Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's Going To Be OK

Earlier this week, someone posted this meme on Facebook.

I had seen it before but, for some reason, this time it struck me as particularly distasteful.
Wait, what? Distasteful? Isn't it just a harmless and possibly even inspiring meme that conveys something like "don't freak out if you haven't achieved your full potential by age 23. Relax." Sure.

But there's still something that makes me uncomfortable about this meme and what it implies under the surface. What I write below is subjective, personal and certain to make me seem like a bitter creep at first, but hear me out. It has a happy ending.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Some of my favorite images

After seeing one of your typical "100 Most Memorable Images From Movies" posts, I decided to post some movie images I have shot. Putting them all together like this, I must admit I am proud of these. Some are from my own films, and some are from films I photographed for other talented filmmakers. Enjoy!
And if you have any questions about how these shots were lit, or about the compositional ideas behind them, feel free to ask. I love answering those questions.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

GH4, Cinelike-D and the Myth of iDynamic

GH4, Cinelike-D and the Myth of iDynamic

First of all, take a look at the latest video I shot on the GH4. The daylight footage was shot using the Natural profile with Contrast at -3. I wanted to see if I could get good results on something other than Cinelike-D. 

Boulevardia GH4
from Todd Norris on Vimeo.

First Test with the Panasonic GH4

I pre-ordered the Panasonic GH4 on March 10, 2014. I had gotten amazing images from the GH1, 2 and 3, but the addition of 4k video from the latest iteration of the mirrorless hybrid promised to be a huge leap forward in my goal to create images that looked like the Hollywood films I grew up with.

Ink Magazine calls Tiny Horse "Ride" the Best Video of 2013

Tiny Horse "Ride"
from Todd Norris on Vimeo.

Kansas City's Ink Magazine named Tiny Horse "Ride" the Best Music Video of 2013. "Ride" was directed by Mitch Brian and Todd Norris of Jetpack Pictures. Additionally, Ink's first runner-up for Best Video is The Grisly Hand's "Country Singles", also directed by Brian and Norris.

The new music video from Jetpack Pictures for The Latenight Callers!

At long last, here is the music video I shot and edited for The Latenight Callers' "Tourniquets". Enjoy!

Tourniquets from Todd Norris on Vimeo.