120 Notes by matt wolfe [cc]

120 Notes was originally a concept for a "60 Seconds" project - where 1 second is 1 shot . It evolved into 100 Seconds (I liked the number over sixty), but I couldn't find music that I liked at one-second intervals. 100 Seconds became 100 Notes, but in this particular piece there are 121 notes, but with 120 with Marg and one of black at the beginning.

I'd been trying to get this project done since before the summer started, but I could never get it to work, or really look, the way I wanted it to, after three different shoots.

Randomly saw a Philip Bloom (vimeo.com/philipbloom) blog about FilmConvert (philipbloom.net/2013/07/28/filmconvert/), and decided to give the demo a try. I really liked it, and decided to work it into this 120 Notes project.

I completely reworked the sequence shots from my earlier attempts, and decided on the Polaroid 600 film emulation.

FilmConvert plugin (via filmconvert.com/)
Music: A Boy with Wings by The Candlepark Stars (via songfreedom.com/)

Morgan+Will by matt wolfe [cc]

Shot an early Saturday wedding yesterday.

(I mean, I never get up that early. Ever. But then, I don't start working usually until 9, or 10, or 11, or noon... or 1... Maybe setting your own hours has a drawback...) 

Got a call a couple of weeks ago from the sister of the bride, Emily. She wanted to surprise her sister, Morgan, with a wedding video. At first, it didn't seem like it could work, a schedule conflict, but then it all worked out. So congrats to the new couple! 

Music: "End of the Road" by Tyler Burkum (via The Music Bed)
Cameras: Canon 5Dmk3 and Canon 7D
Motion: Kessler Cineslider and Manfrotto 561HDV monopod

Jessica Williams' Nashville-bound by matt wolfe [cc]

Shot a vignette on Jessica Williams and her Nashville ambitions and similarly titled song. 

Shot first part of the interview on Sunday, b-roll and second interview on Monday, then the studio recording on Tuesday. Song master was delivered on Wednesday, and started that night at 9 P.M. editing, and finished both parts of the vignette by lunch on Thursday. 

Needless to say, it's been a long week. 

The above video is the vignette, and the video below is just the music video for the Nashville track. 

DP/ Editor: Matt Wolfe
AC/ Grip: John Clark Payne
Sound Engineer: Jeremy Sanders (of Atmosphere Recordings)
Music bed: "The Time to Run" by Dexter Britain

Nashville Vocals & Guitar: Jessica Williams
Nashville Guitar, Mandolin & Cello: Austin Cain
Nashville Background Vocals: Kendall Williams


Ridge Church: Here. Now. by matt wolfe [cc]

Went out to Wetumpka, Alabama, two weeks ago and shot the interview portion of this video with Trip Healey. It's a video to setup the official launch date for Ridge Church's first official worship service in September.

Originally Trip wanted the b-roll shots to be of just around Wetumpka, but the more I drove around, the more I just thought that it wouldn't work very well. After some panicking and anxiety and then and stopping trying to "force" it to work, I redid some of the b-roll shots with just magnetic letters I got from the local mass retail warehouse, and just tried to let it be a more, simplistic revelation/ revealing style. I think, in the end, it turned out well. 

This was also my first shoot with my own summer intern - high schooler student John Clarke. On the first day of shooting, JC spent most of his time wrangling a wandering dog that was super excited that we were around. To be honest, if JC hadn't been there, I don't know how I would have ever been able to get the interview done. 

Cheers for the help, JC. 

Shot on Canon 5Dmk3 and 7D. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects CS6.

Music by Dexter Britain (http://dexterbritain.co.uk/) via The Music Bed (http://www.themusicbed.com/).


Virginia+Soren by matt wolfe [cc]

Got to hang out with the Geigers and Lassters for #dasgeiger2013. Always a fun time with that crew. Congrats to Virginia and Soren on getting married.

A note about the wedding kiss sequence - it probably won't mean anything to you (unless you were there, hiding, in the bushes) - but it's the location of Virginia and Soren's first kiss. I just thought it would add a little something to sequence of their wedding kiss.

Music: Lift by Zerbin (via Songfreedom.com)
Video by mattwolfe.cc

And, also, a for fun video of the dance floor action from the reception at the Capitol City Club in Montgomery, Alabama - just because I had so much extra footage.

Mixing Colours Video by matt wolfe [cc]

Once again, getting around to trying to learn more about coloring video, at least, how to use my editing software to color, and took some old footage from a different project of Marg (who is probably my favorite person to shoot video of - she's just a lot of fun) and re-made the project from scratch.

This is footage back from my 7D days, but I like it nonetheless. I think more and more I'm seeing that coloring video should be subtle - you should never just say, "Look at how blue the darks are," or, "That's soooo purple..." It should seem perfectly normal once they hit the play button, even when, after you think about, it's obviously not how we see things in reality.

If you're watching this, hopefully Vimeo has fixed the HD aspect. Some kind of error uploading, it'll probably be tomorrow before they fix it though.

Cheers, anyway.