Post Production

New EARCOS Video from ISM

Just wanted to pop in for a minute to show you guys the new promotional video that I produced for EARCOS, through my education division, ISM: This piece was done using a combination of Photoshop, After Effects (mostly all After Effects), Logic Pro, and Final Cut Pro X. I’m so pleased with the results and …

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Review of Hyperlapse, by Instagram, Part 1

Posted By: gypsy on Sep 09, 2014 in App Development, Photography, Post Production

Hyperlapse I love time lapse photography. I’ve been doing more and more of it as I explore creative ways of taking advantage of my DSLR on client projects—beyond traditional stills and video. So in addition to things like cinemagraphs, HDR photography, and 360º VR photography, time lapse has become a skill I’ve been working hard …

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Affordable, Professional Time-Lapse Photography

What Is It? Time-lapse photography is effectively the opposite of slow-motion filmmaking. By shooting multiple frames of a scene at intervals and then stitching them together into a film/video, the final product presents the passage of time in a unique, artistic way. It’s not a new process – the first time-lapses were done in the …

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360° VR Photography

Posted By: gypsy on Jan 25, 2014 in Photography, Post Production, Travel, Vietnam

Introduction to VR Somewhere between still photography and video lies what I believe to be an under-appreciated and under-utilized presentation format: 360° Virtual Reality (VR) Photography. (Yes, they still call it Virtual Reality,  1992’s “Lawnmower Man” notwithstanding.) It’s a really cool way to present a 3-dimensional area visually. While it isn’t exactly motion, like video—the …

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Kicking off 2014 with a New Award!

Great news! The latest video from Saigon South International School and Gypsy Creative Communications, are among the winners of the 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Contest! I just got word of this during our holiday in Cambodia. What a great gift it was, and what an awesome way to kick off my new business: International …

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New Micro-Doc: SSIS and the Cardboard Challenge, Part 2

Posted By: gypsy on Oct 03, 2013 in Education, Final Cut Pro, Post Production, Travel, Video, Vietnam

This is my follow-up to a previous blog post I wrote, just after starting on this project. Background: Caine Monroy is a little boy who lives in Los Angeles whose dad owns an auto parts store. While his dad worked, Caine developed a hobby of taking the boxes from his dad’s warehouse and creating intricate …

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New Micro-Doc: SSIS and the Cardboard Challenge, Part 1

First, if you haven’t seen “Caine’s Arcade”, please check it out now. It’s a great story about a 9 year-old boy who had almost more creativity than he could handle, and access to a ton of cardboard boxes. So he made an arcade out of cardboard. I was personally moved by this film, partly because …

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HDR Photography Follow-Up

Posted By: gypsy on Jun 10, 2013 in Blog, Photography, Post Production, SE Asia, Travel, Vietnam

As promised, here are a few more shots from my early adventures in HDR photography. I am gradually getting the hang of this method and building a few little strategies here and there, both in the shooting process and post production. And I’m sure I’m developing a bad habit or two. Anyway, click on the …

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First Foray into HDR Photography

Posted By: gypsy on Jun 10, 2013 in Photography, Post Production, SE Asia, Travel, Vietnam

On Thursday, I packed up my camera and a couple lenses, got on my motorbike, and headed downtown with the intention of shooting the Year’s Greatest Street Photography Series. Well, I also had to try on a suit for my buddy’s upcoming wedding. And then I got hungry so I headed down to the Pham …

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Gypsy News | Spring, 2013

What do I mean by “multimedia”? Check out the Gypsy Creative Spring 2013 Newsletter here! *I would post it directly in my blog but the CSS gets all screwy…

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DIY Camera Slider, Part 1

Posted By: gypsy on Apr 14, 2012 in Design, Post Production, Video

Today I finished up the final touches on my new little camera slider. I made sure to ignore such distractions as the wife and kids, and went to gathering some test shots straight away. I’ll follow up soon on materials and construction, but for now, here are a couple test runs. These were shot at …

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New website, new post

Posted By: gypsy on Jan 24, 2012 in Blog, Current Events, Design, Music, Post Production, Video, Web

Hope you’re all enjoying the new website. If you spend some time here, I think you’ll find there’s a lot more to explore. Be sure to check out the new case study feature on the different service pages, to get an idea of how particular projecs in video, web design or audio production actually happen. …

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