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  • Music Video Archives - Owen Benson VisualsOwen Benson Visuals
    music video 29 Mar 11 by obenson Sam was working at Womad when she spotted the steam powered carousel belonging to Carters Steam Fair carterssteamfair co uk When she asked if we could shoot a music video on it they very graciously said yes so she called me and asked if I could do that the next day when I was going to Womad anyway This did mean there was no time to plan but what an opportunity This was all shot hand held some of it with me riding backwards on a horse not easy as there s nothing to hold on to The only definite idea I had from listening to the song beforehand was to overlap some video to match the overlapped vocals I shot as much as I could we rode the carousel in the morning afternoon and evening in the hope I would have enough material to work with Technical I mainly used my 5D Mark II but I did some shots with my 7D at 50fps so I could use it for slow motion We used my iPhone for playback with just one headphone so it wouldn t show in the shots I couldn t hear this over the carousel music so sync had to be done entirely by eye I edited it roughly in Premiere CS5 then chose bits I thought would work with overlapping video and worked on those in After Effects mainly for masking Gear Canon 5D Mark II Canon 7D 24 105mm f 4 IS L 70 200mm f 2 8 IS L Posted in Music Video Videography Tags carousel hand held music video outdoor Samantha Marais 0 Comments The Bookshop Band live in the bookshop 22 Feb 11 by obenson After my recent video of Beth Porter and the Availables I was asked to video a gig by another band she is in The Bookshop Band so called because it was created to play at evening events in Mr B s Emporium of Reading Delights an independent bookshop in Bath This band consists of Ben Please on guitar Poppy Pitt on harmonium Bethany Porter on cello and they all sing The bookshop events over the last year were on the theme of travels from your armchair so the band wrote songs relevant to the country region of each event This song is about a Brazilian character called Saci Perere who gets the blame whenever anything goes wrong Mr B s Emporium of Reading Delights will be hosting another series of events this year on the theme of Books Behaving Badly check their site for more details You can buy the band s CD in the bookshop or direct from the band s website This track in fact this recording will be on the inaugural The Bath Burp Magazine CD available in various shops and gigs around Bath shortly Technical I was hoping to shoot rehearsals using two cameras but we ran out of time the tickets sold out so

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  • comedy Archives - Owen Benson VisualsOwen Benson Visuals
    A small team calling ourselves The Loafers created this three minute comedy mocumentary for the Glastonbury Film Challenge 2014 We shot it over a weekend edited it in a day and we won Best Film Best Script and the People s Choice The script is by Rachel Whitelock who also directed I was DoP and provided all the camera lights and audio gear We shot it in Wells and Bristol on my Canon C300 Posted in Film Making Tags comedy film short film Manhattan done in 60 seconds 26 Jan 13 by obenson The Bearded Gnomes decided to enter the Jameson Empire Awards Done in 60 Seconds competition with a condensed version of Woody Allen s Manhattan set in Bristol I was camera op and editor It was quite a challenge to find the essence of the original and convey that in one minute but I think we managed it with a dash of humour thrown in I had fun filming various streets in Bristol to match the shots of Manhattan carefully underexposing them and crushing the blacks when grading to match the look of the original film We even got lucky it snowed just before the deadline and I was able to catch a train into Bristol to shoot more streets this time in snow again to match the original Now we wait to hear if we have made it to the last five Posted in Film Making Tags Bristol C300 comedy Director of Photography Editor short film MAF 1A short film 3 Mar 10 by obenson I finished editing my short film MAF 1A yesterday and uploaded it to Vimeo It will be very interesting to hear what people think of it The film was shot on my 5D Mark II nearly all hand held but only for

    Original URL path: http://www.owenbensonvisuals.com/tag/comedy/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Theatre Photography - two plays in one day - Owen Benson VisualsOwen Benson Visuals
    photos while the cast rehearsed the opening sequence with them all moving around the space in a complex pattern at various speeds I set my light up set the camera to balance my flash and the available light mainly daylight and spent about two hours capturing whatever happened that looked interesting great fun Second was for Shakespeare Live s outdoor Macbeth For this promotional shoot we wanted the actors in

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  • Photographer, Videographer, CinematographerOwen Benson Visuals
    Oddities Rates Contact Blog Search I am a man of many hats well three and can create images for you in many ways photographs videos and films Please click on the service you would like from me or use the

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