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On the Mat

This is the second video in a series on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Andre “Maneco” Leite. I have been putting this video together for the past week and realized how different the style was from my last video on striking. They both have the same general layout but I had to approach shooting the Jiu Jitsu differently. It was a lot harder to get a good shot of the Jiu Jitsu than it was to get good striking shots, but I welcome the challenge. It made me try harder and look for better ways to work the scene. I also got to test out my new Zykkor shoulder mount, which, for the money, I thought worked pretty well. Just like the last video everything was shot at Torres Martial Arts. Unfortunately, this also marks the end of my winter break and it was last time I will be heading into the gym to work on Jiu Jitsu until the summer.

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Spring 2011 Delta Zeta Tugs

Since things have been a little slow while I’m finishing up what is left of my winter break I realized I never posted the first video I worked on. This was from the spring of last year during Eastern’s Greek Week. The fraternities and sororities host different competitions around campus with the goal of getting points. One of these competitions is tugs, a massive game of tug-of-war. Campus Pond is turned into a muddy battleground for a few days to see who will emerge as the tugging champions. I went and covered the Delta Zeta sorority.

On another note, my second video on Andre “Maneco” Leite will be up this weekend. It will focus more on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Over the past few weeks I have been working on a video for my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Andre. This video is the first of two videos that will hopefully be finished before I go back to Eastern in a week. The focus of this video is on striking and the next video will focus on Jiu Jitsu. The video was shot at Torres Martial Arts in Hammond, IN. I shot the video mostly with a 50mm 1.8 but for a few shots I used the 28mm 2.8 and my 5d Mark II. I really like the look of the 28 in the video and realized that I have definitely under used it in some of my previous assignments.

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