are pieced together from different times in my life.
but yeah, everyone goes through writer's block.  since nobody's paying me to keep on going, I've had a good time just taking a break and learning other people's songs.  I dunno what kinda songs you write though.  I just do girls songs, and I guess I'm lucky because they all hate me and stuff.  that's why I love internet forums.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 30, 2007, 11:03:05 PM
new song called "pompeii sunday" on www.myspace.com/petelee . give it a listen and lemme know what you think.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 05, 2007, 11:34:35 AM
http://www.thestuntpeople.com/forthecrew/the_shitload.mpg

we've had a bunch of new people in our stunt crew so I grabbed a crappy camera and we shot a fight with them in a bathroom stall for three or four hours this past sunday.  it was also my first time doing more extensive choreography with these guys.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 15, 2007, 09:12:59 PM
I'm right now finishing up a movie I've been working on since forever.  I cut together a little trailer just to try to get more people excited.  dunno if it works.  here.
I did everything for the movie.  I directed, shot, edited, choreographed, wardrobbed, propped, and all that.  it's got I think people from every ethnicity and class in there I think.  only music and makeup are done by professional people (devotchka is providing me a few tracks, so is david garza.)

trailer (http://youtube.com/watch?v=xBHHKmbXfQU)

download it here (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=3492351C56FD03D3)
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 15, 2007, 10:56:30 PM
Much props for the trailer, Pete. What I don't think everyone knows is that Pete has been sending me his stuff for a while now. Usually it ends with me being too honest in my opinion, but I like this trailer. As all trailers do, it shows random images from the movie to show the breath of the movie in imagery and action, but I appreciated the well handled camera shots that were clearly thought out in order to show the theme running in the story. Camera placement is obviously huge in filmmaking and some scenes here worked very well.

Also, indie filmmaking like this is always ten times more inspirational for me than any large budget film so I'll be a fan of Pete's work.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Pubrick on April 16, 2007, 07:22:22 AM
Losing the Horse's avatar reavealed.

that's a great trailer/title/theme song/tagline(?).
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on August 19, 2007, 09:48:02 PM
to prep for this upcoming feature with my stunt crew, which is still at least a year away, my buddies and I have started doing shorts to train new people and try some choreography ideas.  We shot one yesterday, enjoy.  I know the comedy is not that great, but we're trying to get stunt guys to be comfortable in front of the camera and this was our first step.
here it is (http://www.thestuntpeople.com/films/detour_ep_01.wmv)
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on August 29, 2007, 04:48:25 PM
nobody checked out the fight?  I was in it for like a second!
I have a new song up on my myspace profile called "Lil' Liza Jane".  It's an American traditional with my new words.  Check it out and I hope you like my new words.

http://www.myspace.com/petelee
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on September 10, 2007, 11:08:41 AM
the first 10 minutes to my movie, Hakuma Hallelujah.  it's about 40 minutes long.  the opening credits is missing, and the audio is unmixed.  but this is it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AshHXuzDxC8
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: children with angels on September 10, 2007, 12:27:21 PM
Very nice! I like it a lot. I really enjoy the way you move kind of effortlessly between different genre worlds but keep them all within this one style: it seems like a sweet little U.S. indie movie with the kid, then it changes to a sort of comedy/action thing, then you also have this very real-feeling documentary style with the guy in the park. But it all blends and moves fluidly rather than feeling artificial (note, GT: this is kind of what I meant when I was praising the mixing of genres..). I very much liked the history speech obliquely commenting on all the silly conflict stuff too - reminded me a little of Half Nelson. So, yeah - well done: I'd definitely like to see the rest.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Gold Trumpet on September 13, 2007, 02:33:16 AM
I liked it. It sets up a good tone and pacing. The story should get more interesting as it goes along.

Back to Children With Angels..Yes, genre mixing can serve a lot of purpose, but I don't think doing it in a superficial way really does work. I love the filmmakers who bleed them together but wrap them in a narrative that is their own.

To illustrate my point, my favorite Jazz musician Dave Douglas started in the early 90s by doing jazz suites that celebrated different periods and different musicians. Everyone said he was talented and capable of mixing everything, but they all said he sounded too "jazzy".

When Douglas developed he began to develop sounds and tendencies that became all his own. He didn't stop meshing different time periods or artists, but he blended them into his music in a way that the references weren't the first things you heard. It was Douglas' own sounds that you heard.

I think Paul Thomas Anderson has achieved this type of narrative power in his films. I've liked all of his work to some degree because he has aligned his films with a talented vision all his own. His references aren't a bad thing, but they will be if he doesn't step up his ambition to allow the material to be as ambitious as the filmmaking. There Will Be Blood could do that.

When I think of simple genre mixing, I think of combining styles and identities but doing so in a way that just satisfies the hallmark of one of those genres. I also think of filmmakers who use style mixing to just tell stories that exist in a irreverent state without any meaning. The Coen Brothers usually fufil that.

See, genre mixing isn't even new. It's been around forever in all national cinemas and even before breakthrough films like Citizen Kane. Every filmmaker and technician has borrowed different aspects of another genre or style to fit their own work.

The Hollywood system of the 30s through 50s showed that studios can exist to tell one kind of film and do so for ridiculous conventions without any innovation or strive to have deeper meaning. Filmmakers sometimes played around with these stories, but never to serious challenge under the Hollywood studio. It's just for some reason these films because influential because each genre has a style to it and over zealous critics in France attached themselves to something that wasn't very interesting.

Art cinema has had tendencies in every country and age, but it is not equivalent to Hollywood genres. That's ridiculous and simplistic.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on December 13, 2007, 04:38:02 PM
http://www.thestuntpeople.com/?page=films/rushdelivery.php

I shot this and choreographed part of the fight.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on March 20, 2008, 11:14:44 PM
new song called "whale highway" on myspace.
www.myspace.com/petelee
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on June 07, 2008, 09:46:50 PM
a short "book trailer" I made for Rutgers University Press to promote a book on the post 9/11 conservative movement.
a 5-year old Mexican boy debates a young Republican.

http://www.vimeo.com/1085518
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on November 23, 2008, 01:56:30 PM
http://theutah.org/performance/peco/20081117/daisy

dudes, I have a song.  I hope you like it.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on November 23, 2008, 08:25:06 PM
You're like an explosive pack of creativity, aren't you.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 05, 2009, 07:15:48 PM
shots from my new movie, This Close or This Far.  It's a boxing love story that's about 10 minutes long.  Just finished shooting yesterday.  shot it on ex-1.  Xerxes worked on this as an AD.  he was a cupcake.  it was the biggest crew I'd directed.  the movie stars the girl who cut my hair and Baba Zumbi from the hip hop group Zion I.  I tried to combine my two favorite montage traditions - boxing and romance - and tried to make a film that was a montage sequence. 

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/YEAH.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/boxing.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/cranes.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/crossing.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/dock.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/drawing.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/pier.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/present.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/steveoutside.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/steverocky.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/stevesmile.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/tcloseup.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/thandsup.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/undertheredlight.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/window.jpg)

some more shots to come.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: ębrad on January 06, 2009, 09:17:01 AM
looks awesome, can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Stefen on January 06, 2009, 09:19:45 AM
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/crossing.jpg)

Pretty.  :bravo:
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 08, 2009, 12:34:05 PM
the planning was one of the most stressful things I've done, but the actual filmming was very very relaxed.  the crew worked fast, there was no drama, everyone was a pro, I was just behind the monitor, making requests, and they'd go out and do it.  the performance sometimes weren't as deft as I'd required, but we made sure they were at least good.  the schedule didn't allow me to be an asshole.  we had to do 16 pages in two days.  some of the sound stuff came back messed up, I'm gonna try to see how the editing process goes.  I think two years of fight scenes made dialogue scenes and boxing pretty easy.  now lets see if I can get into any festival.


(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/jogging.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/class.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/foregroundbackgroundboxing.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/foreheadkiss.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/fromoutside.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/girlsoutside2.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/knife.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/outoffocus.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/stares.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/steveboxing.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/wrappinghands.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/ericsteve.jpg)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/bike.jpg)
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Gamblour. on January 08, 2009, 01:10:44 PM
Very cool, I like your predilection towards natural light. I think natural light is the way to go, and that's how you shoot 16 pages in two days. Looks like good casting too. That one shot in the gym/dojo looks a little dark, but I'm eager to see how it turns out. When do you think you'll have it edited?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Stefen on January 08, 2009, 01:28:39 PM
How much did it cost altogether? And where did you distribute your budget?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on January 08, 2009, 02:03:17 PM
so far it costs about 1200, gonna see how much free sound services I can get.  probably will have to throw down more money, the ADR isn't gonna be too fun for the girl since she's never done it before.  the guy's a pro and an accomplished hip hop artist so I'm not too worried about him dubbing himself in.  most of the budget went into the equipment and food.  I'd say 3/5 equipment, 1/5 food and 1/5 crew.  I spent way too much on food and ended up with a lot of leftovers.  I was saved by my panic-stricken phone calls to all my friends who've AD'd and PA'd and have a car.  Xerxes was a big help, amongst many others, so obviously not every shoot in the future is gonna have 5 great AD's, but I'll take them when I can. 

gamblour - the gym was actually rigged with kino divas everywhere.  the one shot was supposed to balance for the outside - obviously now I wish I hadn't asked the DP to tone it down so dark.  but yeah, the crew really knew what they were doing, and they had lights I'd only read about in american cinematographer.  a lot of exteriors had little brick lights and other LED lights from off-frame. 

I just hope the script stays together.  sometimes jumps that you make in a script may prove too jarring in cinema, I'm worried about that right now.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on March 22, 2009, 02:09:46 PM
I recorded a demo about 3 months ago with some dudes from the band Apollo Sunshine:

daisy (http://download.yousendit.com/TTZtRm81MHdWRDgwTVE9PQ)

number two (http://download.yousendit.com/TTZtRm81MHdTSUJFQlE9PQ)

lil' liza jane/ lil' primrose (http://download.yousendit.com/TTZtRm81MHdkMnMwTVE9PQ)

I've been working towards this mixture of ol' timey Chinese lounge music and ol' timey American.  I just formed a band and I think they're gonna kick a lot of ass.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 12, 2009, 03:39:17 PM
http://www.myspace.com/petelee

revamped music page.  it's like ol' timey American music meets ol' timey Chinese.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 12, 2009, 05:51:35 PM
ol' school kungfu that I shot.

http://vimeo.com/4072395
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 21, 2009, 11:11:48 PM
nobody ever says anything.

My stunt crew and I worked on a short film with Stu Maschwitz, founder of The Orphanage.  He was doing a test on the new Canon DSLR, the EOS 5d Mark 2 and its ability to record video.

http://prolost.com/blog/2009/4/20/chapter-12-after-the-subway.html

I was the one-man crew and one of the choreographers for the scene.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: ębrad on April 22, 2009, 09:26:45 AM
nobody ever says anything.

My stunt crew and I worked on a short film with Stu Maschwitz, founder of The Orphanage.  He was doing a test on the new Canon DSLR, the EOS 5d Mark 2 and its ability to record video.

http://prolost.com/blog/2009/4/20/chapter-12-after-the-subway.html

I was the one-man crew and one of the choreographers for the scene.

That was dope. One-man crew? You could have fooled me. The fighting was very well done. As realistic and intense to me than anything you find in good actions movies today. Loved the sound/camerawork too. Nice work!

Were you one of the guys in the fight scene? Thought I might have seen your face pop up at one point..
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 22, 2009, 11:44:29 AM
no, I stay behind the scenes with my stunt crew.  The light just looked like that we didn't use anything extra, I did props and skateboard dollying but mostly I was choreographing the stuff with the guys.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: polkablues on April 22, 2009, 05:56:55 PM
How's the boxing flick coming along?  Any idea when it'll be in shape to show to people?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 23, 2009, 01:08:10 AM
I've had a good cut of it for a while, but sound is taking forever.  PM me for a link.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Pas on April 24, 2009, 07:14:03 AM
nobody ever says anything.

My stunt crew and I worked on a short film with Stu Maschwitz, founder of The Orphanage.  He was doing a test on the new Canon DSLR, the EOS 5d Mark 2 and its ability to record video.

http://prolost.com/blog/2009/4/20/chapter-12-after-the-subway.html

I was the one-man crew and one of the choreographers for the scene.

I loved Stu Maschwitz book and I loved loved this short.

I can't wait for your film it looks very professional from the stills.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on April 24, 2009, 10:13:23 PM
stu is as great a guy to work with as any I've met.  he's extremely humble and actually lets us determine the pace of the shoot.  he understands the hong kong style of shooting in pieces and choreographing on the spot and really asks for nothing except for additional shots and inserts.  I pushed the crew to top bourne style choreography, but we didn't have too much time so we kept it more simple.  My stunt crew is very very austere about hits connecting, moreso than most stunt coordinators, and the trade off for the austerity sometimes is the simplification of choreography, especially when pressed for time and fighting for daylight.  Stu is very good at inserting shots to keep the action moving.  I've been hitting him up for advice on my film and stuff since then, and he's been invaluable.  He knows everything about everything and makes amazing films.  It's too bad his studio closed down, it's a sin.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on October 12, 2009, 02:43:33 PM
a bunch of musicians played at this kid's house last night, we ended the night with some sing alongs.  this is our rendition of one of the most important songs:

http://www.myspace.com/503794258
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on November 29, 2009, 08:22:43 PM
http://vimeo.com/7831843

my stunt group made this.  I really wasn't a part of it.  but I thought it was really funny and the fight was really good.  I wonder if anyone else thinks it's really funny.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on August 13, 2010, 04:45:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXje8ZPU0OY

I got laid off and am taking on some video gigs.  here I am learning to use the 5d mark ii, shooting bacon porn.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: RegularKarate on August 13, 2010, 05:00:57 PM
Congratulations, now I want bacon.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: jtm on August 14, 2010, 02:39:16 AM
cool!

reminded me of the dexter opening.

Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Stefen on August 15, 2010, 01:01:47 AM
You copied that from that one part in Boogie Nights when Eddie says working at the car wash is ok!

 :yabbse-thumbup:
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Post by: pete on September 11, 2010, 11:46:08 AM
http://vimeo.com/14785649

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/kelly4.png)

this is a new project i'm working on...shooting performers doing sets in their bedrooms.  i know there are a few blogs that are putting out amazing and staggering work so i'm also still figuring out how to contribute to this landscape.

anyways, here's the first gal.  she's dropping an album soon here in san francisco, so if you like her, please help me pimp the video, it'll make a little bit of a difference on her livelihood.  thanks.
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Post by: Pubrick on September 11, 2010, 12:40:12 PM
Wow what are you shooting on? That looks beautiful. As far as performance footage goes.
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Post by: pete on September 11, 2010, 12:58:22 PM
canon's 5d mII, then I colored the shit out of it.
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Post by: matt35mm on September 11, 2010, 03:20:24 PM
She's awesome!
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Post by: Gamblour. on September 13, 2010, 08:16:14 AM
canon's 5d mII, then I colored the shit out of it.

What program did you use for color correction?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on September 13, 2010, 12:23:44 PM
I used some magicbullet plug-ins in FCP.
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Post by: pete on October 12, 2010, 07:30:39 PM
another babe dropping her album.  I hope you like it and if you can, help me pimp it.  Thanks.

http://vimeo.com/15492748
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/mego.jpg)
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on December 26, 2010, 05:01:29 AM
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/itskelly.png?t=1293361166)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ABLIZVWQso

my friend kelly.
I got a Canon 60D and a 50mm lens.  So I've been shooting stuff.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: I Love a Magician on December 30, 2010, 03:00:02 AM
looks and sounds awesome. do any post tweaking of the colors etc?

edit: see that you answered that question earlier BUT it'd be cool of you to go into a bit more detail like maybe a little before/after
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on December 30, 2010, 05:09:26 PM
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/lookatmissohiouncorrected.jpg)

yeah, the canon cameras like to give a red hue to everything, so alls I did was take it out.
the magicbullet plugin is a time saver if you have proper exposure - it automatically cools the shadow, bumps the highlight, preserves the skintone, and crushes the black for you, with a host of little tweaks.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: I Love a Magician on December 30, 2010, 08:01:52 PM
awesome. how does it compare to apple's Color program?
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Post by: pete on December 31, 2010, 01:43:38 AM
well color is a real color correction program that's independent of FCP.  what I used was just a filter that gives everything a nice look, with about a dozen or so presents that I could play around with.
I also use something called Colorista II, by the magicbullet people (it's because my mentor is the program's creator and the company's consultant) for color correction and I like that one a lot.  it's got an intuitive interface and it's fun to play with.  but again, there are guys on this board who are much better at that stuff - like Redlum.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: diggler on January 22, 2011, 07:19:55 PM
just bought a Canon 5D. shot this video of my friend playing acoustic guitar in a stairwell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHkhNMsG4Ws

I edited in Premiere with some minor color correction using Magic Bullet. Colorista is indeed really handy but it doesn't always achieve what you're looking for. In this case it seemed to work okay. Also, as Pete mentioned above, the Canons always seem to fade to the red side (one of the major ways the LCD viewfinder lies to you, another one is ISO noise) so when you use Colorista to color correct you sometimes lose a little brightness and detail.

I used to be a FCP guy but CS5 works better with DSLR footage so I made the switch. the audio was recorded with two condenser mics, which I synced with an additional shotgun mic on the camera.  the lens was 24-70, except for one outside shot with an 85.

the 5D is rad, can't recommend it enough.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on February 21, 2011, 02:37:10 PM
this is a raw, unprocessed and unedited footage of an encore encore performance on sat night. the band was pretty exhausted and already did on encore set, but I jumped on stage at the end and tried to get some Otis Redding-at-Monterey-esque shots from behind the girl's head. I liked it.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5465549751_85db49cdd6_z.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4WuaB8SaAc&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: pete on April 30, 2011, 06:10:06 PM
three things for ya - first is me singing "take me home country road" with a fiddler playing a beautiful arrangement of the piece. audio's ok - there was a drunk pool table next to that little german bar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3oJnqzXjtk

next is my gorgeous friend Wolf Larsen singing in my kitchen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dURdWPn6QJI

then i did a portrait of my wushu master; a world-class martial artist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT9mkl_nT5c
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on June 05, 2011, 10:59:00 PM
I shot a girl and her band, Ezza Rose

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/twopercentezzacu.png)
http://vimeo.com/24682992
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on June 07, 2011, 10:22:24 AM
ok another one, this a lesbian homegirl Steph and her fiddler
I liked the light

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/stephtwoshot.jpg)
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqtOaKubmE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqtOaKubmE
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: squints on June 07, 2011, 03:20:09 PM
I wish the band was called "Lesbian Homegirl"
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on June 30, 2011, 03:57:41 AM
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/tort2.png) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3NC9BMbGHA&feature=player_embedded)

another restaurant gig. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3NC9BMbGHA&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on August 25, 2011, 04:43:46 AM
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/xandrastill-1.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsGUnmqq1fQ)

my homegirl does a soulful little number at a gun shop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsGUnmqq1fQ)
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Post by: pete on December 25, 2011, 09:56:30 PM
sexy baking:

http://vimeo.com/33925161
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Post by: pete on January 15, 2012, 06:36:41 PM
two videos...

one is for a Portland-based duo called John Heart Jackie, filmed at an antique piano shop:
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/maryannscreencap3.jpg)
 (http://enterthehero.tumblr.com/post/11608125491/behind-the-eyelids-presents-john-heart-jackie)http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YbK2wzKKo48


the other is with a cello quartet called North Sky Cello Ensemble, featuring Brian Chase, the drummer from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs:
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/nomoretitanic/oncescreencap4.jpg) (http://enterthehero.tumblr.com/post/14794200816/behind-the-eyelids-presents-north-sky-cello-ensemble)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3K5sgIsqQjU
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: diggler on February 06, 2012, 11:00:22 AM
My band has some new songs up.

http://earlyattic.bandcamp.com
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 06, 2012, 12:11:53 PM
Not bad! I especially like the vocals.
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Post by: polkablues on February 06, 2012, 12:38:27 PM
This is really good stuff.  Makes me think of a more electronic Rogue Wave.
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Post by: diggler on February 06, 2012, 12:48:05 PM
aww, shucks. Thanks guys!
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Post by: ębrad on April 14, 2012, 08:36:03 AM
Here's a commercial I wrote (one of three) directed by Mr. Rob Zombie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqEdwn-EPlg
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 14, 2012, 11:15:25 AM
Nice!
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Post by: Champion Souza on April 14, 2012, 09:24:17 PM
Is that Clint Howard?  Funny ad. 
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: KJ on April 16, 2012, 07:49:21 AM
My band has some new songs up.

http://earlyattic.bandcamp.com

Fuck me, that's great!
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: KJ on April 16, 2012, 07:53:27 AM
DIGGING IT TO SHADOW. PSYCHED AS FUCK.
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz5njtihn81rp8pduo1_500.gif)
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Post by: diggler on May 02, 2012, 03:48:33 PM
haha, thanks KJ. I'm pleased we're dancing gif worthy.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: ębrad on July 05, 2012, 12:10:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAPEpDrNdRo

Wrote a new Red Stripe Campaign! This is our launch spot, 5 more to come. Enjoy!
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Post by: matt35mm on July 05, 2012, 12:38:54 AM
I like it! I love the logic in commercials, where strange things happen and no one is ever fazed by what's going on, and in the end it doesn't have to make a lick of sense, because the audience doesn't need or want ads to make sense.

Great job!
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Post by: Sleepless on July 05, 2012, 10:07:32 AM
haha, great stuff  :yabbse-thumbup:
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Post by: ębrad on July 05, 2012, 01:06:35 PM
Thanks guys!
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Post by: RegularKarate on July 06, 2012, 10:44:06 AM
Glad they're bringing back the "Hooray Beer" commercials, I always like them.
RIP my dog, Beula, who had a red stripe on her back "Hooray Beula!".
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Post by: diggler on July 06, 2012, 01:27:00 PM
haha, I love it. The look on the boss's face at the end is perfect.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: pete on August 31, 2012, 01:28:51 AM
a music video for The Coup
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-the-coup-the-magic-clap-20120830
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: diggler on October 17, 2012, 10:44:33 AM
My band has a new song up.

(http://f0.bcbits.com/z/23/13/2313234043-1.jpg)

http://earlyattic.bandcamp.com/
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Post by: Reelist on October 17, 2012, 08:12:50 PM
I really liked it, well done :yabbse-thumbup:  You guys seem to have your shit together. What do you do in the band? And where the hell does your name come from?
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: diggler on October 18, 2012, 12:38:25 AM
Thank you! I play bass and control the effects for the loops we make (the drummer triggers them and I run them through a Korg KP3). Our singer Matt is a big history buff, he came up with the name. I guess it's a reference to a period in ancient Greece from around 590-580 BC. All I know is that when you google our name you also find a lot of antique stores.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: diggler on July 22, 2013, 03:15:07 PM
Took my 60D to Camp Bisco a week ago and shot some video. Here's a montaaaage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47JfiVXkoyw
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: diggler on May 07, 2014, 12:41:25 PM
Testing out my new shutter timer with the 60D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7At1oUamhV4
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Post by: diggler on May 12, 2014, 02:22:45 PM
More time lapse shenanigans, shot these guys cleaning the beach over the past few days. I think I creeped them out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOyioIXlk7g
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Post by: pete on June 15, 2017, 09:12:13 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4230/34490595024_a5d472e332_b.jpg) (https://vimeo.com/220387849)

I've got a reel
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2017, 10:05:10 PM
Can't get over how beautiful your stuff looks. What cameras do you typically use?
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Post by: pete on June 15, 2017, 10:15:54 PM
all kinds? felt like that reel, which spanned over five years, really had everything from a Canon 60D to Red Dragon 6k to Arri Alexa and maybe even a gopro shot or two.
Title: Re: random stuff
Post by: N on June 16, 2017, 08:30:15 PM
Wow that's really lush Pete. What is that shot at 1:25 from? I love the way the tree moves with the camera pushing in.