Saturday, May 24, 2014

5 Stock Footage Clips Spill the Beans

 A few days ago, I posted a question on our Facebook and Twitter pages asking people to complete this phrase:

Only one person at the time of this posting had replied and he said "Coffee Beans".  In all honesty, I've had that one on my "to-do" list for quite some time and this was the kick in the butt I needed to get up and just do it.  I shot it a couple of times trying different pour speeds and thought I'd include the variety for you.  My personal favorite is the one that is left justified.  For those of you who read these posts often, you'll know I am a big fan of including negative space.

PS - For those of you interested, the beans are being poured into a giant wooden bowl which helped keep the action in one place.  It was shot with my trusty F&V R-300 ring light as the primary/only source and I used my Sigma 24mm Macro lens at a f1.3 (thanks to my Metabones Speedbooster lens adapter) to get the very shallow depth of field.

PPS - Also, for those coffee aficionados, the beans I used was an organic, fair trade, Honduran coffee from Trader Joe's.   Please don't judge me on that one way or another..   :)

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

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These videos were shot using the Sony NEX-FS700 and a Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Lens


  1. Thanks BF... Love your work and your generosity for sharing it with us!! :)
    Cheers... Tony

  2. Hey man, I needed this for a college assignment project. Usually, stock videos are quiet expensive which is hard for me to afford. Thanks a lot for sharing this for free!