Snow Geese at Cedar Lake
Denville New Jersey (Morris County)
More info on Snow Geese – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_goose
Filmed with the Canon SL2 camera + Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 lens
Northern Gray Tree Frog
Jonathan’s Woods, Morris County NJ
Seen in a shrubby area on a recent hot & humid day.
Filmed with the Canon EOS M50 + Tamron SP 180mm macro lens
More info on the Gray Tree Frog – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_tree_frog
Visit Jonathan’s Woods – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/jonathans-woods/
Gateway National Recreation: Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Filming birds is always a good challenge, I was fortunate to keep this Oystercatcher in the frame for a few seconds.
Canon EOS M50 + Tamron SP 150-600mm
I recently completed a short digital video project on beekeeping to be used as a learning tool for the Denville Community Gardens. I filmed local resident, naturalist and beekeeper Mike Leone, of Rockaway Township New Jersey, to provide both the action and dialogue.
Conceptually, Mike and I wanted to keep the video informative but also upbeat. This was easy to achieve as Mike knows many pearls of wisdom about the importance of honeybees and the work which goes into beekeeping.
I found a terrific poppy royalty-free soundtrack online by Kevin MacLeod to set the tone. I created the intro animation myself by drawing a cartoon bee from reference images. I then drew basic animation paths to bring our pollinator to life.
The filming was done in two stages. For outdoor filming I utilized the Tamron 16-300mm VC PZD All-In-One lens. The broad zoom range lens allowed me to frame environmental and detail shots. Mike and I recorded the voice-over indoors using the R0DE VideoMic Go wired into my Canon SL2 DSLR.
I have received great positive feedback from this Beekeeping production and I look forward to taking on more educational projects in the future. Let me know if you have feedback or comments on this video. I have included a few affiliate links above if you wish to purchase the same equipment I use.
Are you interested in collaborating with me on your own video project? Get in touch today by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org