Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Blooming Variety

This post has been 3 months in the making, but it's finally here. Back in May I tagged along with the wonderful Abby Ott, who was doing a project involving a fashion shoot. We sort of have a partnership in this type of thing. We have done a few shoots together in the past few years; she helps me and I help her. (Previous shoot)

Abby asked if I would be willing to sharpen my video skills on her project, and I happily agreed. I have only experimented with video a few times, but I love it! I am planning on practicing a lot more in the near future, especially since I'm shooting footage for a wedding video in January. But without further...rambling...here's the behind the scenes video I shot for Blooming Variety:


This video was quite a learning process for me. I couldn't do what I wanted to do with my safety net, imovie, so I had to transition to Final Cut Express. It was so great learning how to use the program! I will definitely be using it more in future projects because you can do so much more with it. I would also like to showcase Abby's talent. Here are just a few of the images she took for her project. She shot all film, and I'm super impressed with the results.




I took an interest in Abby's photography when she was just starting out in one of our classes at Union. I think it may have been her freshman or sophomore year? I can't remember...I'm so old. Anyway, I still remember the project we were working on when I thought "hey, this girl's pretty good." It was supposed to mimic a shoot that would appear in a magazine, and she took pictures in this store in Nashville. I loved all the details she got and the way she used the light. It's been amazing to see this budding young photographer grow and advance in her skills. I can't wait to see what she does with her photography after she graduates next year!

I'd love hear your feedback on the video, if you have some critique for me. I haven't had a good old fashioned critique since graphic design 4!  I hope you all enjoyed it. It was a really fun project and I feel like I learned a lot through the process. Thanks, Abby, for working with me. Let's start planning our next collaboration :)

6 comments:

cb said...

you did a fantastic job kristie! i love the video. the soft wind chimes in the background was perfect and you could still hear the voices in the back ground which i really enjoyed hearing. i love the blurry moments and then how it softly & slowly goes to a focused shot. there was a moment or two when abby is shooting where it seemed to hiccup but it could have been my computer. everything was so beautiful about this. i can't wait to see more of your videos. abby's shots are amazing as well and i LOVE the black top dress with the floral bottom ;)

xo,
cb

sahrish shamim said...

wow so beautiful ...... i like the video .....
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amy b.s. said...

wow. absolutely beautiful.

Taj Acosta said...

Amazing! You did a fabulous job!! The photos are just stunning too! Happy wknd doll! xo -Taj

jozen said...

one word:simply amazing! ok, sorry that was two!

Jody McDowell said...

I loved watching that! It was such a cool little peek into the shoot, such a warm summery feel.. loved the wind chimey music in the background. For real, this made me want to video something, anything!

great job, Kristi!