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Pretty much the way I envision the optimal usage of the D90 video. Also, just some real nice work.

I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more of this type of thing with the advent of DSLR video... An interesting idea for sure.

Kind of interesting that Mike chose to shoot mainly in few underground areas of a train which gets its name for being mostly elevated. It would be a completely different light if he were above ground.

"Kind of interesting that Mike chose to shoot mainly in few underground areas of a train which gets its name for being mostly elevated. It would be a completely different light if he were above ground."

Not the "El." The "L."

Adam

Pretty nice.

Look and feel is cool but I sorta wish it had a straighter narrative.

Editing was quite good and thought the music did its thing too.

Hate to be a nay-sayer but...

The content is great. Good use of the video to create a distinct style working with the limitations. Nice stills. Together capturing different aspects of the nature of underground travel.
And there is the problem - the differences. to my eyes, this is 2 complementary projects which just don't gel well in this mixed presentation. Plus I like to dictate the pace at which I view photographs.
As for the music - it was so much of a distraction I had to turn the sound off half way through.

So far, any mixed media work I've seen like this seem to be an excuse to do it because it can be done, and ultimately presentation ends up detracting from the content.

I saw this earlier on DPReview forums in a "Why do I need Video in a SLR" flame war. I have to say, this helped me make up my mind. In the right hands (like Mike's) its a very compelling and powerful artistic tool.

The stills are great (though some are slightly overworked for my taste), and very powerful overall. It's really hard to take fresh images from something as overdone as "subway documentary," but he did a great job at bringing out the humanity, felt like a real documentary instead of grab shots.

But isn't putting a soft filter on a 17-35 some kind of crime? ;-)

Like Ryan, I like the still shot but hate the soft filter video. After a few minute, have to stop the watch it. I am still why it so turn off me, especially I like the still picture very much.

I agree the stills were good but the video distracting. It looked like the stuttery 15 fps movie clips we used to see on old compact digicams. This would have been a better presentation without the video.
I think the 5D MKII will be a better tool for this job.

5D2 video isn't stabilized and it will be a shaky mess just as this is. Actually, the D90 captures video at the industry standard framerate, whereas the Canon does not. Without some fairly massive improvement both implementations of video will not reach up to pro-video capture level.

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