Poetry: I Do Have A Seam by Jamaal May from Hum Digital Shorts





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Published on Jan 24, 2013

For Poem Text: http://www.jamaalmay.com/#et_page_29
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From, HUM (Alice James Books, Nov 2013), Winner of the 2012 Beatrice Hawley Award
Originally Published by Muzzle Magazine http://www.muzzlemagazine.com/

My first full-length collection of poems, HUM, comes out November 1, 2013. I plan to shoot several videos in the run up to the launch. I plan to get more ambitious with the videos, which will eventually require some funding and some help; keep an eye out for my upcoming crowd-funding campaign.

Technical stuff:

This was shot with a Canon T3i and a Sigma 30mm prime lens.
I run magic Lantern and was able to get away with pushing the codec to 1.7, possibly because I did Monochrome in camera. A lot of advice says to shoot flat color and convert for more control, but I found getting it to look right in camera saved me crazy amounts of time and pushing the codec gave me the latitude I needed for contrast adjustments, which were minor anyway.

Lighting is a a setup I built out fo PVC pipe like the Frugal Filmaker (http://www.youtube.com/user/thefrugal...).
Audio was recorded on a Zoom H4n with a Rode NT2-G shotgun mic.
I edited in Adobe Premiere CS6 and converted using the settings recommended in this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AxvGj... but with a higher bit rate (around 16).


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