My Mother’s Prairie


I spent a hot, bug-filled, summer afternoon filming at my home in Wisconsin. Why? Because my (wonderful) mother is an ecologist and has a beautiful prairie. Some of this footage will be used for a film I am (hopefully) putting together for my mom’s business. During the time of filming gnats were out in full force. They kept flying around and landing on my lenses, buzzing next to the microphone (which you can hear), and generally annoying the f*** out of me.

This was shot on a Canon 600d using neutral picture profile. Canon Lenses: 50mm f/1.8, 16-35mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8. Aerial video shot using GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition recording in ProTune at 60fps (Narrow FOV)

Graded with FilmConvert and Magic Bullet Looks.

Music by the amazing Austin, TX string band BALMORHEA. The song is ‘Bowsprit’. Download the song + album here:

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