Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam, a set on Flickr.
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NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam, a set on Flickr.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, a set on Flickr.
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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, a set on Flickr.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Big Balance are heading to market with their Gibbon, a 2-axis gimbal stabilizer for small cameras, and I figured that this neighborhood dog park would be a fun place to test it out. We’re all looking for that killer app, combining discreet size (much smaller than a Movi), with effortless smooth action. We’re still waiting, because that 3rd axis is crucial: up-down + tilt stabilization (2-axis) isn’t enough to get good shots, so really, adding left-to-right (3-axis) is the final frontier. Smartphone and GoPro 3-axis gimbals this small have hit the market, but nothing yet for camera weights in this ballpark: at 440 grams, I used a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for this video with a Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens stopped down for wide depth of field.

Any device that keeps the camera level to the horizon and looking straight ahead is useful, though. For this Big Balance Gibbon, I applied Adobe Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro afterward to account for that lack of a 3rd axis, setting its smoothness to a nominal 1%. It requires extra processing time, but for now, it’ll do.

"The Creek" music is by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, from the royalty-free YouTube Sound Library. To keep up with these clips and more, follow us at focuspulling.comfacebook.com/focuspullingtwitter.com/focuspulling and/or google.com/+focuspulling.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ray Shattenkirk: “O Captain! My Captain!”
from The Better Angels (with text by Walt Whitman)

World Premiere performed by IBIS: A Chamber Music Society
Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano
Joseph Scheer, violin
Malorie Blake Shin, violin
Chiara Dieguez, viola
Sean Neidlinger, cello
Adria Sternstein Foster, flute
Susan Robinson, harp

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
Arlington, Virginia
June 1, 2014

Audio engineered by Matthew Weiner
Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Moving to see these pictures from the recent XEPE AN CÖICOOS screening of Hamac Cazíim, shown right in the film’s idyllic landscape, celebrating the art and culture of the Seri. After a run through film festivals, this is the best. But I took some time over the holiday weekend for an overdue second look, after years in-between, and it’s tighter now (with prior help from producer/chopper Stana Benesova Kimball), at a quarter less running time, finally under that critical 30-minute mark. Now, to lock it down! Looking forward (it was a learning experience).

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Leica. You are mine now.

Leica. You are mine now.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Duo of Jeff Surak & Cory O’Brien playing electro-acoustic surfaces, cuisines, harmonic cigars and gluten disco.

Presented by the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, Film and Dance at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. on October 6, 2013.

Makioki Sisters can be found at: zeromoon.com/artists/makioki-sisters

Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Tiananmen, or so-called “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” separating Tiananmen Square from the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on March 5, 2014

The Tiananmen, or so-called “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” separating Tiananmen Square from the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on March 5, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

Friday, May 23, 2014