We have spent the last 3 years traveling the state over the holidays (including Christmas), weekends, school breaks and birthdays, building up our video library for our series. We try our darndest to capture as much diversity, to the best of our abilities, everywhere we go. Simple formula really.
The drawback? There are only two of us sorting cards, categorizing animals and sorting video into a 40TB server while piecing video together. Did I mention that Ray is Dr. Raymond Matlack, James A. Davidson endowed professor and I am a full time graduate student in the throws of completing my masters?
We work off 3 separate Dell laptops using an array of video software, adobe and other brands, 2 cellphones, 11 hardrives, that 40 TB server I just mentioned and an iPad.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget what we are doing or remember where that “one thing we filmed is.” It’s a case of “can’t see the forest for the trees” so to speak.
Here’s a few quick pictures of the madness. My lap usually has more in it.
Somewhere on Ray’s table, there is a 300mm f2.8 lens, a 500mm f4, a drone, 10 hard drives, 5D mark III with a 65mm 1-5x (one of our favorite macros) countless flashdrives, macro adapter, IR panels and a jumping spider. Oh, and a dog.