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New Orleans and south Louisiana commercial food photographer, Matthew Noel, shares his journeys finding flavors using HD video, food photography, and hdslr cinematography.

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Matthew Noel blogs about food, food photography, photography, and the food scenes and culture across south Louisiana including Houma, New Orleans, the surrounding areas, and travel across the world.

40 Minutes in the French Quarter (D7000 test video)

Matthew Noel

I spent 40 minutes in the French Quarter and figured that I would challenge myself to make an interesting video out of the resulting footage.  I've been shooting video with the Nikon D7000 dslr for about a month now, and I'm quite happy with the results.

Here is all the technical stuff.  It was all shot on the Nikon D7000 dslr on a monopod with a fluid head for stability.  I chose the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro lens because it is a good portrait lens, yet wide enough to capture an entire scene.  A fast 50mm would have work just as well.  I created a low contrast, unsharp picture control in the camera so that I would have more latitude (usable camera information) for color grading in post.  I edited the H.264 video in Sony Vegas Pro 10 and graded the color with magic bullet looks.  In magic bullet I added a warming filter, s curve, and a bit of film grain.  To finish off the footage I applied a modest amount of sharpening and a slight touch of the unsharp filter.

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