I hope you enjoy these small videos I share on this site. Each one of them helped me fine tune my camera skills so that I can compete with the professionals out there who make the big bucks lol. These quick tutorials will expand your knowledge of camera angles, grid lines, auto focus points and things most people never think about in filmmaking online. It’s not so simple, you have to learn all of these small things to create your own style and master everybody else’s. Every photographer or filmmaker has their own blueprint on how they film, but the basic steps in this video are used by almost everyone. save this video and take notes!!!
I watch this guy’s videos all of the time for film tips. This video is especially good for people who are looking for that cinematic film look on Canon Cameras. I use these setting as well. Check it out and subscribe to his channel.
In this episode of Gateway Radio I interviewed Sophia Stewart. She is the writer and creator of the Matrix and Terminator films. Her story was stolen and created into movies without her knowledge. In the interview she explained how unfair the film industry is and how this is done all of the time to writers and creative people. Stealing is common in the industry. This is why she explains the importance of copywriting your material and source work. For more information on Sophia Stewart check out the links below and read the bio at the end of this Blog post.
Writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies, Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to describe Sophia Stewart. Stewart entered the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and minors in law and psychology. While attending the University, she studied under the guidance of many celebrated authors and writers such as:
Max Segal, a former journalist of the New York Times,
Emile Capouya, publisher, editor, essayist, and critic,
Paul Cherry, a playwright for Broadway.
She, also, served as an intern for television at the Public Broadcasting Station WNET Thirteen, where she worked with Oscar winning film documentary producer, Perry Miller Adato. Her graduating class was honored with a special letter/citation from President Jimmy Carter.In 1979, her love and skills for writing motivated her to move from New York to Los Angeles where she studied cinema at the University of Southern California (USC).It was there she had the opportunity to study film under the auspices of producer Leon Roth; father of Eric Roth, screenwriter of the movie Forrest Gump.By the early 80’s she had started writing professionally. It was through her association with the entertainer Janet Jackson that she became involved in a special project that enabled her to write her first television scripts entitled “My Special Love” and “Blue Short”. During this period Ms. Stewart also had the opportunity to work at Columbia Pictures in the office of Vice President Dick Berres. It was at Columbia Pictures where Dick Berres supported her aspirations to write and gave Sophia five first draft scripts. One was called “From Here to Eternity”. She is an accomplished award-winning poet who has published over one hundred poems. NAACP Award In December, 2005, Sophia Stewart was awarded the NAACP Rosa Parks Award for her contribution to the film industry.Stewart, a gifted writer visionary, has also worked for individual celebrities who include former Knick player Dick Barnett, Louis Gossett Jr., and Shelly Winters. Her background is diverse and many of her writings reflect ground breaking literature that is undeniable before it’s time. She has received numerous awards for her achievements over the past few years.After earning the Rosa Parks Award’ from the NAACP in December 2005, she also got the honor award for empowering the people from the Las Vegas Music Awards in September 2006. On June 2, 2007 she was nominated for the international award called: ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness Heart.’ An award offered to people who have made exceptional contributions to the human family. Some of the receivers of this award include: Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul, Jesse Jackson and many others.
We took a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, I took many photos. A good day to go is Sunday. Saturday is very packed and everybody is irritable and hot. Try carrying some water and a map of the museum, it helps. Some of the exhibits cost more money so bring some extra funds. I really enjoyed my time here. I’ve been here many times as a kid, but as an adult there is a greater appreciation of everything shown here.
Below is my equipment list. Play some music and enjoy the photos. Peace!!!
Check out this quick video tutorial of how to set up your Sony A6000 camera settings to work with adapted lenses. So you’ve got a Sony A6000 camera, you’ve got a vintage lens, you’ve even got the right adapter, you’ve got everything you need to shoot your masterpiece right…well almost. You still need to set your camera settings to work with these old adapted lenses. In this quick video we’ll look at how to set your camera to work without a lens, turn on manual focus assist, set the focus magnification time, set your focus peaking level and color, and assign the focus magnification to a custom button. that will have you using your adapted gear in no time:)
Power on A6000 . Press Menu Button . Gear Icon
Adapting vintage lenses can be an excellent way to acquire quality glass at a bargain price.
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Here are some photos from my trips to New Orleans this past year. I used all of my lenses on these photos. I walked around asking people to take photos of them, people were more than happy to pose for me. People love to be loved, they love attention and it makes them feel good to feel important. I don’t care how you look on the outside, your smile and spirit is what I want to capture. I hope you enjoy my photos, feel free to critique them….enjoy!!!
RON ALPHA – filmmaker
Super Sunday – March 19, 2017
Aside from Mardi Gras Day, the most significant day for the Mardi Gras Indians is their Super Sunday. The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council always has their Indian Sunday on the third Sunday of March, around St. Joseph’s Day. Their festivities begin at noon in A.L. Davis Park (at Washington & LaSalle Streets) where the Mardi Gras Indians once again dress in their feathers and suits and take to the streets to meet other tribes.
I filmed scenes from all over New Orleans, this is what you will see when you come here. The city is beautiful. The people are awesome, from rich to poor they all have something to share. Whenever I travel to New Orleans I feel at home, almost like a 2nd home for me. Enjoy the video!!!
Produced by: Ron Alpha Email: Gateway2thegods@gmail.com