Best of Intentions…

I’ve started the Once a Month Montage Project, as I’ve been calling it, and writing about briefly, but alas, as often happens in life, life tends to get in the way.  Especially things that are not necessarily directly related to earning income to eat.  And heat ones house.  And other important things like that 🙂  The December installment of this project has been indefinitely put on hold.  The holidays were amazing for my family and I, work kicked in to high gear with the spring semester starting at the beginning of January, so these and other things have taken priority.  I’d still like to get back into this, but not sure when that will happen.

In the meantime, one of the things that is keeping my brain active, other than the fun of teaching my classes, is planning and pre production for another music video for Wayne Micallef.  We did one last year, seen HERE, in case you missed it ;-).  We’ll be shooting in the next few weeks, then he’s back to Malta, and I can start post on the project.  Like last year, I’m very much looking forward to this project.  More on it to come as things start coming together.

November 2012, posted

Continuing the once a month montage project, this month I set up the limitation/constraint that I would only shoot with one lens, this guy…

I have a collection of old Nikon and Pentax lenses that I’m adapting to fit onto a T3i.  Its a lot of fun for a guy who’s been a “traditional video camera” user and proponent.  I’m enjoying the thought process that goes into composing and exposing each image, and as these images are moving and I don’t have auto focus and auto iris to rely on, even more thought goes into the process.  This is of course old news to anyone familiar with shooting in this format, I’m not breaking any new ground here by any stretch.  Its just a stretch for me, and I’m enjoying it 🙂  Check out October’s montage HERE, stay tuned for another short montage next month, and check out the latest below…

A one minute collection of shots made using a Canon T3i, and only a Nikkor 1:2.8 24mm Lenses adapted with a Fotodiox PK-EOS Adapter. For some reason, that was the one constraint I held this months montage to, just to see what I could get from it. Music from the Vimeo Music store, artist: Kevin Macleod, Track: Dirt Rhodes.

New Project

As mentioned elsewhere, I am starting a new project, a Once a Month Montage. I’ve felt the need to get out and be creative, so, inspired by my good friend @anakin1814, I’m beginning to get out and shoot. October was about just pure shooting, and here is the result.

A one minute collection of shots made using a Canon T3i, Pentax-M 1:1.4 50mm, Kiron f/4.5 80-200mm, Nikkor 1:2.8 24mm Lenses adapted with a Fotodiox PK-EOS Adapter. Music from the Vimeo Music store, artist: Broke For Free, Track: Only Knows.

October 2012 from Brandon Mueller on Vimeo.

For November, I’m constraining myself to using my old Nikon 24mm lens adapted to a Canon T3i. Stay tuned, more to come!