Category: Photography and Lighting

First Movie “Short” – Helicopter Flyover

  After a few months of ramping up on the learning curve, I finally felt I’d gotten to the point where I could actually produce something.   The first “short movie” out of the box is a helicopter flyover of my LAJ layout.  You can see the clip HERE. Somebody that has been following this…


Compelling Video – July 3rd

The practice video I uploaded onto YouTube was a successful exercise in terms of rooting out where the major trouble spots are with respect to creating the type of video I have in mind.  Just as with still images, model railroad videography presents unique challenges.  At the top of the list is handling the backdrop….


Step Into My World

The camera lens allows us to interpret, capture, and experience our models in a way that simply isn’t possible with the naked eye. It takes us to the place we envisioned when we started this whole layout building process.  The image above of Federal Cold Storage took most of a weekend to get the end…


Compelling Video June 17

The Elephant in the Corner of the Room   The constructive criticism received on the LAJ practice video fell into two areas, the white balance and the bit of choppiness in sound transitions.  Noted, but also very simple to fix.  The purpose of the exercise was to experiment with some techniques but primarily to unearth…


Compelling Video Imagery – June 12

I spent the better part of the weekend working on a practice/test video to test the waters as to what the challenges would be to produce something that was less “model railroady” in appearance. You can see the video HERE. Going in, I wanted to focus on three aspects of video production: Composition Lighting Audio…