Super typhoon Haiyan unleashed vast devastation in the Philippines. Many are without food and water and relief efforts are difficult. The storm was south of the area I visit in the Philippines and all villages faired well. However many families in the villages have family members in the affected area.
Mission Love Seeds is sending a team to search for family members of mission families and take what relief supplies they can. The trip is long and costly and they are raising donations to help with this effort. Please visit www.missionloveseeds.org and consider making a donation to help. Since all funds will go directly to relief any amount donated will go to good use.
Girl waiting for food.
John and Barbi of Mission Love Seeds along with mission coordinator Fely Zapanta at Admiral.
Always carry your camera during the summer months, especially when traveling to Florida. We had some nice storms come ashore in Destin tonight. Here’s tonights action. Enjoy.
Lightning bolts hitting ground behind Surfside condos near Destin.
Lightning coming across the Gulf of Mexico near Destin.
The iPhone is really a powerful tool. Sometimes it think the biggest complaint I have about it is it has a phone. The camera on the iPhone has essentially replaced my point and shoot camera and I’ve started to see how much I could actually do with video.
The video quality on the iPhone is pretty good, though any type of zoom you do is digital and must be used wisely. But for home movies makers and even enthusiastic filmmakers can find good use for an iPhone. The film “Sugar Man” which appeared at the Sundance Film Festival included some iPhone footage. The filmmaker used 8mm film for his movie, but ran tight on the budget and used an app call ’8mm’ for some final shots. The app does a great job of simulating the look of those old 8mm home movies and the best part it is only 99 cents.
A few days ago I was in Phoenix and had a free day, so I decided to see what type film I could do in one day with an iPhone. All video, stills and editing were done on the iPhone. The film was edited and pieced together throughout the day culminating into an awesome place to finish the film. Of course, you’ll have to watch the video to find out where. It’s not perfect by any means, butit was fun and challenging to see what could be done in one day. Enjoy – btw I list the apps used under the video plus a few still shots from the iPhone.
Apps used in video-
iPhone Video camera
Filmic Video Camera
Stills shot with iPhone
My rental car for the day. Convertibles work great for shooting while on the go!
Somewhere along the open road. iPhone HDR
Lightning captured from a storm passing to the east near Tuskegee tonight.
Lightning bolt due east in central Alabama.