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Digital Production Buzz

Last night I was a guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan and Michael Horton. It was fun to discuss some of my latest projects and get into the specifics about time lapse photography. Thanks to my new friend Cirina Catania for making it happen.

Here is the link to the interview:


NAB 2014 Speaking Schedule

I will be presenting at the Canon booth on C300 post production. Swing by and say hello if you are going to be there. 

Monday April 7th at 2pm

Tuesday April 8th at 2pm

Wednesday April 9th at 4pm


20-Hour Desert Time Lapse

Recently, I spent an entire day on the Coyote Creek Dry Lake shooting a 360 degree ultra wide angle 20-hour time lapse. While I am not able to discuss who the project was for, I can say the time lapse was projected on a huge overhead dome at a major LA rock concert. 

Here is a single frame from my time lapse that was unwrapped and projected on the overhead screen:

More to come about the production and post on this amazing project when I am able to discuss the details. 


LAX - Tom Bradley International Terminal

I spent a good portion of 2013 working with Moment Factory to shoot and edit content for a 120 foot art installation displayed within the Tom Bradely International Terminal of LAX. The content was edited and delievered in 5K. I created 4 capsules for the "Storyboard Screen" with a focus on LA landscapes, clouds, waves, and airport. Each capsule is 9-minutes long and will be broken up into 3-minute chunks that are cycled on the screen throughout the day based on a variety of factors including time of day.

I am putting the final touches on the video to showcase my content and will post this video shortly but in the meantime, here is a BTS video that Moment Factory has put together to profile the project.


Blackmagic Cinema Camera

A Week With BMC from Jon Carr on Vimeo.

I was fortunate to get my hands on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for a week and shot many of my favorite locations around Los Angeles. Thank you Vincent Laforet. I shot everything in RAW and processed in After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve.

For more information on my experience with the BMC, keep an eye on my blog. More to come soon.

To learn more about my post workflow in dealing with the RAW files, please visit:

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I want to give a shout out to the guys over at Blackmagic who have been great in answering my many questions.

Ryan from Wooden Camera sent over their brand new BMC rig. It was incredibly helpful to mount an external battery to extend the power of the internal battery and make the camera much more functional. This will be a necessity for professional jobs.

Finally, I’ve got to send a little love to the Kessler team. I used the Stealth slider which was ideal for some of the epic hikes I took to get to my remote locations. The Stealth is surprisingly lightweight!


Estria Graffiti Battle

2011 Estria Graffiti Battle from Jon Carr on Vimeo.

Last fall Justin Hamilton, Tim Kotthoff and I grabbed a Red Epic and headed to downtown LA to film some highlights of the Estria graffiti battle. The Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle is a nationwide urban art competition that honors and advances creativity in the Hip Hop arts. This was the first time the event was held in Los Angeles and featured some of the LA's most talented graffiti artists. 

Special thanks to Matteo for giving us a little extra on his dance routine featured in the video. 

This turned out to be a great event to capture at higher frame rates on the Epic. We also used a variety of Ziess CP2 lenses throughout the day. 


Green Screen Tutorial

Green Screen from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

I just did a green screen tutorial for Vincent Laforet's blog and I thought I would post it here as well. We wanted to play around with dropping a character into a different environment, which turned out to be downtown Los Angeles. Check it out if you have a few minutes. 


Three Months of Möbius

Möbius is now out in the wild. The short film is the culmination of the last three months from many talented people. I was fortunate enough to work on this project from script to screen. November 3rd marks the release and it is the official date Canon throws it's hat in the ring of digital cinema. I have been starring at the imagery over the last month from iPod screen all the way to theater projection and I just can't say enough good things about the imagery out of this little camera. 

This was one of the most stressful experiences of my production life but I have to say that now we are done, it has been probably one of the most rewarding. I am very proud of this film and feel fortunate to have worked with many talented people on this project. 

Head over to Vincent Laforet's blog to check out he film and the behind the scenes making of.

Looking forward to all the news from this exciting day!