It has been a busy and productive year for Little Tree Films and myself. We worked on some fun projects for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities and shot a couple of weddings and did a spot for Edgewood. I worked on a project that took me to Pittsburgh and Phoenix in the same week. I also shot for Victory motorcycles in the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. I did some more work for Best Buy with my friends at 1 Light Films. I finished out the year filming a performance of the Nutcracker done in Burlesque.
Next year we hope to expand the business and work on more fantastic projects. Hopefully we’ll see a HELIX and Sony Fs7 join the stable of gear. And we look forward to the cool toys that haven’t come out yet. See you next year.
So we just finished up a mini doc about my perspective on film. The catalyst for the project was to create a 2 minute doc about something you are passionate about to win a Sony FS7. It turned out really well. Please check it out.
So I got my 120mm Zeiss Jena in a neat package wrapped in twine from the Czech republic. It looks to be in good shape and mounted easily to the 5D with an inexpensive adapter.
Last weekend I took it out on a shoot and used it for the interview with a photographer.
Really happy with how it looks. The next step would be to put it up against a comparable modern lens to see how different it really is. It still has the limitations of a still lens for filming motion like clicked stops and and the focus rotation. I’m already looking at others that would be a good match. maybe a 65mm? An 80mm for sure.