We will be down at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for a drift demolition at the Motorsport Nationals. If you\’re in or around the Atlanta-area… come on out and watch us destroy our Yokohama ADVAN Tires!
I had the honour of wrenching on most of the print-collateral for the drifting portion of this event, and I think it turned out killer! I wanted the flyer to be packed with energy, and be something nobody in their right mind would throw away.
I teamed up with Southeast Drift to produce some more \’Trophy Decks\’ for the end-of-the-season \”South East Drift Challenge\”. Taking cues from BH Design\’s killer bear motif… and following my idea from the last set of SEDC Trophy Decks, I made the decks piece together to form a giant image of a bear. Overall I\’m very pleased with these.
My buddy Will Roegge was in town working with the Tripp and Tom from Spitfire Studios… and the timing couldn\’t have worked out better, because the second installment of Southeast Drift\’s Triple Threat II was going down at Turner Field while he was here.
Will brought out his Letus35 adapter so we could try it out on my newly acquired XL-H1. I had heard a lot of great things about adapting 35mm camera lenses, but never had a chance to mess with it at all. Boy was I in for a surprise.
Here you can see \’Man of Action\’ Brady Stribling helping with the merger.
With the adapter, rails, and lens… it adds a significant amount of weight to the camera. By significant, I mean a TON.
Here we see my lovely girlfriend, Lieze shooting with the setup.
Petey says okay… the camera looks hella legit with all of that – but how does the video look?
Let\’s take a look at some screen captures. These are straight from the camera – no post whatsoever.
For reference… we\’ll start with a shot from the XL without the adapter. The focal length seems almost infinite.
The focal length is slightly different with the Letus35, don\’t you think?
With the flick of the wrist, you can pull focus for an amazing look.
Brady is hysterical in this clip. \”OMG ANDY SAPP #1!\” hahaha. <3
Overall… it gives the digital medium the filmic quality that I\’ve been after for years.
Special thanks to Will for turning me onto this bit of equipment. My credit card hates you in advance… because I can\’t wait to get ahold of one of these!