Suntory whiskey scene from Lost in Translation

Translation from Lost in Translation: DIRECTOR (in Japanese to the interpreter): The translation is very important, O.K.? The translation. INTERPRETER: Yes, of course. I understand. DIRECTOR: Mr. Bob-san. You are sitting quietly in your study. And then there is a bottle of Suntory whiskey on top of the table. You understand, right? With wholehearted feeling, slowly, look at the camera, tenderly, and as if you are meeting old friends, say the words....

August 3, 2010

DIY steadycam

I started building my own DIY steadycam. I based it on this video. DIY Steadicam - Flying Camera Supportfrom Videopiaon Vimeo. The first part only took me a few minutes to build. It looks like this.

January 15, 2009

Making a movie

This year I’m going to make a movie. People will wonder: “Why are you going to make a movie? You’re a software developer. You don’t know anything about filmmaking.” They would be right. I don’t care. And I will learn something in the process. I think we live in an amazing time for creating beautiful stuff. Cameras aren’t that expensive. Maybe someone has a camera lying around somewhere. Distributing the video on the internet isn’t very hard....

January 6, 2009