NYC : Anticipating Winter’s Thaw – by Richard Patterson

Richard PattersonRichard Patterson is a native New Yorker who is based in Brooklyn, NY. He works in the film and television industry focusing on documentaries, sports, and travel programs.

His recent short film created in Haiti called, Papa Machete, made its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival’15 and will be shown at BAM’s New Voices in Black Cinema this month in the shorts program.

Today is a beautiful day in New York City after a lengthy winter season. It’s the kind of day that gives you a glimpse into what makes these endless winters all worth it.

ANTICIPATING WINTER’S THAW is a short video I created dedicated to the long summer days ahead of us here in NYC and on the East Coast; it’s a love letter to the season and to New York.

This is also my personal homage to one of my favorite opening sequences, Manhattan, by Woody Allen.

This footage was captured over four days in the month of May 2014 by bike carrying a full camera kit.

The gear was separated between my assistant and I using two Tenba backpacks.

The Sachtler DV 10 tripod and Induro Hi-Hat were suspended carried and secured in my bike panniers.

Recently, I shot the opening snow sequences during our last snowstorm here in New York, and I’ll admit it was a lot harder to get out and go.

Technical Breakdown and Gear:
Sony FS7 (UHD, AVC-I, S-Log3 – Winter Shots)
Sony FS700 + Odyssey 7Q (Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), 4:2:2 YCC 10 bit, S-log2 – Summer Shots)
Zeiss ZE 21mm, 28mm, 85mm
Canon (L) 16-35mm, 70-200mm
– Tiffen 4×5 Soft Edge Graduated .6 & .9 Filters + O’Connor O-Box
Tenba Roadie HDSLR Backpack
Tenba Shootout Backpack 32L

Anticipating Winter's Thaw

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