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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Film of Explanation of A New Camera Aquisition & Fireworks

I am back at the video production thing after about a week of being without proper functioning equipment.

This video gives an explanation of a new camera acquisition and why that had to happen. It is also my first attempt at multi camera editing.


The first project I finished since being able to once again transfer video from my camera to my computer was footage of the Cincinnati Reds Post Game Fireworks:

Part 1


Part 2


Monday, May 11, 2009

Cornerstone 2005 - a "vintage" TigerRAWk Film

At the moment, my Canon ZR500 digital video camera is at A-Hi shop in the Norwood part of Cincinnati. It is there because yesterday while I tried to transfer some footage of various things (concert footage, church services, fireworks) I could not get a signal to come from the camera, through the firewire, to the mac but instead had the "DV-IN" blinking at me which I believe indicates a problem. Eventually it stopped appearing at all which indicates no connection what so ever. This is frustrating due to the fact I have a rather uneventful week and would love to have the footage available to edit but cannot without having the camera or something to playback the miniDV tapes. I only ever did it with the camera and as I mentioned in the first line, it is at the A-HI shop to be serviced (I hope). I tried a new firewire cable as my other one had caused some difficulty most every time I ever used it but that did not solve the problem. I did not want to send it away to the Canon service center and found A-Hi online as one of the few local jobs advertising repairs for cameras so I hope they can repair the DV jack on my camera at a decent price and within the next week or so. Once again, I am a very frustrated person at this point in time and it seems all else in life also is frustrating me on top of this situation. God help me constructively release this frustation!

Last week I finished getting a project uploaded to youtube so in the meantime...

This footage is from an analog video camera. It is amongst the first things I filmed. This is the last project I filmed with this camera. Please do not judge my projects based on the quality of these videos. All this footage is part of Cornerstone 2005. there are 19 different videos in the playlist of various bands and shenanigans. It may be of interest to some of you and I hope you enjoy this for what it is. For better footage please check out my Cornerstone projects starting in 2006 and getting progressively better up through the 2008 year...and there will be more to come as Cornerstones continue to happen!

Filmed & Edited by Joel A. Swanson


Thursday, May 7, 2009

My 29th birthday Film

Here is a short film of me turning 29. It was rather uneventful and overshadowed by Obama's 100th day in office. Why was 100 days celebrated? I don't know but it didn't really matter to me. I took the time to renew my driver's license and got a few nice things from my family. I ordered some CDs and such as well for myself that so far have all been good. A few years ago my friend Gregor celebrated what he called his Golden birthday because his age and the day of the month matched up so apparently that's what my 29th birthday was. To me it is really just another day to be grateful for being alive and another day to live to God's glory.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cornerstone 2004 - a "Vintage" TigerRAWk Film Project

This footage is from my old analog video camera during Cornerstone 2004. Not yet realizing this, the battery life was very short and the camera did not last through the 2nd day when most of the footage was filmed. Also on this year, I brought along a camera to take pictures along with film and found its battery too was dead. I went it alone to Cornerstone and I camped between the "Encore" stages where now there is at least one generator stage set up. This footage is not the best quality by any means; please do not judge my abilities on these "vintage" TigerRAWk film projects.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


Monday, May 4, 2009

First of 2009 Cincinnati Fireworks night films

As some of you may have noticed, I enjoy filming fireworks. I don't know that I will film quite as many as I did in 2008 this summer but here is a fireworks display from April 24th, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some guy seemed to be coughing to death as he smoked a cigarette near me.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Part 1


Part 2