Location: Iowa City Pedestrian Mall
Gear: Canon 60D HDSLR, Canon XH-A1s
For the opening of the piece, I needed to capture establishing shots for Johnson and Washington Counties. I loved this adventure and introduction to my immediate surroundings. In Kalona, which is notable for its large population of Amish people and Mennonites, I bought cheese curds at The Cheese House, passed men driving horse-drawn buggies, and shopped in a store lit exclusively with sunlight where I felt a little embarrassed for not being dressed more conservatively. From Kalona, I went to Riverside, which was quite a change in tune. There was a model of the starship USS Enterprise on the side of the road and a sign that indicated Riverside was the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. Kirk is scheduled to be born March 22, 2228, so I won't be around to meet him, but I might consider checking out TrekFest next June. A visit to Coralville and North Liberty completed my establishing shot adventure.
I am currently in post-production for this video, and will post it as soon as it is public.