Super 8 mm Film Production: “God of Hell”

Shooting a Music Video On Super 8mm Film This project started as simply the desire to learn more about using celluloid film as a capture medium instead of digital. It originally was going to be a simple one take of Chris Shepard singing his song God of Hell live on camera while I filmed it. […]

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Jam Band Meets SoCal Punk – Discussions on Music and Friendship

One of the things I like about the work I do is meeting cool people. I was fortunate to meet Dr. Julien Meyer Jr., although only briefly. He requested DVD copies of a video I did for an awards banquet at which he was being honored. In return he gave me a copy of his […]

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Super 8 Film Test

Working With Super 8 Film Offers Creative Options in a Digital World This is a revised test of the same footage shown here. Stabilized the footage to remove gate weave and tried some noise reduction. This test was done with one cartridge of Kodak Vision 3 50D negative film. from Pro8mm.com in Beverly Hills California.  

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Motion Pictures vs. Stills

Digital imaging has changed the way we capture and think about still pictures, movies, and video. That’s obvious. Cell phone cameras have all but replaced still and video cameras in most households. No longer do family get togethers have to rely on the family photo geek, to get decent pictures and photo albums. Slide shows are now […]

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Super 8 Film

Working With Super 8 Film Offers Creative Options in a Digital World I have ventured on to eBay a number of times looking for good condition Super 8 film cameras over the past few years. I finally hit the “Buy It Now” button an a Canon 814 AZ in excellent condition. The camera was made […]

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I Live in Roanoke Virginia

I’m really proud of my home town, Roanoke Virginia, right now. Although I’m from Richmond, I’ve lived here long enough to feel native…educated here, married here, divorced here, moved away from here, raised children here, divorced here again, broken here, healed here, started a business here…I live here. Deschutes Brewery has decided to move Roanoke…to […]

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Zeiss CP.2 vs. Schneider Xenon FF

Zeiss CP.2 Super Speed 50mm vs. Schneider Xenon FF 50mm from DavePerryCinematographerLLC on Vimeo. An Unscientific Test of the 50mm Zeiss CP.2 Super Speed and 50mm Schneider Xenon FF I’ve been considering upgrading my lens package for a while but it wasn’t until I was recently hired as a B-Camera operator to shoot pickups for […]

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Watching The Hateful Eight in “Glorious 70mm”

“Glorious 70mm” I saw the 70mm road show version of The Hateful Eight in Tampa the day after Christmas. It was an enjoyable film. It certainly lived up to the Tarantino level of blood splatter and gratuitous, forced, man-on-man sex. As far as it living up to its “glorious 70mm” projection, it did not impress […]

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Personal Professional

Professional This is not something I would normally post to my blog since it has nothing to do with film or video production. However, I spend most of my life in a profession and craft that I love and I share that with members of my personal life. It only seems fitting that I share […]

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Cameras Are For Christmas…Lenses Are For a Lifetime

Ever since video went digital, there has been an elusive search for the filmic look. What are the elements of a cinematic image? Many people think it’s just a matter of getting the latest and greatest camera and shooting at 24 frames per second, and BAM!, instant film look. Nothing could be further from the […]

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