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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Hi everyone, I'm pleased to finally publish my interview with professional sports and lifestyle photographer Chase Jarvis!

http://www.cameralabs.com/interviews/Ch ... w_Zealand/

As some of you may recall, this was filmed during September 2009 when Chase was in Queenstown shooting a campaign for SanDisk. Unfortunately this coincided with the start of the major push of reviews for Christmas, so I've only recently had a chance to finally edit the footage.

There were also a number of technical challenges which I've explained in the behind-the-scenes section below the interview windows which I hope you'll find interesting - or at least explain why some shots may look a little odd!

Let me know what you think!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Yay! Reading it right away, thanks for posting Gordon!

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I can't wait to read it. Which I will right now. But Darn you! You you tweet this right as I'm about to finish my homework...I can do it later I suppose Chase right now..

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:01 pm 
Very nice interview & I enjoyed reading about the behing the scenes...the interview endind before the cashier started counting coins was beautiful. :) It would have been funny.
I also enjoyed reading about the fuss the 3 cameras put you through,Gordon.


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Just watched them. Very interesting in both content and "making of". Personally I wasn't so interested in the commercial side of part 1, but the gear talk rang home in part 2.

On the technical side, cam2 looked like it was focused a bit too far behind, and the contrast looked lower than the other two. If there's a video equivalent of level tweaking, maybe that would make it look more consistent.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 pm 
I really enjoyed the videos, I've never come across him before but it was very interesting, both the commercial and gear aspects! Any more interviews like this planned for the future?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:04 am 
wow i can't wait to watch and read it !! when i'm free in a bit!! :D


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Very nice interview. Thanks for that!


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Hi everyone, thanks for your comments!

I've added an extra section at the end of the page about what I'd do differently next time - I hope it could be useful for anyone filming their own interview!

popo, yep, it's possible to adjust levels in premiere, and indeed I do it for most of my video demos to make them a bit punchier. Sadly the footage from camera-2 didn't respond that well to the adjustments though, and it also looks soft because I had to crop into the frame to recompose the subject - yet another case of shooting blind and having the subject (and interviewer!) change their positions!

As for doing more interviews in the future, I'd certainly like to, but unless I can arrange something during one of my increasingly rare holidays, I'll have to wait for someone interesting to visit Queenstown! If you hear of anyone suitable visiting this part of the world, do let me know! After all, this interview only happened because some of you guys spotted Chase was in town from his blog and alerted me to it!


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why does he have to ware silly sunglasses (dork jarvis).

good interview though...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:33 pm 
Awesome interview, really great to hear a pro talk about the his work. Say Gordon, did you manage to get Chase become a member of CL?


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Was wondering why I couldn't find let alone watch part 2 of the interview on the iPhone yesterday, turns out its on Vimeo. Well, just means there's another video-treat for... now! :)

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Thanks Gordon for this awesome interview! Really good!
+1 to Popo about the commercial (i think it's because i already watch it like 5 times :wink: ) The gear talk was really great! :wink:
Keep up the amazing work Gordon!

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Nice one :)

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By the way, I didn't think the audio was that disturbing. During the last video, there's a short moment where background noise bothers me, but it's not too significant. I though the overal quality of the video was more than good enough. But it might be a helpfull experience for a next interview (if ever... we certainly hope so).

Any friends of Joe McNally here? I'd really love an interview from Gordon with Joe some time! :D

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