11.29.2016

Here's the video Ben and I produced last Summer for a utility provider. We'd like to do a lot more in 2017.


Pedernales Electric Co-op Video. Summer 2016 from Kirk Tuck on Vimeo.


If you head over to Vimeo you can see it at a higher res.....

13 comments:

Reflexdoc said...

Excellent video! What was it shot with?

James Pilcher said...

That's a very nicely produced professional video, Kirk. If I may, one comment: those wind turbines would be SO much more effective if that had been a video mini clip rather than a still image. Visually, those machines are all about movement, perfect for video.

It's a whole new universe out there for you, isn't it Kirk? It seems increasingly video-centric for image makers. I presume you are seeing fewer still image contracts, or more hybrid contracts. If anyone is paying attention, you certainly are showing the way for traditional still photographers to maintain a living. Oh...most of the old-timers are out of business now, aren't they? It takes ingenuity, hard work, and an ability to recognize the trends in order to remain relevant in so many different professional fields nowadays. My field of endeavor is no different, and my marketable skill set is very much different than it was a decade ago. The only constant is change, and one must adapt to survive.

(Did I throw enough clich├ęs at you?)

Kirk Tuck said...

Hi ReflexDoc, Every piece of "A" video, with the exception of the mayor of Wimberly, was shot with the Sony RX10iii. All of the interview audio was recorded directly to the camera. Some of the B roll (second angles of interviews) was done with a Sony RX10ii. The lavalieres were Sennheiser wireless mics. The interview of the mayor was done with an A7ii and a Rokinon 85mm.

Thanks!

Mike Rosiak said...

I recall your posting about this gig, and your good luck in having a rainy day or two to film in. Were all the stills yours, or from multiple sources? (I'll guess the more posed ones you did.) Nice job.

Mike Rosiak said...

Forgot to ask: was it your voice in the voice-over? If so, you've got a potential backup career.

Kirk Tuck said...

Hi James, I'm thinking that very few people in my business will be offering only photography going forward. Video is advantageous in that there's a lot of time spent and billed compared to still photography. I have lots and lots to learn but every day I try to nail down something new. Thanks, KT

Victor Bloomfield said...

Spectacular, and moving! Thanks for letting us non-Texans see this.

Kirk Tuck said...

Hi Mike, The V.O. narrator was supplied by the client. I Ben supervised the script while I recorded the read. We used a side address mic in an office to do the voice over. Tried to kill as much bounce as possible but wish we could have done it somewhere else.

Michael Matthews said...

Very nice. Here's hoping you do get a lot more of this in 2017. Excellent editor, too. Always helps.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyable. Loved the people speaking on camera.

Ken said...

Great work. Very professional result.

BPete said...

Pretty darn nice video for a still photographer sir, you are indeed coming along quite nicely. And all these years I thought Cinematographer was a hill to high for the still guys and they weren't all that intrested in the work to study the language of motion. Keep on keeping on and hooray.

Fred said...

This may be a double post. I got an error message when I hit the publish button.

This is a very cool video. I have been studying this and other videos the last couple of days. I liked the way that the video and stills were merged and I was watching for the way the cuts were done and the flow of the piece.
I am shooting the woodworking club Christmas party tonight. It will not be coming soon to a theater near you!!! The bottle neck will be the lack of decent software and hardware for editing. (It goes without saying that the current skill level of the videographer [me] leaves something to be desired... so I won't say it.)
I would like to borrow your editor, but I believe he is busy :-).