Finally had a chance to visit Point Reyes National Seashore this past weekend after a very long time. It’s about 1.5 – 2 hours north of San Francisco. These pictures are of the lighthouse and surroundings.
At the end of each spring semester, the Academy of Art has their annual spring show which showcases the best student work. We produced some really great Visual Effects and Animation work this year. If anyone lives in San Francisco, definitely check it out. It’s open house for all, but hurry since the show closes on June 11th, 2009.
For our second field trip, the school rented a RED One Camera and we shot a few plates in the Marina district of San Franscisco. There has been a lot of hype about the RED so it was really nice to be able to mess around with it. I have to say, it can be quite intimidating at first with all the options that are available on it. The great thing about the red is that you completely bypass any film processing as the files are stored digitally onto either a harddrive or memory card. We shot a few items at high frame rate at 160fps.
This was the first field trip in my VFX Cinematography class. The location is Treasure Island in between San Francisco and the East Bay. We used a 35mm Film Camera and we also had a Panasonic HPX 500 digital camera. This was the first time most of us ever used a 35mm camera so this was quite a treat.
There was event today in the mission district of San Francisco – The Red Bull soap box race. I imagined it was going to be a small event, but it actually turned to be huge – estimated about 75,000 people.
The air show is happening right now this weekend in San Francisco. I had a chance to see the test runs by the Blue Angels fighter jets yesterday. Here are some photos:
I went to San Diego for the first time this past weekend. I went to the famous San Digeo zoo of course, along will some touring around the city.