Category Archives: Movies

Focus Photography Videography Workshop

It has been thought about long enough. Some ideas pop out and before you know it your in it. I’m glad to say Infocus247 and Bluetreasurephotography is now offering classes teaching basic videography and photography techniques to capture an image and tell a story. There are times where some concepts and buttons may be hard to grasp. With hands on in the field practice we can help you gain a better understanding on how to capture the shot you are looking for. We completed our first group class over the weekend in Houston.

Here’s an example of a student learning the technique of rack focusing.

The class/session is 2 hours long with 2 teachers at 100.00

What will you require. – A camera ( No iPhones… that’s a different class)

We provide a print out overview of the basics we will be covering.Shutter speed, F – Stop, white balance and ISO

A PDF file for the videography half that details shot structure, being prepared and techniques for cinematic shots.

Go to Infocus247.com/workshop for more info . Use the contact form below to reach out

The Water Will Carry Us Home

 

The Water Will Carry Us Home
by Gabrielle Tesfaye

IT ALL STARTED WHEN…

Middle passage. Slave ship. Orishas. Mermaids.

Through living ritual and stop motion animation, The Water Will Carry Us Home reveals the story of stolen Africans being thrown off the slave ship whilst sailing through the Middle Passage. Upon crashing in the waves, a phenomena happens when the presence of Yoruba Orishas dwelling in the water saves these spirits.

Credits

Music

Ibeyi “Ellegua” Opening Song
Kenn. C. “Spectra” Middle Song

Special Thanks to

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PSOA
Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres
Dick Blau
Michelle DaCosta
Owen Klatte
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Mulugeta Tesfaye

Copyright Gabrielle Tesfaye 2018

Movie Select: Life & Nothing More

 

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today’s America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads. You can watch it here 

 

Documentary Select: Bastardy

Every once in a blue I come across a doc that feels real. I mean real as in it feels like under any other circumstance I wouldnt be allowed to view what is being recorded. Life can be raw but finding someone to allow you to record their life without a moral filter in mind is hard.

An intimate documentary of Jack Charles, a.k.a. “Jackie”, the legendary Australian aboriginal actor who co-founded Australia’s first indigenous theatre company and struggled with his identity later in life. Watch the doc here 

Book Select: Fahrenheit 451

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit, in a chilling novel of a frightening near-future world. Author Ray Bradbury

Read the PDF Here

 

We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire…and then we can be happy. Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, premieres May 19