Logo Animation for a recent client: AECOM
This weekend I hiked some trails in Shenandoah National Park. Not exactly the best time of year to see the park. It's rather cold and colorless, but it was incredibly peaceful. I was able to test out two new pieces of gear; my new tripod and a camera stabilizer.
In Memory No. 1 I wanted to convey a feeling of warmth, even though I was shooting in a very cold environment, through a mix of warm color grade and music. In this Memory I really tried to focus on the importance of natural and mixed sound. It certainly makes the experience of watching the video much more immersive than simply having background music.
Over the last few months I've gravitated toward shooting photos more often than video. I do a fair amount of video production and editing for work, so when I have down time it seems a little crazy to be picking up the camera to shoot and edit more. That being said, I didn't get into video production because I wanted a job; I got into it because I really love it. Shooting, editing, and everything in between. Lately, I started to get the urge to do more passion projects; nothing crazy, just something more free and experimental. In that spirit I'm starting what I call my Memory Series, an on going series of shorts videos (and possibly animations) that I will shoot and edit in order to experiment with different styles, and more importantly just to have fun with video again.
On Saturday, November 7th, I will begin a 16 day solo drive across the United States and back. I'll be writing and posting (www.stevecelano.com/blog) everyday, I hope. Some days will be pictures, some days will be text, some days might even have video if I'm really into it.
I have 16 days to go across the country and back. The goal is to go from Baltimore Maryland to Big Sur California to touch some of that sweet sweet Pacific Ocean water. It's sure to be the adventure of the lifetime or a very long and boring car ride.
Along the way I'm hoping to stop at America's finest sights:
- Badlands National Park
- Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons
- Yosemite National Park
- Craters of the Moon
- Big Sur
- Death Valley
- The Grand Canyon
Honestly, I don't think I'll be able to hit all these locations - especially on my own - but it's nice to have goals. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
"And meet me tonight, in Atlantic City" - Bruce
I never know what to make of Atlantic City. When I was a kid, I used to go down every Summer with my grandparents to stay at their charmingly salty rundown shore house. It was fantastic. Not like the three story, split level, side splitting houses people build now. No, this was a much more easy going - walk in with sand on your feet type of place. We went there to fish, sit, and eat; not exclusively in that order.
The casinos were like billboards to me than actual places. You look at them while you were at a stop light, but never felt the need to go in.
I haven't spent much time there since I moved away from home, so I took a little trip back and shot some photos.
Some friends and I drove to Three Mile Island to take photos of the nuclear power plant. Quite an amazing structure.
Kicking off 2015 with a brand new reel. I'm extremely excited to showcase some of my newest work and mix in some of my old favorites. This reel is also a combination of my work in videography and animation.
Had a lovely time reuniting with some old friends this past holiday. Enjoy.
I went to Alaska for a week with my friend Dan, in the end of September, to explore. What an amazing state, with incredible landscapes. We landed in Anchorage and headed north for Talkeetna and Denali. From Talkeetna we took an air taxi to the Denali Mountain Range, which is where I was able to film some nice aerial footage. From Talkeetna we headed south, back through Alaska, and down to Homer and Seward which are great salty towns in the south of Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. I could go on writing for days about the trip and it wouldn't even begin to touch on the great people we met along the way.
Hope you enjoy the video. It certainly doesn't do the state any justice.