The guest for this episode of Digital Film TV is Patryk Kizny of LookyCreative and DitoGear. Patryk is an amazing filmmaker, astronomer, photographer, graphic designer, and gear-maker. When I first saw his short film Autumn, I knew I wanted to talk to Patryk. He built his own motorized dolly and camera controller. His HDR time-lapse movies are extraordinary.
In this episode of Digital Film TV, Patryk talks about how launched DitoGear to market his own line of motorized dollies and camera controllers – including the OmniSlider. Patryk discusses in depth his techniques for creating HDR time-lapse movies.
I enjoyed this conversation with Patryk. And I love his yellow office chair :)
This was supposed to be the first episode of Digital Film TV. I recorded the episode back in February and now it’s near the end of April. I had several problems with recording and editing this episode. I was using new recording gear, a new version of Skype, and new version of Call Recorder, plus using dual camera recording at both locations. Ouch! Did you see a pattern in that excuse? “New Version.” Always risky to do something different with a “new versions” of anything. Oh, well. In the end I learned a lot, and will resume dual camera recordings in future episodes of Digital Film TV – with much improved quality.
Patryk used two Canon HDSLR’s to record his side of the interview in Poland. He was kind enough to mail me a hard drive containing the footage. In my office I used a Canon HV20. I did not have time to work out using my Canon 5D Mark II on my side as there were so many other technical problems. Next time will be different! Mixing Canon 5DM2 footage and HV20 footage is no fun. The color and lighting for the HV20 footage stinks. There are a couple of edit glitch towards the end, but after spending hours cutting and rendering – well, it’s a keeper. Keep in mind that these podcasts takes hours of my time to do, and I do not get paid for them. So, take your blood pressure medicine, relax, and enjoy the conversation. In time, as I get more personal bandwidth and funding for the podcast, I’ll improve the quality.