another michael kenna video.

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  1. el wacho

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    I enjoyed the video. Thanks

    Jeff
     
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    Well, I loved the "trailer", though it is longer than most. Will I want to see the entire piece when released? Here's why I ask. I'm presently engaged in making a semi feature length video (not about photography) and have been toying with the idea of making a trailer for it, certainly no longer than 2 minutes. Yet, I found this to be entirely engaging, possibly subjectively due to familiarity with the subject matter. Was it done slickly enough, like a Peter Lik video, so that I wasn't aware of the length? Anybody think it too long? Just wonderin'.
     
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    I'm impressed..the artist is always more interesting than the art...and Mr. Kenna is truly a great artist!!
    Best, Peter
     
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    I found the trailer overly long and the music choices to be bombastic and inappropriate - at times it felt like I was watching a promo for some realty TV show like The Amazing Race. The Hokkaido doco viewable at his website (under 'Interviews') is excellent.
     
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    Always good to see him work. Thanks!
     
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    Two things...

    1. I could never be a documentary photographer who traveled the world, because I couldn't eat the food. Did you see what she pulled out the mud?!? BLEH!

    2. What was that 2 foot long lens he had on his hassy?
     
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    I did enjoy the video, but I think it's No Reservations meets Michael Kenna photo shoot. But it does show Mr. Kenna soaking up the local culture which is a part of his art. He's not just a documentarian.
     
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    does anybody know the viewfinder and lenses seen at minute 0:28 and 0:50?


    best mhoth
     
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    Lol, he's not a documentarian at all.
     
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    Viewfinder looked like a PME in both scenes. Lens at 0,28 was a 120/4 Cf, at 0,50 was a Superachromat 250/5,6 CFi with what looked like a 2x converter. Great video and thanks for sharing by the way! I´m astounded how much trust Michael Kenna is putting in his little ballhead when carrying his tripod over the shoulder with the camera still screwed on.
     
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    thx, how do you know that the 250mm is the superachromat?

    best michael
     
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    OHHHH indeed! But to be honest, I never would have left the camera alone in those conditions. He's appropriately 'zen' about the whole thing. :wink:

    It's happened to me in a river, but the camera hit an exposed rock. Didn't get wet, but broken lens - only a nifty fifty, thank god.
     
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    Wait, no! It´s just the plain Sonnar 250/5,6 CFi. The Superachromat does have two blue rings painted on the barrel. I forgot...