Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Baby James is Born!

James Arthur Folliard III has arrived, he was born at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, VA at 3:00pm on August 25th, 2008. He is 19.75 inches long and 7.9 pounds. Parents Shuggie and Jim Jr. and sister Gizelle are so happy about our new addition to the family!

Jim Folliard
[email protected]

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sony EX1 HD Footage to Review in WMV format

Wow, I was amazed when I first saw how easy the workflow was to create a clip in HD through Adobe Premiere CS3. Here are (3) videos shot in 1080/30p. Let me know what you think.

http://www.gearshift.tv/hd/1080p30p_ezralael.wmv (30MB)

http://www.gearshift.tv/hd/1080p30p_reston.wmv (60MB)

http://www.gearshift.tv/hd/1080p30p_easterns_redskinsrides.wmv (300MB)

Jim Folliard
HD Video Specialist

Gearshift Goes HD

Gearshift Productions now captures in full HD formats such as 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/24p & 720/30p. With the new Sony EX1 shooting on the Tapeless XDCAM EX format.

Jim Folliard

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mie N Yu Restaurant in Georgetown & Red Bull bring in Gearshift for Photography of the Silk Road Event

Gearshift has been capturing great imagery for Mie N Yu in Georgetown for several years. Last week was no exception. There are a lot of great photos from the night at this link, check it out: http://www.gearshift.tv/photos/200807mienyu

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Photography

Chris Cooley, Clinton Portis, Jason Campbell & Antwaan Randle El Shoot New Commercials with Easterns & Gearshift

Clinton Portis should have a future in Hollywood, he is a funny dude and was the ring leader of the infamous "Shaving Cream" commercial that we shot in the locker room of Eastern's studio. All of the players were very cool and we should have some funny spot airing in the DC area in a few weeks.

Jim Folliard [email protected]

How Can I Shoot Better Video?

How can I shoot better video is the question. Start with keeping the shot steady. Hold your breath when you record and keep the video clips short, abut 5 seconds. Then move to a new spot, stop walking, hold your breath and record again. Use light to your advantage, stand near windows and shoot in to the room, the same direction that the light is traveling. Use an on camera light. Learn you camera settings so that you can adjust in various lighting situations. If you have questions about video production just ask me [email protected]

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Productions