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Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

When I was shooting my Kickstarter video a few weeks ago I ended up shooting a lot of shots during the filming.  I thought it would be fun to share the 'behind the scenes' shots... We started off in Golden Gai.  It is one of my favorite locations in Tokyo.  I haven't been there during the day before.  It doesn't have the same vibe that the night time does but you can see a lot of the details you might otherwise miss in the darkness of night.

Today's Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

I would have liked to see John Mayer...

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

The great story teller Adrian Storey shooting my video...

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

The funny thing was people didn't seem to notice him or case we were shooting video.   They just went about their day...

Adrian Storey

Adrian Storey

Adrian Storey

Adrian Storey

One of the best parts of this entire project has been finally cleaning my Lightroom library.  My library is extremely clean now with all of my images keyword and tagged.  I have gotten ride of the non-keepers that I didn't want.   I have arranged everything logically with just a few physical folders outside of my ShootTokyo working folder.    I'll look to write up my system in an upcoming post.

ShootTokyo's Lightroom

ShootTokyo's Lightroom

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Adrian Storey

Adrian Storey

I don't do a lot of this type of heads on shooting but it worked well for the filming.   I like how some of the images came out so I might try this more.

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Safety first...

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

This store is always closing and having a final clearance sale.

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

These were from the final scene in the video when we are walking through Yakitori Alley in Shinjuku...

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku's Yakitori Alley

Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station

I loved this girls shirt...

Harajuku

Harajuku

Harajuku

Harajuku

ShootTokyo on Kickstarter

ShootTokyo on Kickstarter

I posted the latest update on my Kickstarter yesterday.  You can read it here.   Through the help of some friends helping me with editing down from over 20,000 images, we printed 500 and through a lot of debate and selection I now have ~100 images and a flow for the book.  If you have never printed your best work and really critiqued it I highly recommend the process.

My Kickstarter passed 300% funding this evening.   I have had a few people asking me what I am going to do with the 'extra' money so I wanted to explain how Kickstarter works.   It is an all or nothing funding model.  So if you set a goal and achieve 99% you get nothing and neither do your backers.   The project just fails and is unsuccessful.   The way I set my goal was is the absolute minimum I need to cover the costs of creating the video, creating the eBooks, designing the book, printing the books for backers, creating the other rewards for backers and shipping them around the world.

Now that the project has well exceeded that goal, I am going to look at a few things; I am going to look at upgrading the materials being used to produce the books and look at printing in higher volumes so I can offer the books here on ShootTokyo and in stores around Tokyo.   So if you haven't backed the project, please consider supporting my project and sharing it with your friends.

Thanks for stopping by today...

Harmonica Yokocho

Harmonica Yokocho

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

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