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To Get a Pretty Picture

...just pick up a camera.

I have no idea how apocryphal the story is, but I've heard that Ansel Adams was once confronted by someone who accused him of only getting good pictures because of his camera equipment. Mr. Adams then went out with a disposable and took some of his best pictures just to show it wasn't the hardware.

Well, Ayz Waraich has gone out and done a similar thing. Using nothing much more than a Canon HV20, Ayz has pulled off this:

White Red Panic - SHORT FILM (HD)

from Ayz Waraich on Vimeo (go to the site to download the HD version to see the quality from the little camera).

[NB: This film involves cussing and guns. If you don't want to deal with a few f-words and some blood: Don't watch. The following link includes a few profanities as well.]

Stu Maschwitz has a great post about the video as well. He really says it best: "The point is that [Ayz got off his butt] and made a film at a scale he knew he could slam dunk, with the gear he had available."

And that is the point here at Use what you have to create great media. And, as I've said time and time again: Story is what's important.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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