Category: Photography and Lighting

Compelling Video -8/11/17

I’ve spent most of my model railroad free time working on another video and slowly (very slowly!)  I’m getting up to speed on the differences between motion and still photography.  For the latest video I wanted to have scanner chatter in the background.  Tracking it down has been a challenge but I’ve made some progress….


YouTube Scanner Chatter

I’m in the process of putting together my next video and I’d like the background audio to have a heavy emphasis on scanner chatter.  If any of YouTubers out there have some clips with scanner chatter that you’d be willing to let me use I’d be eternally grateful!  Although I’ll settle for any chatter, I’d…


Crystal Promotions

Watching videos of the LAJ on YouTube I’ve noticed that one of the favorite shooting locations for rail fans is the South Soto Street crossing.  Here they catch trains leaving the team track and heading back to the yard.  Looming in the background of many of the shots is the Crystal Promotions structure.  It shows…


The “Rail Scene”, More Than Just Rolling Stock

    I know it’s a different take than most people have, but for me locomotives and freight cars are just one part among many as to what makes up the overall rail scene.  I don’t need to encounter a train in order to have a good day of, for lack of a better term,…


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…