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The Almost Friday Show Intro Video

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Last month local Ottawa artist and friend Quinn Brown of From The Wall Photography asked for a helping hand in creating an intro sequence for his great weekly video podcast “The Almost Friday Show ” with fellow geeks Scott Champagne, Sam Lo, Dave Russell and Sean Horn. You can view the intro video by clicking on Episode 6 or newer.

It was a fun photo shoot, with the key piece of equipment being a Nikon D300 DSLR w/ Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 lens set on continuous drive mode (low) at 3fps. Originally we had planned on using several off camera flash units to light the scene, but found they could not keep up with the high rate of fire. So thinking on our feet we switched gears and used a Nikon SB-800 Flash unit set manually to 1/16th power on the camera hotshoe in order to add consistent fill light in addition to the continuous studio lights. Because we were also incorporating available continuous light I set the camera to manual exposure and used a longer shutter speed (1/15th sec.) with an aperture of f/5 (to give enough Depth of Field to the images). ISO was set to 200 for cleanest image quality.

Quinn edited in the music and titles, and was very happy with how the final sequence turned out. Be sure to regularly check for new episodes of “The Almost Friday Show” to get your fill of tech news and geek talk.