Dogs In Cars by Keith Hopkin
Keith Hopkin from the video Jump - a timeslice experiment featuring music by M83
Boo Project Poster

Posted by Keith on March 4th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I recently went to Barbados for a vacation. It’s a really beautiful place. Here are some vines:
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Posted by Keith on January 27th, 2014 at 11:41 am

Check out this new Coldwell Banker ad produced by Siltanen & Partners Advertising. It features shots of Clancy, Pinky and Gracie from Dogs in Cars. I never would’ve thought Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” would go so well with it.

Posted by Keith on December 10th, 2013 at 2:09 am

Earlier this year I worked on a really great project for Petcurean. “Savour Every Moment” explores the bond that we share with our loving pets. Between all of the filming in the winter of upstate New York and the southern California sun I had a lot of really great footage to compile. Unfortunately some of it didn’t make the final cut, but I am happy to present to you the extended director’s cut. In the coming weeks I will also be posting some behind the scenes clips and some other outtakes. For now, enjoy this version of “Savour Every Moment” !

on vimeo | on YouTube

Directed by Keith Hopkin - facebook.com/keith.a.hopkin
Original Score by Carly Comando (itunes: bit.ly/1gA1KL2 )
Produced by C. J. Gardella | Directory of Photography – Dave McGrath
Special thanks to Petcurean for the generous artistic grant!


Posted by Keith on November 7th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Had a fun shoot with my GoPro Meetup group. We spent a few hours shooting Ark on is motorcycle in Brooklyn. Chris brought one of his quad copters and we tried a few different shots. This is also the first time I decided to shoot in Protune which is GoPro’s higher bitrate (35Mbps) flat color profile (Hero3 Black).  GoPro’s recommended workflow is to run clips through their Cineform application. I’ve done some tests and their software does a nice job of applying the “GoPro look” on the footage. I opted for skipping this step and doing color grading directly in Adobe Premiere to attempt the same look. I started to get myself wrapped up in color grading tutorials and might have pushed a few things too much (or not enough??  I’m still learning this process).

Protune also produces a softer image. Apparently the camera does some sharpening with Protune off. I haven’t  been able to figure out an equivalent unsharp mask setting in Premiere that mimics Cineform or the camera’s non-Protune output.

The 3D text at the end was done with After Effects’ new amazing 3D Camera Tracker feature. It actually analyzes footage and generates a virtual 3D space (great tutorial here: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-after-effects-cs6/3d-camera-tracker/)

I’m including both YouTube and Vimeo versions here.  As expected the YouTube compression has done a number on some of these shots while the Vimeo upload is much cleaner.

Directing/Editing: Keith Hopkin, Copter: Christopher Kaczmarzyk [chrisap.com], Biker: Arkadiy Birger
Special thanks to the GoPros who participated in shooting: Lior Burg, Orlando Benedicto, Tom Lassu, Sean Keane
Additional thanks to Magnet Media for providing a “pre-production” meetup space.

direct link: YouTube 

direct link: vimeo