Saturday, April 28, 2012

2 Clips are First Responders

I was fighting with my conscience on shooting this footoage.  There was a traffic accident near my house that was drawing a crowd.  I mentioned to my wife that I had always thought that offering footage of emergency vehicles would be a good idea since the footage is used in PSAs and other well meaning media. My idea was to stop by fire halls or police stations and ask for close-ups of some of the vehicles, or ride-along on trainings, not poach real accidents.  I decided that if I shoot with a focus not so much on the detail, but the feel of the scene, I would be able to sleep at night.  This would make a great background for informational text in videos, or to set the mood for more serious projects.  I have included a clean shot, and well as one that is a little more "voyeuristic".

This was also the test run for my old 35mm MD mount lens using my new adapter for my T2i.  I think it looks pretty good!

You can preview and download the clips by clicking "read more" below.  Happy Downloading!

Fire truck and fire fighters respond to a rescue call. Shot with the background out of focus with foreground branches in focus.  Voyeuristic.Fire truck and fire fighters respond to an accident.  Shot slightly out of focus.  For use as a background image or video

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These videos were shot using a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and a Tokina AT-X 35-200mm Minolta Lens using the Fotodiox MD-EOS Lens Mount Adapter for Canon DSLR

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your generosity in sharing of your amazing footage. I recently used 3 of your clips in a music video that can be seen at

    From one creative to another, it is greatly appreciated. You have inspired me to try to figure out how I can share some of the footage I have shot.