Fun on the Midway @Marin County Fair
Capturing the pure exuberant joy of being on the carnival midway on the 4th of July at the Marin County Fair.
Director/Camera/Edit: Gary Yost
Aerial team: Jamie Clay - pilot, Gary Yost - camera
Assistant Camera/Edit: Will Hoppin
Production assistant: Ruby Yost
Special thanks to Libby Garrison, Dept. of Cultural Services, Marin County, California
Three of my childhood films.
0:00 - introduction
1:13 - 1969 (music: "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone)
2:52 - 1975 (music: "Absolutely Free" by Frank Zappa)
5:49 - 1976 (music: "Little Umbrellas" by Frank Zappa). Note that I directed, shot b-roll and was the talent for this one... a journey from my house in Jersey to my girlfriend's apt in Greenwich Village.
Special thanks to a very special person... my film production teacher Dr. Rodney E. Sheratsky
Hidden Benefits of the Rubik's Cube
Who knows what might happen when you master the Cube? Will Hoppin lets us in on how Cubing can lead to unexpected positive results.
First test of my DIY "Interrotron" interviewing tool, invented by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris.
Shot on Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6k using Arri Alexa color science in DaVinci Resolve.
Hawaiian Tree Bones, Infrared Time-lapse
Ancestor akua (spirits) embodied by Māmane tree bones. These trees are on Kohala mountain, the first volcano that rose from the seabed to create the Big Island of Hawaii. For more information about Māmane, including how their branches are used by Hawaiians to create dry-land sled runners (yes, sled runners), see: tinyurl.com/qb4njbc
Pre-European Chant: "Ku'u wahine i ka ua 'Ulalena" by Charles Albert Manu'alkohanaiki'illili Boyd
Detailed article about how this was done.
The Great Stellated Icosahedron
The ladybug, or sometimes called a lady beetle, has its name origin come from the Middle Ages where it was known as the “Beetle of Our Lady”. In that time, these beetles were dedicated to the Virgin Mary because it was believed this bug came from the heavens in order to save crops. Today, in many parts of the world, the ladybug is considered either a sign of a fruitful harvest, good weather, or just good luck.
In California and many other parts of the world, ladybugs overwinter (or hibernate which is called “Diapause” in the entomology world) in large aggregations in order to keep warm. Stumbling upon one of these sites, which can be along fences, in trees, under logs or rocks, is an awesome site.
Music "Ladybug" by Kim Fox.
The Imagination of Stonefox
Love is the true source of creativity (and a smile will increase your face value :-). Explore where imagination comes from -- meet the artist known as Stonefox (aka Chuck Galvin) along with his sidekick T-Ball.
Music: "Imagination" performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and "Imagination" performed by Park Stickney.
Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera raw test #2
Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera raw test #1
Inspire flitetest: Roberto Varriale's horses
Full Moon Rising over SF (in 1 minute)
Yerba Buena Island Lighthouse study
Russ Kerr's Mill Valley barbershop
I woke up one day in early 2013 and felt compelled to make this "day in the life" about Russ Kerr, the man who cut my hair for (only) 15 years. I say "only" because the majority of his customers have been going to him for decades. He ran his shop in Mill Valley for 43 years and never fully retired. He passed away only a few months after I shot this and so I present a portrait of a man who has brought his community together in a way that is rarely seen nowdays.
4-minute iPhone portraits - David's Victrola
4-minute iPhone portraits - Rocket scientist Carl Stechman
BTS shooting DSLR from Bell Jet Ranger 407
Tutorial describing how I used an Aerial Exposures X8 gyroscopic mount to stabilize a helicopter shot of the Air Force Station ruins on the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais. Nikon D800, 16-35 f4 VR lens at f8 (VR on), 30p, 1/60th shutter, ISO 100, 2 stops of ND.
Delfina 2014 - Davinci Resolve grading and relighting examples before/after comparison.
Delfina 2014 - "What is Happiness?"
Colorist - Davinci Resolve
Delfina Holiday Video 2015-16: 27 Bones
Colorist - Davinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve multi-power window dodging/burning example.
Grading Inspire 1 aerials in Davinci Resolve
Amazing Small Creatures, Maui iPhone
Some of the little critters in my friends backyard in Kula, Maui.... Shot on iPhone6.
(music: "Bugs" by Bobbi Gentry)
Matt Jaffe @ Mill Valley Memorial Day 2017
iPhone video of Matt playing the Star Spangled Banner (F. Scott Key) at the start of this year's parade.
Clouds of Haleakala
Drifting over Fiji
Heatwave Fairies in Cascade Canyon
Diego Jameau - "My Reality"
Dynamic range test of the Ursa Mini 4.6k camera @ the San Rafael Thursday farmers market, May 19, 2016.
Soup Builders @ Greenwood School
Cascade Falls Roses (Atomos Shogun firmware 6.02 test, Sony A7s @ 4K/30p)
1-minute Trip from Sausalito to San Francisco @ 300mph
2010 - Timelapse of fog rolling around Mt. Tamalpais.
My first digital timelapse ever... created in 2010 with a Canon S95 point-and-shoot.
Great Turtle illustration
Anna's Hummingbird close encounter.
Mill Valley "Stormaggedon"
Baldwin-Keaney-Schwartz busking on "California Stars"
6th Grade Felters, 2012
Greenwood School Science Fair 2013
Greenwood School Winter Faire 2012
How to make an Intonaco Fresco and then remove it from the wall.
Creativity, Waldorf Education, and the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade
Greenwood School & Mill Valley Valley 2015 Memorial Day Parade - "Peace is... "
Greenwood School at the 2014 Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade
Crystal Fairy Blessing