I picked up a home film scanning setup and I've been processing a bunch of shots from the past few years.
I think I'm hooked.
The wonders of the world reveal themselves to those with the courage to seek them out. Embrace the journey.
Testing a X-T3 to Kodak Vision 3 500T Emulation
Part of the recipe can be found Here
When I'm pulling photos I'm generally feeling out 2 things, the emotion in the piece, and something from a model that we've not yet seen before. I'd rather the photos be unconventional and honest than standard.
Today's model is Karin : https://www.instagram.com/___krnx/
Been at it on a few projects over the past few months.
Also catching up with old friends. Time is such a strange thing.
You get what you look for.
If you believe you need more, then you'll see more.
If you believe you need less, then you'll see the road to less.
(A pic of my mom, shot on the 40mm voigtlander with a rapido fvd 16a 2x scope -isco red - on the bmpcc6k)
I find myself going back over footage to test different processing methods quite often. 1% improvement every day.
With the current state of affairs, I'm finding it a bit tough to keep level.
I'm definitely optimistic, but the background noise has me noticeably uncomfortable.
Headaches, Lack of sleep, chest tightness, it's almost like catching background radiation.
It's strange though because in all of this I find myself wanting to make even more art.
The times when things are off center, when the world is seeming like a big unclear mess, it all makes me want to say something. It makes me want to do something.
Manikk Realm itself was born out of a time like this.
Reaching in to the depths of the ether and pulling out something.
Reality , truth , or insight, I'm not quite sure. All in all it's become my fingerprint.
The truth of the world is that all is guided by thought. The diet, the intake does a lot for us.
The mind leads the body, the food , is the fuel. So no matter what you're going through in times like this,
remember, you can choose your perspective on the matters that surround you. Even if you're getting hit by this background radiation, remember your agency.
(P.S. , here's an image of Bowser in his favourite spot. )
Today I found a post in a FB group with someone who was upset that volunteer crew wouldn't do tasks that they were delegated.
The key point that they missed was incentive. I'll outline my response here:
"They don't owe you anything, and you didn't pay them. Unless they really care about the project as much as you do (which is next to impossible) , they won't often be motivated to stick with you over the long term.
Pay people. Hire them properly. Or give them a solid incentive to be there. Also in your comment you said You have the passion. That doesn't mean anything to them. Your passion has nothing to do with another person's commitment when they'll be spending money to work with you.
You can't get mad when you don't give them enough value first. Think of them, not you. "
This is a simple thing, but hard for people to get over.
You need to give them a reason to go through it. Production is never easy, but they need to be given something of value. Sometimes its money, an amazing project that will let them grow and have a ton of fun, etc.
Think of them, not you.
In curating work, and in developing art it's often that we think of the far future. Be it a result, some specific desired outcome that hasn't yet come to pass, or a sequence of events sparked by today's action. A key though is to never forget that we've only ever got the present moment in our grasp. If you can understand that you can of course plan ahead but properly indulge into the current moment and in turn very likely achieve the outcome that you seek.
Put simply, stay present.
Tech Specs :
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k
ISCO Red 2x Anamorphic
Nikkor 50mm f1.8 Taking Lens
Rapido Tech FMJ and FVD 16A.
Shot at full sensor 6k.
On a journey. Searching for something. Sharing what's found.