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Monday, June 06, 2005


The storm that almost ruined Chuck's birthday, the same one featured in Barrett Chase's video, made it's way over to Grand Rapids this past weekend. It made for some nice footage.

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Music: Dar Williams - The Beauty of the Rain


  • That was EXCELLENT man!! One of the best I've seen yet.

    What kind of camera are you using? It looked like you could reach in there and touch that leaf.

    Kudo's to you, Josh! You'd make MTV proud.

    By Blogger Scott Walker, at 11:40 PM, June 06, 2005  

  • I love the plastic bottle. Did you get any hail?

    By Blogger Barrett, at 12:10 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • Another great video,the shot of the leaf was cool.

    By Blogger alexander, at 12:25 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • You could have just had the bottle shot on its own and it would have said all it needed to say.

    About rain, I mean.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 2:32 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • nice footage.

    my favorite was the leaf, too.

    By Blogger annie!, at 3:50 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • that was beautiful.
    oh man, i love the bottle floating away.
    when i was a kid i was totally enchanted by stuff like that.

    By Blogger Chuck Olsen, at 6:57 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • Very cool video.

    I dug the scene where the water is cascading from roof slope to roof slope. Something calming about watching running water.

    By Anonymous Stone, at 7:32 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • Beautiful video and excellent music choice! My favorite was also the leaf. We had effects from the storm here in NC as well.

    By Blogger Erin, at 9:56 AM, June 07, 2005  

  • hypnotizing

    By Anonymous croquetbroom, at 12:51 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • Best video indeed!

    By Blogger jonjon barros, at 5:19 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • wow. that was awesome. i love Dar Williams and it was the perfect song for this video. I am so jealous of your video-making skills. :)

    By Blogger Jodi, at 5:36 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • very nice ... music fit perfect and good mix of shots ...

    By Blogger Richard, at 6:21 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • That was beautiful. The plastic bottle was reminiscent of American Beauty, where he shoots the plastic bag blowing down the street, in feeling. I love your work.

    By Blogger mary hodder, at 7:50 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • i wonder where that bottle is now?

    the leaf - steller!

    yeah what kind of camera are you using, or are you playing with the fstops to get that definition more clearly? 3 chip? nes pas?

    By Blogger Jamie O'Brien, at 8:37 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • I remember being a kid and watching the rain... Just staring and kinda floating off my thoughts. This reminded me of the days where I enjoyed the rainfall when I used to live in the Philippines. Rain was fun, it made the hot tropical weather refreshingly cool. I used to run around in it with my childhood friends.

    Thanks for triggering those memories! Excellent, excellent clip!

    By Blogger Markrocks, at 9:33 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • beautiful.

    By Blogger charfin, at 11:57 PM, June 07, 2005  

  • Funny seeing you take video of rain, knowing you are in Grand Rapids, I took video of that same storm when it past through Chicago just before hitting you... but I haven't blogged about it, just a couple guys trying to water blast the bricks of a building when they were getting blasted by that storm. I may stick it up at some point. Great job!

    By Anonymous Kevin Buckstiegel, at 12:33 AM, June 08, 2005  

  • I hope you can translate this messege cause I can't say this in other language that is not mine.....

    este es el mejor video "amateur" que he visto en mi vida... el balance grafico en cada una de las tomas es envidiable..la locacion es perfecta, el sonido del agua al caer y la musica de background no podrian encajar mejor.. la toma de la hoja es impresionante, un zoom out solo a que la punta de la hoja toque el borde de la pantalla y quedaria perfecta
    absolutamente espectacular amigo...

    By Blogger Gilberto Carranza, at 3:28 AM, June 08, 2005  

  • hey, that's my house!!

    By Anonymous liz, at 2:05 PM, June 08, 2005  

  • cool video, two very enthusiastic thumbs up..:)

    By Blogger karen, at 10:16 AM, June 11, 2005  

  • Seeing that you've already 20 comments saying pretty much the same thing I was going to say...oh hell...it was really good, I loved it, especially the music choice. I miss heavy torrents, Australia's been in a drought for most of the 4 years I've been here. Ick, that's all I have to say about it.

    By Blogger Joan Khoo, at 8:54 AM, June 12, 2005  

  • ya - i'm with everyone else. i felt like i was there looking out the window. nice.

    By Blogger backinblakk, at 11:37 PM, June 13, 2005  

  • Dude... brilliant.

    By Blogger Vu Bui, at 12:34 PM, June 16, 2005  

  • This was really pretty. :o)

    I like your vlog. Consider yourself bookmarked.

    By Blogger ~j, at 12:51 PM, June 17, 2005  

  • holy moly! it takes me a while to dig around and find gems and eureka! this one is gorgeous. so many awesome shots it's not even funny. i particularly like the one with the raindrops that look rectangular and long. bravo!

    By Blogger Clark ov Saturn, at 5:13 PM, August 02, 2005  

  • p.s. can i request a remix with no background music and crossfaded audio on the cuts? i really like the background music, don't get me wrong, it's very beautiful and emotional, but i would love to see this with just the sounds of the rain (and crosspost it to http://vlogme05.blospot.com!! )

    By Blogger Clark ov Saturn, at 5:15 PM, August 02, 2005  

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