Next week is looking to be very busy with a wedding tomorrow on Cape Cod and three photo shoots at the end of the week. I'm going to see Conan O'Brien next week at Mohegan Sun so that should be awesome. More photos next week!
One of my many vintage cameras. I can't find out much info on this particular version since there is no name on it and there is a lack on info on DeJur cameras online. No matter what it is a nice addition to my collection.
Last night was the Motif Magazine Awards at the Hi Hat in Providence. I was there with The Spot on Thayer team who won Best Open Mic. The opening act was a strip tease that certainly got everyone's attention. Click on the photos to see them larger. 6DBWN5UNUWM3
I didn't think there would be a Week in Photos this week since I feel like I didn't do anything photo worthy. I started writing for Examiner.com as the Providence Fashion Photography Examiner so be sure to check out the two articles I already have up.
Tuesday Shawn and I headed over to The Spot to check out some live music. We've become part of the little family over there and I'm part of their Spot on Photography team.
Wednesday was Cinco de Mayo and I got to have lunch with a very, very, very dear friend of mine who I don't see enough. Thursday Shawn and I went to a Yelp meetup at Hot Club.
Amanda is clearly incapable of making a normal face when a camera is near her.
Friday and Saturday consisted of cleaning, sorting, donating, and trashing a bunch of crap in my room. Shawn and I got a space in a storage center so we can move out all the stuff we don't need and not feel so suffocated at home.
This is my light switch. It got knocked off years ago and has been exposed like this since. I think I might want to get one of those Jesus light switch covers for it...
That's a giant inflatable Locoroco next to my Wii and white TV and in front of a Bright Eyes and The Faint poster from their show at Lupos five years ago (that was a great show).
This is my extremely heavy traincase filled with makeup. This thing has definitely taken a beating from me.
Some of my movies. I have probably 1000 VHS tapes still in my possession. Most of them went into storage but I kept some of them around. That Yahoo water-bottle was given to me by the son of one the CEOs of Yahoo. It was pretty random.
So that was my week. Here's hoping next week will be more photo worthy.
I recently purchased the ReelDirector app after seeing the price dropped 50% from $7.99 to $3.99. I was hesitant to buy the app at its original price because I wasn't sure if it sucked or not and if I would ever use it. After using it once I can definitely say it's a good app to invest in if you are a vlogger and need to edit videos on the go. So on to the review...
First off you go to the "New Project" screen where you can input your opening and closing titles and credits, as well as choose transitions and the quality. I would recommend to keep the titles short because if it's too long it will get cut off.
Once you click the done button you move on the "Projects" panel. Here you see the movies you are working on. Click on the project you want and you will see information about your movie like the length and the last time it was modified. The "Produced" line is empty in this photo because that information only shows up when the video has been finished and exported.
When you click "done", you will be taken to the "Edit Clips" panel. Click on the green "add" button and select movie clips already recorded with your camera. Keep adding all the clips you want in your finished movie. You can also add in different transitions in between each clip.
This is where the app gets a little confusing for me. I find it easier to trim clips right in the Photos app then trimming in ReelDirector. It's hard to move the in and out points to exactly where you want to make your cut.
Also when using the "Volume & Fade" editor, I tried changing the volume but I found that it did nothing.
You can also add photos and music to your videos. Photos are simple to add into the video and is easy to pan and zoom the photo.
Music on the other hand is a process to add. You actually need to be near a computer to add music. You first have to go back to the "Projects" screen and click on the musical note at the bottom of the screen that says "Music". Click on the plus sign up top and you will see this screen. You have to type into your browser on your computer the web address they give you (I do not know if it gives everyone a different web address to go to).
Once you do that you will see be asked to choose the song(s) you want to import into ReelDirector.
Choose the song you want. And then upload. Once it is imported the song can be added to your movie.
Once you are done editing your video, "click" on the done button. You'll see six items you can select at the bottom of the screen. When you are completely done with your video, click on "Render". This process can take awhile if your video is long but it shouldn't take longer than a couple of minutes.
Once it's rendered it is able to be played so you can watch your video, but it's still not saved. Click on the "Save" button to save it to your photo album.
Final thoughts: I think ReelDirector is a solid video editing app for the iPhone. I think it's definitely worth the $7.99 price tag but I would jump at it being on sale $3.99. Another great thing about the app is that if you have any questions you can click on the little info icon on the top of the "Projects" panel and it will give you instructions on how to do anything with the app. So like I said before if you are a vlogger and want to upload edited videos to your YouTube page straight from your iPhone, this is a must have app.
And now you can watch the final video I made with my iPhone. I know, it's Oscar worthy.
Yesterday I was sitting outside my friends' apartment building watching the clouds go by. We saw these dark ominous clouds form and then break up within a span of 30 minutes. I took out my phone and used the Hipstamatic app (which I have reviewed before) and took some photos. I took many more of these but I like the variety of this bunch.
Lots of photos this week. Last Sunday I shot for Boston clothing designer Ichigo Black. You can read all about that here and see the photos from the shoot here. On Wednesday I shot Michaelle. She was really fun to shoot. Right away as I got out the car, the heel of my sneaker hit mud and I did a spilt right into it. The show must go on so I went right on shooting.
Friday night we went to the opening of a music studio in Woonsocket.
Later than night we headed to Blake's Tavern for Josh Willis's birthday party at Blake's Tavern. We met lots of amazing people and had such a fun time.
Saturday afternoon Shawn, his best friend Mike, and our friends Steve and Chantel went to Beerfest at the Rhode Island Convention Center. It was fun but not really something I would want to do again (I said that last time I went two years ago).
We met up with our friend Amanda later on and wandered around Federal Hill.
We then went to Blake's again for a little bit and then hit up Cuban Revolution to eat some nachos and listen to some live jazz music.