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This video makes me want to learn the hell out of Adobe After Effects.

Left Behind
by =CaNbO on deviantART

Please note: THIS IS NOT MY VIDEO. I DID NOT CREATE IT, NOR DID I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ITS CREATION. The last time I posted something about someone else's work, I got 40 e-mails asking how I did certain things in it.


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I'd actually rather if you went to the actual website and watched it in full resolution there, but if you're lazy and don't care about the quality of my work, feel free to watch this crapalicious embed.

Magpie from Christopher Galasso on Vimeo.

This assignment was really about finding instances of light reflecting on surfaces, so I had a whole configuration that didn't work out, so I had to modify my plan and came up with this. Came out pretty well.

Music: Patrick Wolf - Magpie

Shot on: Canon HG10

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Lost and Found from Christopher Galasso on Vimeo.

We had to take a continuous shot and tell a story of something lost and maybe found.

Shot on Canon HG10.

Music: Ólafur Arnalds - 1953

Special thanks:

Travis - Sad guy
Siobhan - Body Pillow, Chihuahua Wrangler
Monamour - Celebutante Chihuahua Extraordinaire

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Market East from Christopher Galasso on Vimeo.

The assignment was to shoot inconspicuously in a public place to see what kind of choreography and moments would emerge.
I think that was it.

Not really sure why the aspect ratio is the way that it is. Must have happened when I exported it.

Also, any camera movement was because I had the camera sitting in my lap so as to remain inconspicuous as I shot. The movements are from my breathing.

Shot on Canon HG10.

Music: M83 - In Church (Ben and Cyann Version)

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The assignment was to use camera movement (dollying, tracking, booming, panning, etc) to reveal the space that you're in.

Music: Helios - Free Soil

Grocery from Christopher Galasso on Vimeo.

PS, I unfortunately had to scale the quality of this video way down to get it to fit on Vimeo. The actual file is in glorious hd resolution. Sigh.

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The assignment was to create a new way to hold a camera. I borrowed a little from the 'Snorricam' made popular by Darren Aronofsky in Pi and Requiem for a Dream.
I strapped the camera to my chest while walking around St. Peter's Church in Philadelphia.

Music: Dollboy - Last Night I Dreamt Someone Loved Me

In Church from Christopher Galasso on Vimeo.

In other news, at this angle, I look like Admiral Ackbar.

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I'm shooting my next video in about 6 hours and I'm feeling really anxious/nervous about it. This is the first one I've done this semester that involves other people, so that might be why. There's also a lot of factors that I wasn't able to plan out ahead of time (ie: various speed and timing things, how long people will be in frame, how I can keep them in frame, etc.) so that's definitely a reason why I'm feeling anxious.

I tend to not like counting on people to help me with projects, because last semester for my film final, I had 11 people tell me that they'd help and all but 2 backed out, causing me to scrap my original idea and go back to the drawing board on the day I was set to shoot.

Tomorrow, I have 6 people, one of which (my roommate, Mary) might not make it because her boyfriend is missing in action and she's freaking out about it (understandably so. Jimmy used to vanish on me on a regular basis and so I know what she's going through.)


So my assignment is about choreographing peoples' movements within the frame. I'm going to have people moving across the frame from left to right, or right to left, at different speeds and holding at specific points in the music (of course it's related to music. It's what I do.)

Also involved is 60 yards of china silk, which I spent about 6 hours knotting into a 180 foot long white silk rope (or, incidentally, a 180 foot long white soft rope).

Anyway, I should get a few hours sleep before the big shoot.