Heinz Ketchup Commercial Spec

Shot this for Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA. What a fun shoot! Check it out and I hope you enjoy it.

Canon 60D
Rokinon 85mm T1.5
Canon 50mm 1.8

This footage has not been color corrected.


Music by Wolfmother

CANON 70D RAW TEST SHOT – (MAGIC LANTERN) FIRMWARE UPDATE

95% of the time I use my Canon 70D for still photographs. It produces very nice and easy to work with images. The reason I don’t really ever shoot video on this camera is because of the reduced image quality from the compression of this camera. I simply has small dynamic range, has trouble with skin tones, and can produce too noisy of an image at higher ISO’s. However NOW MAGIC LANTERN HAS COME OUT WITH A FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 70D THAT ENABLES YOU TO SHOOT IN RAW UP TO A RESOLUTION OF 1788×1004 WITH A MUCH BETTER DYNAMIC RANGE. This is all done by the passionate and driven team at Magic Lantern who continues to bring us fantastic firmware updates and features for our Canon DSLRs.

Here is a fun little test shot I recorded in my bedroom soon after I installed the firmware update. A low ambient light was in the room- It was pretty dark and the sun was shining directly into the window curtain so the contrast was very evident at the time and I thought (for sure) that the camera would have troubles getting information in both the highlights (sun light coming through) and the shadows (dark room). To my absolute delight it held a fantastic range of information- so well that I could literally color the image anyway I wanted and it didn’t look artificial or like I drew a Crayon over the image.

Pretty stuff…..the future is bright….(for pixels at least) 🙂

LINKS:

Magic Lantern 70D Forum (Download Here)

A Trip Back Home to the Bay Area

I had wonderful trip back to the Bay Area in Northern California. I recently purchased a used 17-55mm Canon lens for my Canon 70D. I was quite surprised with the quality of still images that this lens and camera setup produced. For not being a full frame (sensor) camera, it still generated some impressive images shooting in RAW. I took a trip out to the Oakland Hills and watched the sunset over the bay with a couple friends as we camped out on the grass. In the distance you can see the whole bay with a slight haze covering the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate. The light provided in this evening was truly heartwarming and stunning. In these images I hope you will feel the profound emotions of the magical love and affection Mother Nature provides us humans beings, and appreciate how beautiful of a world we step foot on everyday.

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Cinematography/Directing Reel 2014

This a new cut of my cinematography/directing reel. I am blessed to have had an amazing year in 2013 that included several projects and shoots ranging from filming large Nike projects to directing my first TV Commercial that involved wonderful aerial cinematography, and now currently traveling on a TV show as a cinematographer and field producer. 2013 was a truly fantastic year, and 2014 is already showing promise and has been great so far. I wish everyone a wonderful year. Let’s take time to enjoy the simplicities in life, and look out for your fellow man and mother earth. ☮

Zach Harrison – Cinematography Reel (Teaser) 2013

1 Minute Teaser of my Cinematography Reel as of 2013. My next cut will feature footage from recent Nike Projects and Films still in post production.

ZachHarrison.com
zharrisonfilms@gmail.com
(925) 642-7010