My posts have been kind of inconsistent in the last couple weeks and they aren't about to get any more consistent. Thanksgiving is happening in a couple of days, I have an eight page research paper to do, another research paper to do for archaeology that I haven't even looked into yet, two midterms next week, and then finals the week after that. I'll just be digging through the stuff I've taken in the last couple months to see if I can pull up anything decent. With that in mind, here is another photo I shot while filming that music video a couple of weeks ago. It's kind of out of focus and hastily edited. 

The Music Video

The other day, I got a call right as I was getting off of work at 11 pm requesting that I bring my fancy camera along to shoot a music video. I naturally agreed because I don't get a lot of opportunities to film stuff.  I also did something I've never done before for video (but that I have done for photography). Manual white balancing. What did I discover from doing it manually? You really should listen when the pros tell you that it's a necessity to manually white balance your camera. It made the biggest difference when I was doing color correction in post, and I personally think it's the best I've ever done with video color correction because I took the extra 20 seconds to manually set the white balance. Anyhow, here's a picture that I shot while filming. 

Such art. 

And now here's a music video, featuring Gigi on the vocals, and Shelby on the ukulele. I kind of edited it all pretty quickly and I admit I did a pretty bad job on the audio mixing, but oh well. Next time I'll do better.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Instead of a photo a day thing today, I'm going to post a bunch from Hardly Strictly. Everybody rocked it: 

Day 1

I'll bet he was at Woodstock too

Visibility was low

The bacon-hotdog man rocked

That bus does not look like it rocked, if I'm being honest

The contrast between empty and full

Day 2 

 So kind of a lot of people wanted to see Steve

Those geese rocked it

 He really rocked the banjo

The Devil Makes Three really rocked


These two were rockin' it as well

Even that plane was rockin' it

This kid was certainly rockin'

Gogol Bordello threw a party, of course

A drone filming the concert/rockin'

And of course, earth rocked it

Hardly Strictly is a whole lot of fun. If you like music festivals (that are free), and you like San Francisco, it's absolutely the place for you. A funny side note about the drone that was recording the concert. Some people around me were complaining about privacy concerns and generally being paranoid about the drone's presence as they took pictures of strangers around them with their iPhones.  

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Photo a Day - Hardly Strictly Day 1

I went to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival yesterday. It's a pretty neat thing going on in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and they get all sorts of great artists to play, and it's free! Even Steve Martin is playing at the festival, so I guess it's kind of a thing. 


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