Skip Hunt Videos
Eeyore's 52nd Birthday 2015 Austin, Texas
A compilation of shots made with the Panasonic FZ1000 camera at Eeyore's Birthday Party 2015 using 120fps slow motion, and various creative modes. © 2015 Skip Hunt http://www.skiphuntphotography.com
This was shot in Jan-Feb 2014 in the Yucatan/Campeche regions of Mexico. The purpose of this footage was to see if this consumer-grade Nikon D5300 could produce acceptable video images for possible use on future film projects.
The footage is all hand-held and a Nikon 18-200DX f3.5-5.6 VR lens was used for most of it. A GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition was used for the time-lapse, underwater, and final wide angle shot.
If you would like to see the mostly unedited footage, shot flat and pretty much from the camera, check out this version: http://youtu.be/lf8Rh0YREkk
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this, but wanted to share with others who might be curious about the Nikon D5300 and/or those who dig Mexico and want to see some of the things I saw. :)
The music under the narration is Rumba and Liza Subbotina from the album "Wandering Soul" by Mark Subbotin
The music in the second half is A ESTHER FORERO - Jan Y Su Son Latino from the album "Homenaje a Esthercita Forero. La Novia de Barranquilla" by Jan y Su Son Latino
During the trip, I used the Nikon's wifi feature to transfer low-resolution stills to an iPhone 5, did a very quick edit using only the Snapseed app, and uploaded to my instagram feed here: http://instagram.com/skiphunt
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© 2014 Skip Hunt - Austin, Texas
Photography, GoPro video, concept, and text by Skip Hunt for the adventure travel, art, and photography blog: http://skiphuntphoto.com/moto-southwe...
The video's intent isn't particularly to showcase my work. The video's intent was to translate my own experience. I make so many images compulsively, without thought of sales, or how they'll be received. I hope they're well received and that I sell a few, but that's not what drives me. Always moving and trying to keep the frame in front of me ever changing... constantly making visual asterisks in the form of images, words and video clips as I try to snag bits and pieces whilst a rush of content goes rushing by. The speed and amount of content in a short period of time was intentional. Also, had to keep it down to 60secs and ended up cutting some of the story out, but I've found that in these days of information overload, people tend not to pay attention to anything that requires them to slow down.
When I'm in that place that I often seek, it feels like it's moving that fast and I'm just trying to keep up... almost as if I switch from an analytic, thoughtful mode to one of pure intuition. In this mode, it's a constant rush of information. At some point, I simply stop... breath... I don't make in images... or engage in thought. The "I" disappears and there's just ALL. That's ultimately where' I'm trying to get to.
© 2013 Skip Hunt + Austin, Texas
Riding the Chupacabra
Pretty much making due with footage I have available from other trips before I even wrote this screenplay based on a true story, but I think it's coming together... at least well enough for a teaser trailer.
The footage was shot mostly with a gopro hero 3 black edition action cam, and the lower resolution stuff was mostly from a Kodak zi8 flip cam.
Here's a rough cut I cobbled together. Going to polish it up later, but this has the right vibe.
More information on this project here: http://skiphuntphoto.com/chupacabra/
I get stuck in a loop thinking about the nature of everything being connected, that there's no real separation between anything... it's all one expression of one eternal moment, and yet perceptively all separated at the same time. Possibly predestined, and possibly ever changing. All of thought, existence, matter, non-matter, coexisting, flowing, and folding in on itself.
Then I read a quote “In the light of eternity, none of this really matters."
When asked where Steven Colbert get's his fearlessness in comedy, he said his mother used to say this to him. I wondered what it meant, and started focussing on the words "light of eternity" and imagination took me to a place I'd been to when I almost died many years ago during a Mezateco ceremony in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. (recalled in my audio book The Silver Thread)
That other place beyond, is really impossible to describe in words. Sort of like everywhere and all time, all light, all energy, and all color... all at the same time. Sort of like a plasmotic life-force encompassing all. Sort of like what I'd imagine the "light of eternity" might be.
Everything being and not-being while swirling in on itself in some transcendent, mysterious, fulfilling, mystic vortex.