In mid-July, MMP set out once again to the small city of Lima, Ohio with a lighting, grip , location sound, and of course, our Red Weapon 8K Camera packages. Only this time, bringing knowledge and guidance to a young group of enthusiastic kids. The Student Integrated Arts Filmmaker Boot Camp (SIAFB) welcomed us with open arms eager to explore the world of sound, lighting, and cinematography. Through use of MMP resources and counsel, these inspired teens had the opportunity to get a firsthand look into what goes on behind the scenes.
"Finding Lima" a Film Presented by Lima, Ohio's SIAFB 2018
A Film produced by the Lima SIAFB about the struggles of living in the small town of Lima and what makes it so worth it. The film was inspired and created out of the 2018 Film boot camp, with all of it's students participating in each position of the film making process. MMP had the opportunity to be involved in a faculty role along with mentoring and overseeing the student's production. Thanks to Lima, Ohio for inviting us to be a part of the faculty at this year's Film boot camp.
A night of lighting tests with one of our favorite artists, Justin Werner. This was a chance for us at MMP to experiment with the use of organic nostalgic lights while using newer technology. That's right, we used Edison style bulbs with LED replacement filaments to create an elegant and classic mood.
“MMP the Live Sessions” is a weekly project that promotes local San Diego musical performance artists. We strive to capture the live aspect of each musician’s performance in its raw entirety in a true and honest way. Each session is as played without the use of audio pickups and punch ins to capture the creativity of the moment. It’s a chance to get intimate with the performers and see them in their true element. We have each artist perform one original and one cover tune session. The artist’s original tune lets the audience in on their creative endeavors whereas each cover tune performance reveals the artist own interpretation of a modern classic with a twist.
Happy Monday, Music and Motion Pictures hopes you had a wonderful and exciting weekend! We are always interested in learning about production so we find ourselves searching through No Film School often. It's a great website to learn new techniques by fellow film makers. We recommend browsing through this site and hope it inspires you just as much as it inspires us.
We value the work we do at Music and Motion Pictures, which is why our equipment is always prepped and ready to go. This photograph shows some the awesome products we have in our collection: RED DRAGON CAMERA, LED lights, Green Screen, light reflectors, and more! It is our goal to produce fantastic work. We couldn't do it without our gear.
Check out our new video. Aaron, Director of Music and Motion Pictures, filmed Vaping connoisseurs at Vape Port (7700 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621). The video shows just how amazing the art of vaping is! We love Vape Culture.
Music and Motion Pictures started a new collaboration with Elena In the videos Elena, the host of our YouTube videos, explores interesting and must know topics to help guide us all through life! Make sure to check out our video once we post it. We are excited about this video and hope you are, too!
Check out this short film Philip Bloom made using a Canon 1DC and Sony F55. We love this film because it shows Bloom's ability to make landscape shots into visual abstractions. One of Bloom's techniques includes filming in 4K then downscaling to 2K. Here at Music and Motion Pictures we use this similar technique in order to change the perspective of a shot without losing image quality. We hope you enjoy this film! (This video was created by Philip Bloom)
We had the pleasure of attending and filming this year's Spring Showcase. This year's couture include high colors, glitter, sexy bathing suits, tide dye, and much more! Make sure to check out this year's Fashion Week, which will take place from September 29 - October 2, 2016. We will surely be there!!
Everyday we think of new ways to make a shot interesting and creative. Often times, we use our DJI f550 Drone to look to the sky for inspiration. Our drone allows use to capture amazing aerial shots that make a video dynamic and all encompassing. We will be posting a video shot on our Drone. Make sure to check out our website to see our Drone in action!
Companies such as Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, and iTunes have drastically changed the way we listen to music. Music has become extremely ubiquitous and accessible, which is great for listeners, but is, at times, disheartening for Radio Gurus. Along with the advancement of technology, radio days have been in decline. Luckily, there are steadfast Radio Hosts/DJ's who work hard at keeping music circulating in the air.
David Lynch collaborated with Lykke Li to make a melancholic, eerie, and seemingly endless music video. The visual narrative is poetic and nebulous, while the lyrics evoke longing and heartbreak. We love this video and hope you do too.